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This Ramadan was different

This Ramadan was different

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year Ramadan in the Saudi Arabia and the entire Muslim world will not be the same. On 10 April, the government in Saudi Arabia announced it what it considers the last in a series of restrictions which it has imposed on the nation to...

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Saudis in lockdown

Saudis in lockdown

At first, I could not grasp the depression that overcame me with the gradual lockdown. I tried to reason with myself, but still continued feeling trapped. Like many other cities in the world, Dubai went into lockdown. The closure happened gradually, making it easier...

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The Corona crisis in the Gulf

The Corona crisis in the Gulf

This is the Grand Mosque of Makkah without people after Saudi authorities banned public attendance. It is a heartbreaking scene for anyone who has been there. This is the second time in Saudi Arabian history that worshippers are not allowed into the Grand Mosque (the...

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