Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Tag Archives: Hajj

Saudi Shoura Council speaker pledges to increase Hajj quota for Sri Lankans

:: The speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council, Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, said on Monday that he would look into resolving issues faced by Sri Lankans in Saudi Arabia and the possibility of increasing the Hajj quota for the island nation

Hajj minister hails royal decree on Saudi visas

:: The Saudi minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammad Salih Bentin, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for issuing a royal decree restructuring visit, Hajj and transit visas. The decree includes the cancellation of repeat Umrah

Saudi Hajj ministry celebrates arrival of Sudanese pilgrims

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj received the first batch of pilgrims coming by sea from Sudan to Jeddah on Saturday. The ship, with more than 1,400 pilgrims onboard, arrived at Jeddah Islamic Port amid a warm welcome and reception

King Salman welcomes pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

:: King Salman on Tuesday welcomed pilgrims who have started arriving in the Kingdom from around the world to perform Hajj rituals. The Saudi ruler directed public and private sectors serving the pilgrims to “exert all efforts” to help the

Sheikh Sultan criticizes Qatar for barring Hajj pilgrims from visiting Mecca

:: A royal family member who is opposed to the current regime in Doha has criticized Qatar for barring Hajj pilgrims from being able to visit Mecca for a second year in a row. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

Makkah governor inaugurates 18th Scientific Forum of Hajj, Umrah and Visit Research

:: Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated on Tuesday the 18th Scientific Forum of Hajj, Umrah and Visit Research and the accompanying exhibition organized by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research at Umm

Pakistan’s Council of Scholars deplores new Qatari attempts to ‘politicize’ Hajj

:: The Council of Pakistani Scholars has denounced new attempts by Qatar to politicize the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage, which was seen during the Hajj season last year. The head of the Council of Pakistani Scholars Sheikh Taher Mahmoud al-Ashrafi said

King Salman: Allah granted KSA the honor of serving pilgrims

King Salman

:: King Salman on Tuesday thanked Almighty Allah for granting Saudi Arabia the honor of serving pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites. Addressing a Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, he said since

Saudi Arabia, Iran and distancing hajj from politics

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hassan AlMustafa :: During the press conference which Makkah’ governor Khaled al-Faisal held at the emirates’ headquarters in Mina, he talked about the pilgrims coming from Iran and said: “Iranian pilgrims are our brothers in Islam. We’ve received

Saudi Information Ministry praises media role during Hajj

:: The Ministry of Culture and Information on Monday held its annual ceremony to honor the media and cultural delegations covering the Hajj season this year. During the ceremony, Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad conveyed the

The new city of Mecca

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: There are about one and a half billion Muslims around the world. If we assume that one billion of them would like to perform Hajj once in his life – which is a core tenet

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

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

Saudi plans for Hajj rituals are hailed a success

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki

:: Plans for nearly two million pilgrims to ascend Mount Arafat and its surroundings, stay the night in Muzdalifa and return to Mina valley to spend the post-Hajj days were declared a success on Friday. The security spokesman for 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

Saudi deploys 100,000 security forces to Mecca ahead of Hajj

:: At the headquarters of Saudi Arabia’s General Security forces in Mina, the press conference confirmed that nearly 1.72 mln pilgrims have been confirmed to have flown into the kingdom over the past few days whereas an additional 200,000 pilgrims

Malaysian pilgrims get Hajj entry stamps from Saudi officials in home country

:: Saudi General Directorate of Passports has sent a number of its employees to Malaysia to complete procedures of pilgrims entering the country from Kuala Lumpur Airport for Hajj. The initiative was implemented in order to facilitate the procedures that

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