Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls on all to look for crescent moon signalling Ramadan

A crescent moon is seen through pine trees before the start of the FIS Alpine World Cup Men's Slalom on December 22, 2017 in Madonna di Campiglio, Italian Alps. (AFP)
Updated 13 May 2018
0

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls on all to look for crescent moon signalling Ramadan

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court called on all Muslims to look for the crescent moon signalling the start of Ramadan on Tuesday and to inform the nearest court of those who see it with the naked eye or through the binoculars, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
The statement was issued by the supreme court on Sunday, with the month of Ramadan expected to begin on Tuesday and continue until June 14th during which Muslims around the world will practice fasting from dawn until dusk.


Saudi border guards foil plot to smuggle 1,117kgs of hashish, arrest 30

Updated 21 May 2018
0

Saudi border guards foil plot to smuggle 1,117kgs of hashish, arrest 30

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards thwarted several attempts to smuggle 1,117 kilograms of hashish through land and sea borders during the period from May 7th until May 19th.
Border patrols arrested 30 suspects from different nationalities, after they were spotted crossing the Kingdom's southern borders.
According to the border guards' spokesman, Col. Saher Al-Harbi, those involved, including 13 Ethiopians, 6 Somalis, and 11 Yemenis, have been referred to the relevant authorities for processing, along with the narcotics that were seized in their possession.
Al-Harbi stressed that the border guards will continue to be vigilant in stopping all attempts to smuggle contraband into the country.