Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: Hajj

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

Council of Pakistani Scholars praise Saudi’s Hajj performance

:: What the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia do, under the leadership of King Salman, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to provide service for the pilgrims deserves praise and appreciation. The elements that seek to politicize the Hajj are considered

Hundreds of Qataris leave Al-Ahsa airport to perform Hajj

:: Hundreds of Qatari pilgrims left Al-Ahsa International Airport on their way to Jeddah, following the order of King Salman to host all Qataris who wish to perform Hajj this year within the program of the king for Hajj and

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