Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to More »

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

 

Category Archives: Madina

Madinah governor inaugurates anti-drugs youth forum

:: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Monday inaugurated a nine-day youth forum on narcotics control. The director general of drug control in the Kingdom, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Saadi Al-Zahrani, and representatives from government and non-governmental religious, cultural and

Makkah-Madinah high speed rail just months away from becoming operational

:: Field work on the haramain specific teach, which connects the holy towns of makkah and madinah, is executed and the whole undertaking could be fully finished before the yearend, the makkah location improvement authority (mrda) has stated. In a

Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh harbor 60% of Saudi population

:: The Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh regions harbor about 60 percent of the population in the Kingdom which reached 32.6 million people as of the first half of 2017, a research study revealed. According to preliminary data of the General

Saudi Health Ministry: 1400 surgeries performed on Hajj pilgrims

:: Hospitals in Mecca and Medina have already conducted 1400 surgeries on pilgrims during the Hajj season this year, it has been announced. The Saudi Health Ministry said that 147 heart bypass operations and seven open heart surgeries have been

Hajj minister to open Makkah grand symposium

:: Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin will open the Hajj grand symposium on Dhul Hijjah 4 (Aug. 26) in Makkah, which has been organized the ministry, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. In a press statement on

Afghans call repeated Hajj an extravagance in war-torn country

:: The fervor of visiting Islam’s holiest site, Makkah, never dies in the heart of Afghan Muslims. With conflict, a humanitarian crisis and poverty gripping Afghanistan, Afghans say pilgrims should avoid frequent Hajj. Bound by local customs and traditions in

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 — in Dumat

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 a hotel where

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 which can be

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 Secretariat for Hajj

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 of Passports said

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 various outlets. The

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 air control unit

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 on the summer

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. The minister visited

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. Bentin started by

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 of Allah rests

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 known to be

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