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 »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »

 

Category Archives: Makkah

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

Mecca governor washes the Kaaba on behalf of Saudi King Salman

:: Mecca Governor Prince Khalid Al Faisal washed the Islam’s holy Kaaba on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who is also known by his title as the Cutodian of the Two Holy Mosques. On his arrival to the Grand

Saudi court clears Binladin group in deadly 2015 Mecca crane crash

:: A Saudi court has cleared the Binladin Group of responsibility for the 2015 collapse of a crane in Mecca which killed 100 people, the Saudi press reported on Monday. The Saudi-based Binladin construction firm belongs to the family of

Makkah Public Transportation Program inaugurated

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, signed a contract to import, operate and maintain Makkah Public Transportation Program (MPTP) buses with an alliance of national and international specialized companies. Hisham Al-Faleh, secretary-general of the Makkah Development Authority, which is

Prince Khaled lauds achievements of 10-year Makkah strategic plan

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and Makkah governor, has praised what has been achieved in the 10-year strategic plan for development in the Makkah region. Presiding over the 3rd session of the Makkah Region Council on Sunday

Makkah deputy governor inaugurates Electronic Forum

:: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated on Thursday the Electronic Forum, organized by the Committee of Young Businessmen at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce

Makkah governor to open new headquarters of Moderation Center

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the new headquarters of the Khaled bin Faisal Moderation Center at King Abdul Aziz University at the end of this week and will announce the names of those who won the center’s

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

Over a million women pilgrims perform the Hajj this year

:: A total of 1,334,080 men and 1,018,042 women have performed Hajj this year, according to the latest statistical report by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat). It said the number consisted of both the pilgrims coming from outside who

Qatari Emir who made Hajj happen for his fellow citizens

:: Many Gulf citizens and residents were quick to thank Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani after his mediation helped the Qatari pilgrims following the ban imposed by their country’s authorities preventing them from performing Hajj. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani congratulated the

Hajj metro operated smoothly this year, says transport chief

:: The “Hajj metro” train service between the holy sites operated smoothly this year, according to Public Transport Authority (PTA) President Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The Al-Mashaaer Al-Mugaddassah Metro, as the transport service is known, successfully transported pilgrims between the holy sites

Over 2 million pilgrims head home as Hajj officially ends today

:: Over two million pilgrims on Sunday entered their second Tashreeq day during which they continued throwing stones at the devil for the second day and left for Makkah to do Tawaf Al-Wada (farewell circumambulation) and prepare either to go

Mecca Governor: We serve pilgrims irrespective of regional conflicts

Khalid al-Faisal

:: Prince Khalid al-Faisal, governor of Mecca and head of the Saudi pilgrimage committee, said that the Kingdom has logged record numbers in the transport of pilgrims by buses and trains this year, reaching more than two million pilgrims. During

King Salman: Saudi the heart of Muslim world, strives to achieve unity

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held at the Royal Court at Mina Palace the annual reception for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,

Muslim pilgrims enter days of ‘Tashreeq’ in Mina as Hajj nears end

:: Muslim pilgrims at Hajj continue to perform the symbolic “stoning of the devil” ritual on Saturday. Pilgrims will stay in the Saudi desert valley of Mina over the coming days, called Tashreeq, as Hajj nears to an end. After

‘We will continue to provide security, tranquility and comfort to pilgrims’, says Saudi king in Eid message

King Salman

:: Saudi King Salman congratulated Hajj pilgrims and the Islamic nation on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha on Friday and paid tribute to members of security forces, who lost their lives protecting the Kingdom. King Salman received at Mina Palace

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha as Hajj draws to a close

:: Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the

Muslim pilgrims in Muzdalifa prepare for Hajj’s final stages

:: The General Statistics Authority announced a total of more than two million three hundred and fifty-two thousand pilgrims (2,352,122) are performing Hajj this year, including one million seven hundred and fifty-two thousand (1,752,014) pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia. The

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