Category Archives: Madina

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

Iranian pilgrims will participate in the Hajj season of this year

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umra and the Pilgrimage Organization of Iran completed all the necessary arrangements for the participation of Iranian pilgrims in the Hajj season of 2017 (1438AH), according to the approved procedures with various Islamic countries.

Saudi Crown prince oversees joint tactical training exercises

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif on Wednesday oversaw the closing session of the second joint tactical training exercises at the Mohammed bin Naif Center for Special Operations and Developed Applications. He was briefed on the training area at the center,

Saudi Arabia’s Watan 87 ‘a vital military drill to eliminate terror cells’

Maj. Gen. Saad bin Hassan Al-Jabari, commander of security forces’ installations, said that the joint tactical training exercise Watan 87 has received support from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif. He said the joint exercise is important in

Madinah’s ‘capital of Islamic tourism’ performance dazzles crowd

A theatrical performance to mark Madinah’s status as the 2017 capital of Islamic tourism dazzled crowds in the Saudi city recently. A large choir, folk dances and actors wearing traditional Arab dress were part of the show for the opening

Iranian delegation to visit Riyadh to discuss hajj pilgrimage rift

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi has told a press conference that “an Iranian delegation will visit Saudi capital of Riyadh this week to discuss prospects of hajj pilgrimage with Saudi officials; the visit is by an official invitation by

Prince Sultan bin Salman inaugurates activities of ‘Madinah Capital of Islamic tourism 2017’

Madinah Capital of Islamic tourism 2017

Prince Sultan bin Salman, chief of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), sponsored on Saturday the opening ceremony for “Madinah Capital of Islamic tourism 2017.” Prince Sultan stressed that the choice of Madinah for this title reflects the

Madinah’s date market bustling with pilgrims

Pilgrims and visitors are flocking to the Central Date Market near the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to buy different kinds of dates, a traditional present upon returning to their countries. An News Agency reporter saw waves of pilgrims of different

Terror suspects held in Jeddah, Madinah

More than 10 terror suspects were arrested in simultaneous security raids in Jeddah and Madinah on Saturday morning, Sabq online news reported. Several weapons, including guns and knives, were seized from them. The security agencies conducted raids on a number

Madinah governor launches planting of date palms to help orphans

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched a program on Tuesday to plant 100,000 palm trees in his region to help orphans. Prince Faisal is the chairman of the board of directors of the Takaful Welfare Society for Orphan Care

644,000 Captagon pills seized in Madinah, Al-Qassim

Anti-narcotics forces in Madinah foiled the smuggling of 623,000 Captagon pills. The drug consignment, which was coming from Tabuk and heading for Jeddah, was intercepted in Madinah and the alleged smuggler arrested. Meanwhile, customs officers at the Prince Naif bin

Saudi King approves Hajj capacity increase

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz approved on Thursday a proposal to increase the capacity of Mecca to accept more pilgrims during the next Hajj seasons. Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh bin Tahir Benten confirmed the news

Madinah governor opens new building of National Narcotics Control Commission

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Monday opened the new building of the National Narcotics Control Commission in the region. Upon arrival, the governor was received by the director of Narcotics Control in Madinah, Brig. Gen. Mansour Al-Subaei, and

Prince Sultan bin Salman calls for a change in work culture

President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) Prince Sultan bin Salman, who is also chairman of the supervisory committee of the National Program for Exhibitions and Conferences (NPEC), presided over NPEC’s 12th meeting at the committee’s

King supports plans to renovate historic mosques in Madinah

Prince Sultan bin Salman, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), announced that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has adopted the plan to renovate a number of historic mosques in Madinah. The renovations

Madinah ready to become ‘Capital of Islamic Tourism’

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah is witnessing a flurry of activities in preparation for hosting the most important event at the beginning of the next year, “Madinah, the capital of Islamic Tourism 2017”. Madinah was selected for the honor at the end of a

Prince Faisal congratulates king on Haj success

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King for the success of the current Haj season, which was conducted in accordance with a vision and approach that enabled pilgrims to perform their rituals smoothly

A 10-month Umrah season proposed

A government proposal to extend the Umrah season from the current eight months to 10 is being considered, local media said quoting informed sources. The proposal, according to which Moharram and Shawwal would be included in the Umrah season, comes

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