Category Archives: Jeddah

Development projects in Al-Leith, Adham valued at SR1.8 billion

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

The value of accomplished and ongoing development projects in Al-Leith and Adham in western Saudi Arabia is estimated at more than SR1.8 billion ($480 million), an official has said. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and Governor of Makkah

Makkah governor to inspect 4 coastal cities and towns

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal begins Sunday his inspection tours to the coastal cities and towns of Laith, Adhm, Qunfudhah and Ardiyat. Prince Khaled will be briefed on the development projects in these places, receive citizens and listen to their

Earth Hour: Saudi Arabia goes dark to shine light on climate change

Saudi Arabia - Earth Hour

Cities across Saudi Arabia marked Earth Hour on Saturday by asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for an hour, as part of the world’s largest event dedicated to the environment. From 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 pm,

Greek Revolution gave hope to people in Europe and Middle East

Evgenios Kalpyris

March 25 marks the 196th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. The successful revolution is hailed as giving Greeks their freedom back, as well as being the first European successful national independence war of the modern era against a foreign oppressor.

2 million narcotic pills seized, smuggler arrested in Makkah

Anti-narcotic teams in Makkah arrested a resident who received nearly 2 million narcotic pills. Saudi Customs announced through its account on Twitter that the Anti-Narcotic Department arrested a resident of the city who received 1,880,555 narcotic pills previously discovered by

Saudi Arabia’s 450-km Haramain train project nears completion

The company, implementing the constructional work for the Haramain Express Train, has completed the construction of 430 km of rails out of 450km, which is the distance between Makkah and Madinah, the project sources said. They said there were only

Fog blankets Saudi cities, unstable weather likely in UAE

Fog blanketed cities in Saudi Arabia and a dust storm enveloped skies because of wind traveling at a speed of 55 km per hour, the General Presidency for Meteorology and Environmental Protection reported on Sunday. According to a Saudi Gazette

Sandstorm ‘Madar’ swarms parts of Saudi Arabia

An “advance alert” was issued on Sunday following a sandstorm that hit the western city of Jeddah and other areas of Saudi Arabia. “Jeddah was on advance alert this morning but the condition is mild now,” Hussein Al-Qahtani, official spokesperson

Pakistani women keen to take up bigger roles in social welfare

A woman is an important part of any society and her capabilities should not be underestimated, a major gathering of Pakistani community activists in Riyadh was told recently. “There were women among the wives and companions of our Prophet Muhammad

Houthi missile shot down over Jazan

A Yemeni rebel missile was intercepted over the Kingdom late Friday, the Saudi-led Arab coalition said, as the death toll from a Houthi attack on a Yemeni army camp rose to 32. The coalition said the missile, directed at Jazan,

Saudi residents urged to take heed of premarital screening results

Dr. Zuhair Rahbeeni

Saudi Arabia residents have been urged to go for premarital screening tests and pay attention to the results and any recommendations made by doctors. Despite a law that makes it mandatory for couples to get screened for genetic, infectious and

Schools in Northern Border region closed on Sunday

All Schools in Northern Border region will remain closed on Sunday due to bad weather conditions. The General Directorate of Education in the region has announced in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency. Related articles across the web Iranians

UN chief warns against abrupt US funding cuts to world body

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned against an abrupt cut to US funding for the world body. “Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts,” said Stephane Dujarric,

Border guards thwart hashish smuggling attempt at Jazan border

Border guards in Jazan province have arrested nine people accused of trying to smuggle 430 kilograms of hashish into Saudi Arabia. Marine Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi, a spokesman, said guards have thwarted several such attempts to smuggle hashish. In

Three Gulf mosques win architecture award

Three mosques from the Arabian Gulf have won awards for their architecture. Msheireb mosque in Qatar, the Sheikha Salama Mosque in the UAE city of Al-Ain, and the Arcapita Mosque in Bahrain were all recognized by the Abdullatif Al-Fozan Award

Israel last country to talk about justice, says Jordanian official

Ahmed Ben Younes Al-Barrak

Israel is the last country to talk about justice, as its hands are full of Palestinian blood, Nabil Al-Sharif, Jordan’s former minister of information, told News Agency on Sunday following Israeli reaction to the release of Ahmed Dagamseh after serving

Prince Khaled adopts 7 awards in Makkah Cultural Forum

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has adopted seven awards in three branches for the Makkah Cultural Forum to compete with their creative initiatives held under the slogan “How to be a Role Model.” The three branches are the institutional creative

Indian Consulate holds blood donation camp in Jeddah

A three-day Blood Donation Camp 2017 held in February was conducted at the Consulate General of India in Jeddah. Senior officials and staff from the Ministry of Health (MOH), the International Medical Center (IMC), consulate officials, Indian Pilgrims Welfare Forum

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