Saudi Arabia's first dog cafe delights pet lovers
Dog owners in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy a cup of coffee alongside their beloved pets at a new cafe -- a first for the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Umrah pilgrimage after seven months
Saudi Arabia will reopen the pilgrimage to residents, and then visitors from select countries. Authorities said it will return to its full capacity only after the threat of the virus has been eliminated.
Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia jails killers for 20 years
Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to 20 years in prison over the murder of dissident reporter Jamal Khashoggi, reducing initial death sentences. Three other people were also ordered to serve shorter prison terms.
Coronavirus: Muslims in Saudi Arabia begin scaled-back hajj
Only a small number of faithful are taking part in this year's hajj, usually one of the biggest religious gatherings in the world. Authorities have dramatically downsized the pilgrimage to prevent fresh virus outbreaks.
Omar Abdulaziz: A critic of Saudi Arabia becomes a target
A friend of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Omar Abdulaziz is a thorn in the side of Saudi Arabia. Living in exile in Canada, the activist has been warned by the police of a possible threat against him.
Restaurants and hair salons reopen in Saudi Arabia
Traffic is back on the streets of Riyadh, and restaurants and hair salons have reopened as Saudi Arabia lifts its coronavirus curfew. Saudi Arabia has been the hardest-hit Gulf state during the pandemic, with over 150,000 confirmed cases.
Oil prices rise as COVID-19 lock-downs start to ease
Oil prices have climbed up in recent times driven by relaxed coronavirus restrictions and lock-downs in some countries which have allowed some businesses and factories to resume operations. The market was also supported by Saudi Arabia’s decision to further deepen its output cut. Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, Managing Director of Energyinc Advisors joins CNBC Africa to focus on the global oil market and its implication for Nigeria.
Mecca worshippers adhere to physical distancing during Ramadan prayers
Muslim worshippers pray while respecting the social distancing restrictions next to the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque. Saudi Arabia partially lifted its curfew but said it would maintain a round-the-clock lockdown in the holy city of Mecca.
Coronavirus: India reports first death, cases surpass 70
A 76-year-old man from the southern state of Karnataka is India's first SARS-CoV-2 fatality. He had traveled to Saudi Arabia in the days before his death.