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: MADINAH

Madinah ready to become ‘Capital of Islamic Tourism’

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah is witnessing a flurry of activities in preparation for hosting the most important event at the beginning of the next year, “Madinah, the capital of Islamic Tourism 2017”. Madinah was selected for the honor at the end of a

Presidency of Two Holy Mosques gears up for Ramadan

Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais

The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is geared up with unprecedented arrangements to receive hundreds of thousands of Umrah pilgrims and worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan, which marks the peak annual Umrah season. Sheikh

Hottest summer, heavy rains expected this year in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will have the hottest summer season in recent years this year, said Dr. Ayman Ghulam, vice president of the Presidency for Meteorology and Environment (PME). He said the Kingdom’s interior, deserts, south-central and southeastern regions are likely to

Madinah governor visits project sites

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman recently visited a number of ongoing developmental project sites in the Holy City, as part of his efforts to ensure that they meet the set standards and deadlines. During the visit, he said that

Prince Faisal launches projects worth SR100m

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched a series of charity and developmental projects during his recent visit to Khaibar Province at costs exceeding SR100 million. They included municipal projects at Khaibar, Al-Salsah and Al-Ashash Municipalities at a cost of

Mataf area likely to be shaded

Pilgrims and visitors performing tawaf (circumambulation) of the Holy Kaaba or praying around it may look forward to relief from the blazing sun, as a proposal to shade the Mataf area is being studied. According to local media, the matter

Hajis saved from baggage check-in formalities

Bandar Al-Hajjar

Companies in charge of accommodation of pilgrims will also be made responsible for shipping their luggage to their destinations, Haj Minister Bandar Al-Hajjar has said. “This is a new mechanism which has been initiated to facilitate swift and smooth departure

Madinah raids net 5,469 illegal residents

The police last month arrested 5,469 people who have been living in the Madinah region in violation of local regulations. Madinah police chief Maj. Gen. Abdul Hadi Al-Shahrani said Sunday police were able to arrest these expatriates of different nationalities,

Hijazi culture under spotlight in festivals

Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah are competing for their Hijazi heritage, culture and civilization, to make young Saudis aware of the history of the past generations through the launch of festivals in every city and in line with holidays of the

5,013 illegal expats arrested in Madinah

Security authorities have arrested 5,013 illegal expats during the month of Safar in Madinah, according to the district police. Madinah police chief Maj. Gen. Abdul Hadi Al-Shahrani said his force arrested expatriates of different nationalities, who have violated the labor

Madinah governor chairs Takaful meeting

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, who is chairman of the board of directors of the Takaful Charity Association for Orphans’ Care in the region, chaired a meeting of the board of directors of the association and investment committee. Members

Grand mufti: Islam deals mercifully with violators

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh

Islam encourages Muslims to deal with opponents and violators in a gentle manner, said Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh here recently. Al-Asheikh made the comments during a speech at Taiba University in Madinah entitled “The Prophet’s teachings on dealing

Yanbu’s Historic Area to undergo a major facelift

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), in cooperation with its strategic partners, is working on a major facelift of the Historic Area in Yanbu on the Red Sea coast. According to the plan, the Historic Area in

No delay in Haramain Train project: Minister

There is no delay in the execution of the Haramain Train project and work is currently progressing according to the schedule, Transport Minister Abdullah Al-Muqbel said on Monday. “All major works embodied in the contracts with the executing companies will

Jawazat wraps up Haj services; bids farewell to 1,377,708 pilgrims

The department of passports (Jawazat) announced on Sunday that it has wrapped up its Haj services which focused on serving the pilgrims on arrival and departure through the Kingdom’s airports, seaports and land border points. A local daily quoted the

Acquisitions for ambitious Darb project halted

The Finance Ministry has instructed executive authorities to stop evacuating properties and acquiring land for the Darb Al-Sunnah project in Madinah until further notice. The ministry has also postponed the payment of compensation to owners of properties to be acquired

Program tackles youth extremism

Taiba University, under the aegis of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, has launched a program aimed at preventing the youth from being influenced by extremist organizations and ideologies. It is being conducted in cooperation with the King Abdulaziz Center

Saudis want a better quality of life

Jamal Khashoggi

By : Jamal Khashoggi The Saudi cabinet’s approval of a bill to impose taxes on undeveloped urban land, has revived interests in local affairs that were overshadowed by the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. This decision will alter the

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