Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


Category Archives: Makkah

Saudi Crown Prince visits security forces injured in foiled terror attack

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday visited security forces involved in foiling a terror plot last week that targeted the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Arab and Islamic leaders condemn terror plot targeting Makkah’s Grand Mosque

:: Leaders from around the Arab world have condemned a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in Makkah, which Saudi security forces said on Friday they had

World reacts to foiled terrorist attack at Mecca’s Grand Mosque

:: Global condemnations have poured in following a foiled terror attack on Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday. Security forces said the operation was planned

Five arrested after Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca

:: The Saudi Interior Ministry said on Friday that it has arrested five members of a cell that was planning an attack on the Grand Mosque area

Friday sermon: Imams of the Two Holy Mosques remind Muslims of Zakat Al-Fitr

:: Worshippers at Friday prayers bid farewell to Ramadan, while imams throughout the Kingdom urged congregations to give Zakat Al-Fitr before the day of Eid. In his

Saudi security forces kill most wanted militant in Mecca

:: Security forces on Friday succeeded in thwarting an imminent terrorist act targeting the security of the Grand Mosque and worshippers by a group stationed in three

Saudis pledge allegiance to new Crown Prince in official ceremony

:: Saudis on Wednesday evening have pledged allegiance to their new Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, at the Safa Palace in Makkah. After his arrival

Free suhoor meals for thousands of pilgrims in Makkah

:: On a directive from Makkah Governor and Adviser to King Salman Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, thousands of Umrah pilgrims at the Grand Mosque in Makkah are being

Mecca Governor: No Muslim prevented from entering the Grand Mosque

:: Saudi Arabia has not prevented any Muslim from entering the Grand Mosque, advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Mecca region

Makkah residents to be trained to deal with heart attacks

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Makkah governor and adviser to King Salman, on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah in Jeddah to

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

Pakistan: Islamic world won’t allow Iran to tamper with Saudi Arabia’s security

:: In response to a statement made by Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Mohammad Hussein Bagheri, the head of Pakistan’s Council of Scholars Taher

All potential mobilized for safety of pilgrims in Ramadan

:: Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, said on Saturday that the presidency and its officials have mobilized

Makkah governor names winners of Award for Excellence

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Sunday announced the winners of the 8th edition of Makkah Award for Excellence. One winner was the Security Committee of Haj

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurates Al-Dweihi gold mine

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated Al-Dweihi gold mine and factory, and some basic mining projects in Makkah, in the presence of Prince Faisal bin Turki, adviser

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

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

Initiatives launched for Saudi soldiers in southern border areas

In recognition of the efforts and sacrifices of Saudi soldiers in the southern border areas, the Makkah Cultural Forum has launched seven initiatives from several government and

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