Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »

 

Category Archives: Madina

Saudi Health Ministry detects 23 cases of MERS

:: The Health Ministry recorded 23 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS) during the 25 days of the current hijri month of Dhul Qaada, local media reported. The ministry recorded the most cases — 13

Saudi official: Fall of Iraqi lady from balcony of hotel in Madinah was accident

:: Saudi Undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Visit Affairs in Madinah Mohammed Bejawi said that investigations in the incident of the fall of an Iraqi woman in her fifties off a balcony of

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

Slain Palestinians’ relatives to perform Hajj as king’s guests

:: Preparations are complete for the arrival of 1,000 relatives of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to perform this year’s Hajj as guests of King Salman. Abdullah Al-Madalj, secretary-general of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz General

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

Egyptian plane lands safely in Medina after smoke alert

:: An Egyptian plane landed safely, shortly after taking off from Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia because of smoke reported in the pilot cabin. The General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a press statement that the

1,564 Saudis participate in summer literacy campaign in Hail

:: A summer campaign to raise awareness about adult literacy in Hail targeted more than 1,564 citizens, including 773 males and 791 female in education centers. The director of adult education in Hail and the executive supervisor

Saudi Haj minister discusses development of services for pilgrims

:: Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Salih bin Taher Bentin continued inspection rounds and field visits, as well as preparatory meetings with the board of directors for Tawafa owners in preparation for the coming Haj season.

Saudi Haj minister inspects institutions in preparation for Haj 2017

:: Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin has started inspection and field visits, as well as preparatory meetings with the board of directors for Tawafa owners in preparation for the coming Haj season.

Serving pilgrims Kingdom’s top priority: Shoura speaker

Abdullah Al-Asheikh

:: Shoura Council Speaker Abdullah Al-Asheikh said the Kingdom has placed serving pilgrims among its top priorities. In remarks on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Al-Asheikh said serving the guests

Key facts about Quba Mosque

:: Quba mosque has a special and unique place in the hearts of Muslims due to its association with the prophet Muhammed -peace be upon him- as it is the first mosque ever built. It is also

Saudi: Saturday is the first day of Ramadan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court said on Thursday that Saturday May 27 is the first day of Ramadan. On Thursday, Saudi was not able to sight Ramadan’s crescent. Muslims follow a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months

Saudi Crown prince inaugurates 17th Scientific Forum for Haj, Umrah and Visit Research

Prince Mohammed bin Naif.

:: The 17th Scientific Forum for Haj, Umrah and Visit Research was inaugurated Wednesday at Taibah University in Madinah by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, chairman of the Higher Supervisory Committee of the Custodian of the Two

Details emerge about ISIS cell members involved in the Prophet’s Mosque attack

Further information has been released regarding the identified members of a terrorist cell believed to be responsible for a number of attacks in Saudi Arabia. The group has been named as the “Harazat cell” after the name

Makkah governor to launch biggest gold mine

Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will launch on Monday Al-Duwaihi Gold Mine and Factory, and other mining infrastructure projects in the Makkah region. Al-Duwaihi, the biggest gold mine in the Kingdom, is the newest to be owned

Tourism is new investment avenue for citizens: SCTH

Prince Sultan bin Salman

Tourism has become a new source of investment for citizens, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), the Saudi Press Agency reported. Following the inaugural ceremony of “Abha,

KSA hotel capacity increases in 2017

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) said the number of hotels increased by 6 percent in 2017 to reach 2,036 compared to 1,908 in 2016. Furnished apartments were recorded at 6,940 and hospital entities

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