Category Archives: Makkah

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

Judge orders Makkah crane crash defendants to attend session

A judge, who is looking into the deadly 2015 crane crash in the Saudi city of Makkah, has ordered all five of the case’s defendants to attend the upcoming session. Judge Abdulaziz al-Twairqi said if the defendants did not attend,

What we know on missile launched at Makkah

The Arab Coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday that it has intercepted a ballistic missile that hit 65 km away from Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah, saying it was fired by militias in Yemen. The missile was fired

New Yemeni Haj minister vows to streamline operations

Ahmed Attia

The new Yemeni minister of endowments, Ahmed Attia, vowed to punish owners of Yemeni Haj and Umrah companies, who have violated Haj and Umrah regulations. “I confirm that the coming phase will be a corrective one to address the corruption

Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, to be fully covered with kiswa

Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, to be fully covered in its new Kiswa (the cloth that covers the Kaaba), on Monday. The Kaaba – located in Saudi’s Makkah city – has already received its new kiswa in September. The Kaaba

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

Haj Ministry prepares for opening of Umrah season

Mohammed Salih Bentin

Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin announced that the ministry has started preparing for next Umrah season 1438 AH, and planning for the next pilgrimage season. Bentin explained that the work has not stopped with the end of

Crown Prince inspects operations center

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif inspected on Sunday evening work at the unified security operations center (911) in Makkah. The Crown Prince praised what he saw in the center including the techniques and qualified cadres. He urged everyone to put

Around 1.5 mln attend Friday prayer in Makkah

Some 1.5 million pilgrims performed Friday prayer in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The white-clad throng made the area around the Kaaba resemble a snow-dusted field from above. Sheikh Faisal Ghazzawi, Imam and Khateeb of the Grand Mosque, delivered the

Pilgrims’ security a red line

Saudis stand as one to defend the Two Holy Mosques after Iranian incitement calls to frustrate this year’s Haj. This united stand is an answer to what they called a open call for terrorism against the Kingdom by Iranian leader

Pilgrims stream into Mina

A gigantic wave of pilgrims, numbering hundreds and thousands, began streaming into the tent city of Mina as the sun went down on Friday. With prayers on their lips, beads clutched in their fingers, water bottles in their hands, e-bracelets

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