Category Archives: Makkah

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

Makkah governor pledges $20 million to protect endangered heritage sites

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the head of the Saudi delegation to donors to the International Fund for Protecting Endangered Cultural Heritage, announced that the Kingdom has donated $20 million to the fund. The fund was established to help preserve

Saudi Arabia committed to be example of protection of human rights: King

King Salman stressed the Kingdom’s keenness to be an example of protection of human rights, freedom, welfare and comprehensive development for community, in an address delivered on behalf of the king by Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy

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.

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

Assailants of Jeddah policeman identified

Security forces in Mecca revealed the identities of seven motorcyclist suspects accused of assaulting a policeman and endangering citizens’ lives in Jeddah City. In a statement published, Thursday, police stated that five of the suspects: one Saudi and six expatriates,

Prince Faisal, Makkah Forum praised for creative initiative

The Makkah Cultural Forum, launched by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, gathered at least 61 cultural and humanitarian groups from the public and private sectors under a united vision in the Makkah region. Praising the participants in the forum for

New Taiif project and housing launches 10.5 thousands units

The prince of Mecca Khaled al-Faisal announced the implementation of the new Taiif projects, which include the Taiif International Airport, the restoration of the Okaz market, the technology Oasis and the housing and industrial city. The prince also inaugurated a

Saudi participated in team that discovered Earth-size planets

Saudis have expressed pride and joy after it emerged that a citizen of the Kingdom, Dr. Yaseen Al-Mleaky was included in a team of researchers who helped discover seven new planets. The planets, the discovery of which was announced by

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

Makkah: Saudi forces successfully prevent man from setting himself on fire

Security personals stopped a man who tried to burn himself in front of the holy Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A video circulated on social media shows the security men arresting a person who was getting ready to pour material

190,000 Myanmar nationals’ get residency relief in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has granted more than 190,000 free residency permits to members of the Myanmar community. A report by the chief of the permanent committee, meant to study and address the condition of the Myanmar community, said more than 190,000

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal calls for workshop to update development strategy

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal called for a workshop on Tuesday to update the public-private partnership in the Kingdom and Makkah region’s development strategy. The region’s development strategy program was launched almost seven years ago under the patronage of Prince

Saudi slits Asian wife’s throat as children scream ‘Dad killed Mom’

“He slit the throat of his wife and called the police,” said the Press Secretary of the Mecca Police Region, Colonel Ati Ben Attia al-Qureshi. A security patrol was following up a communication made at 10 Wednesday morning. The Saudi

India to introduce integrated mobile app for next Hajj

The Indian Hajj Mission is developing an integrated mobile app for the pilgrims for the next Hajj. The new app will have so many added features apart from comprehensive information about all Indian pilgrims, including those who come through private

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

Haramain train to be fully operational by end 2017

The Haramain high speed train will start operating gradually in six months, with the first trip departing from Makkah to Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic city in Rabigh, a 450-km-long trip. The Haramain train will be full operational

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