Crown Prince’s ‘impressive reforms’ lauded

:: Reforms undertaken and spearheaded by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have not only won plaudits worldwide but are being highlighted by the US media. Writing More »

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief slams terrorist attacks in Africa

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned attacks that caused the deaths of at least 37 people in intercommunal clashes in central Mali on Tuesday. Dr. Yousef More »

King Salman approves steps to improve health care in KSA

:: King Salman on Monday approved a number of decisions taken by the Saudi Health Council including the establishment of the National Center for Evidence-based Health Practice to improve health care services More »

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite More »

 

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Agreement signed to boost technical services at Two Holy Mosques

:: The General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque on Sunday signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to upgrade technical and digital services at the mosques. The signing ceremony was

Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

:: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signed an agreement with Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) to support the Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project. Prince Faisal extended his appreciation to YASREF for its work to support sustainable development, including

Makkah governor inaugurates international book fair

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated on Wednesday the fourth Jeddah International Book Fair. With the participation of 400 publishing houses from 40 countries, families can enjoy the events and activities of the 10-day book fair, whose theme this

Saudi King Salman urges best possible services for pilgrims during Ramadan

:: King Salman has called for efforts to be redoubled to provide the best services and facilities for Umrah performers, visitors and worshipers in the Two Holy Mosques, and the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah during Ramadan. Chaired by

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to UK offers condolences over Umrah crash

:: The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UK offered his condolences on Sunday to the families of four people killed when a coach taking a group of Umrah pilgrims from Makkah to Madinah collided with a fuel tanker near the

Saudi city of Madinah experiences 2.5 magnitude earthquake

:: The Holy City of Madinah experienced a 2.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, engineer Hani Zahran of the Saudi Geological Society told Arab News. City officials confirmed that there were no reports of damage from the earthquake. The center of

Saudi King Salman prays at Quba Mosque in Medina

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud paid a visit to the Mosque of Quba in Medina late in the evening on Thursday and performed the two-Rak’ah prayer of Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid. Upon his arrival,

Madinah governor inaugurates anti-drugs youth forum

:: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Monday inaugurated a nine-day youth forum on narcotics control. The director general of drug control in the Kingdom, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Saadi Al-Zahrani, and representatives from government and non-governmental religious, cultural and

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

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

Saudi Arabia produces 44% of GCC’s natural gas

:: A senior official from the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) announced in Manama that Saudi Arabia produces 44 percent of the natural gas in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Speaking at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals

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 official: Fall of Iraqi lady from balcony of hotel in Madinah was accident

:: Saudi Undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Visit Affairs in Madinah Mohammed Bejawi said that investigations in the incident of the fall of an Iraqi woman in her fifties off a balcony of a hotel where

Saudi Haj minister discusses development of services for pilgrims

:: Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Salih bin Taher Bentin continued inspection rounds and field visits, as well as preparatory meetings with the board of directors for Tawafa owners in preparation for the coming Haj season. The minister visited

Riyadh keen to unify efforts to overcome terrorism, extremism

King Salman

:: The Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Awwad bin Al-Awwad, delivered King Salman’s speech on his behalf to the people of Saudi Arabia and Muslims all around the world on the occasion of the start of the Holy Month

Saudi Crown prince inaugurates 17th Scientific Forum for Haj, Umrah and Visit Research

Prince Mohammed bin Naif.

:: The 17th Scientific Forum for Haj, Umrah and Visit Research was inaugurated Wednesday at Taibah University in Madinah by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, chairman of the Higher Supervisory Committee of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute

Earth Hour: Saudi Arabia goes dark to shine light on climate change

Saudi Arabia - Earth Hour

Cities across Saudi Arabia marked Earth Hour on Saturday by asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for an hour, as part of the world’s largest event dedicated to the environment. From 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 pm,

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