Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »


Category Archives: Jeddah

Flag-hoisting ceremonies in Riyadh, Jeddah

:: The Embassy of Pakistan will hold a flag-hoisting ceremony to celebrate the country’s Independence Day on Monday in Riyadh. The embassy has invited members of the Pakistani community along with their families to attend the ceremony

Tips on how pilgrims can avoid eye infections during the Hajj season

:: The Saudi Ophthalmology Society warned pilgrims of eye infections they may suffer from and advised them to take certain precautions in order not to catch any while performing hajj. One of the common infections is conjunctivitis

US-Saudi joint exercise ‘Earnest Leader 2017’ concludes

:: US-Saudi ground forces on Thursday concluded their joint exercise “Earnest Leader 2017” in Tabuk, which aimed to develop and strengthen military relations, plans and programs between the two countries. The joint exercise was held in the

Saudi government agencies present plans to serve pilgrims to Makkah governor

:: Government agencies which have been assigned the task of serving pilgrims presented their executive and operational plans for the current Hajj season to Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Saturday. The plans aim to provide the

Security chief: 9,000 Saudi officers to protect Hajj metro

:: As many as 9,000 officers and soldiers will be assigned to protect the “Hajj metro” train service and passengers, a security chief said. The Al-Mashaaer Al-Mugaddassah Metro, as the transport service is known, operates for one

Saudi Arabia, Iraq discuss economic opportunities in Jeddah meeting

:: Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih discussed economic opportunities in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Al-Luaibi. Al-Falih told News Agency that they discussed Iraq’s huge mineral reserves, which have

This is the number of pilgrims that have arrived in Saudi Arabia so far

:: Saudi air and land ports have received 447,300 thousand pilgrims that will be performing Hajj this year. The kingdom has activated detailed plans in order to facilitate arrival procedures quickly and accurately. Saudi Arabia’s Directorate General

Saudi’s air and land ports receive more than 440,000 pilgrims until Tuesday

:: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s air and land ports received until yesterday 447,302 pilgrims who came to perform Hajj rituals this year 2017, amid integrated readiness being caried out by concerned authorities to receive pilgrims at

Makkah governor rejects Qatar’s attempt to reduce Saudi role in Hajj

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Saudi Arabia rejects all attempts to politicize and internationalize the Hajj, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, said on Monday. Prince Khaled, adviser to King Salman and governor of Makkah Region, was speaking

Anti-terror quartet reiterate firm position in Jeddah meet

:: The anti-terror quartet (ATQ) countries — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt — on Thursday reiterated their firm stance against terrorism in all its manifestations. In this regard, the ATQ reaffirmed that various

Over 69,000 pilgrims arrive at Jeddah airport

:: More than 69,000 pilgrims have arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport, via 394 flights, since the start of the Hajj season, 4.3 percent more than last year. The capacity of the airport’s Hajj and

Red Sea project to attract global tourism companies: Al-Qassabi

:: The Red Sea project will pave the way for partnerships with the world’s leading tourism companies, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said Wednesday. The project was launched Tuesday by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy

Jamjoom appointed chairman of Euro-Arab Environment Organization

:: The Euro-Arab Environment Organization (EAEO) on Wednesday appointed its new president, Ibrahim Abdul Ghaffar Jamjoom, who was elected to succeed Saleh Al-Muzaini. The EAEO’s flag was handed over at a ceremony held in Jeddah, in the

Haramain Express Train trial successful

:: On behalf of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah, participated on Tuesday in a pilot trip of the Haramain Express Train. Also present were Transport Minister Sulaiman Al-Hamdan; Spanish

First batch of Haj pilgrims from India Arrives in Jeddah

:: Nearly 8100 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir would perform Haj this year and the first batch which is carrying nearly 800 passengers, has left for Saudi Arabia today. The annual pilgrimage of Haj begins today and

Saudi women’s cycling team take over the Red Sea corniche

:: A group girls and women in Jeddah set up a women’s cycling team on the city’s corniche. The group’s founder, Nadima Abu El-Einein, said that her passion for cycling since childhood prompted her to think about

Saudi monarch decorates Royal Guard chief with new rank

:: King Salman promoted Suhail bin Saqr Al-Mutairi to the rank of general at Al-Salam Palace following a royal order that appointed him chief of the Royal Guard. King Salman congratulated Al-Mutairi, wishing him luck in his

New Saudi security service key to development, prosperity, says minister

:: The modernization of Saudi Arabia’s state security agencies is key to the country’s development and prosperity in accordance to the Vision 2030 reform plan, Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad has said. Saudi

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