Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Tag Archives: Makkah

Saudi Crown Prince visits Islam’s holiest site in Makkah

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been photographed during a visit to the Grand Mosque in Makkah where he was briefed on the current expansion project aimed at expanding the area for Muslims to pray. During his

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

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

Makkah governor visits rain-hit province

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal visited Al-Lith Province following heavy rain that damaged homes, in addition to inspecting a dam project in the area. He was accompanied by his undersecretary and members of a committee tasked with developing the

Makkah governor receives heads of consular missions in Jeddah

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, said on Sunday during a meeting with the heads of consular missions in Jeddah that Saudi Arabia would do its utmost to serve pilgrims. The goverment

Transporters of pilgrims without permits face punishment

:: The General Directorate of Passports announced the formation of committees to implement punishments and issue administrative decisions against transporters of pilgrims who do not have a Hajj permit. The committees will work around the clock and issue instant sanctions,

Makkah governor wants a new committee to solve issues from Umrah season in Ramadan

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, governor of Makkah and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, has ordered the formation of a committee headed by Deputy Makkah Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, with the Makkah Region Development Authority

Makkah water services chief: Proportion of faltering projects have gone down

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and governor of Makkah, discussed the works and projects of the National Water Co. (NWC) in the region, including 87 projects worth a total of SR6.8 billion ($1.8 billion). Mohammed bin Saleh

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

Makkah forum targets investment surge in Saudi Arabia

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the first Makkah Economic Forum on Sunday. The two-day event, under the theme “From Vision to Prosperity: Invest in Makkah,” will be held at the Jeddah Ritz-Carlton. The forum is organized by

More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

:: The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.

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

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

Makkah workshop approves 27 initiatives to enhance religious moderation and tolerance

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has inaugurated the “mithaq” initiative, the first of its kind to be held at the Holy Mosques, and received the book on “Following the Steps of the Role Model” from the General President of

Zamzam renovation work to be completed next month

Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar

:: Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar, acting emir of Makkah, on Monday inspected the ongoing renovation work of the Zamzam well in Makkah. About 90 percent of the work has already been completed and the seven-month renovation project will be completed

Prince Khaled announces SR14.6bn projects in Taif, Moya and Misan

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has unveiled projects in Taif, Moya and Misan Provinces, with an estimated cost of more than SR14.6 billion ($3.9 million). Addressing the local councils of Taif, Moya and Misan provinces, Prince Khaled thanked King

Artificially intelligent algorithms to estimate Tawaf crowds at the Grand Mosque in Makkah

:: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque said it applies simulation programs to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the mataf courtyard and on the upper floors, the roof and Al-Masaa

Deputy governor of Makkah region oversees Zamzam well project progress

:: Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Makkah region, raised the level of coordination between the bodies operating at the Grand Mosque to ensure the movement of crowds to and from the mosque in coordination with

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