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 »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

 

Tag Archives: Makkah

Islamic affairs minister highlights Saudi effort to spread moderation

:: The Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh received the Bangladeshi Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. Abdullah was head of a delegation arriving in the Kingdom to participate

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 Arabia starts new Umrah season – First pilgrims arrived

:: Saudi Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Yahya has welcomed the first flights of Umrah performers from outside the Kingdom at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. He said the General Directorate of Passports

Prince Khaled inaugurates 5G service in Makkah

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal launched the fifth-generation (5G) network service with the minister of communications and information technology, Abdullah Al-Sawaha. This is the second phase of the Smart Hajj initiative, which aims to provide innovative services to pilgrims

Makkah prepares for Hajj symposium on coexistence and tolerance

Mohammed Salih Bentin

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Salih Bentin will launch the 44th Hajj Grand Symposium on Aug. 5 under the title “Islam: Coexistence and Tolerance.” The two-day symposium at the Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel will include

Makkah governor receives security chiefs involved in holy city summits during Ramadan

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

:: Members of the committee responsible for overseeing security during the three key summits in Makkah during the last week of Ramadan called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal at his office on Monday. The governor appreciated the performance of

Saudi Ministry: Improved pilgrim services have had positive impact

:: Bassam Ghulman, deputy minister for transportation affairs at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, said that the Cabinet’s decision to improve pilgrims’ services has created a positive impact, and served as a starting point for promoting the goals of

King Salman arrives in Makkah for last ten days of Ramadan

:: King Salman arrived in Makkah on Saturday where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. On his arrival in the city, King Salman was received by the governor of the region Prince

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

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