King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

 

Tag Archives: Makkah

Saudi government agencies present plans to serve pilgrims to Makkah governor

:: Government agencies which have been assigned the task of serving pilgrims presented their executive and operational plans for the current Hajj season to Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Saturday. The plans aim to provide the

Mashair train to transport half a million pilgrims to Mecca

:: Mashair train will serve pilgrims during the annual Hajj rituals to facilitate their transitions in Mecca. The train is expected to transport about half a million passengers, in addition to half a million pilgrims during the

Makkah governor rejects Qatar’s attempt to reduce Saudi role in Hajj

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Saudi Arabia rejects all attempts to politicize and internationalize the Hajj, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, said on Monday. Prince Khaled, adviser to King Salman and governor of Makkah Region, was speaking

Saudi train fares ‘to be competitive compared to air ticket prices’

:: Train fares within the Kingdom will be competitive compared to the cost of traveling by air, an official of the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) told local media. Bashar bin Khaled Al-Malik, chief executive of SAR, said

Malaysia condemns firing of ballistic missile towards Makkah by Houthis

:: Malaysia has condemned the launching of a ballistic missile by Houthi militias toward Makkah region and expressing hope that the perpetrator to be brought to trial. “Malaysia stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dubai firm behind Apple’s ‘flying’ roof creating largest rotating dome in Mecca

:: A Dubai-based technology firm who was behind Apple’s new flying roof has revealed to Al Arabiya English their latest project – a rotating dome in Mecca, believed to be the largest in the world. Premier Composite

Saudi Haj minister inspects institutions in preparation for Haj 2017

:: Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin has started inspection and field visits, as well as preparatory meetings with the board of directors for Tawafa owners in preparation for the coming Haj season.

14 mosques in Makkah being built in original architectural style

:: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has began implementing the designs of 14 out of 50 mosques in the Makkan style to increase the Islamic identity of the surrounding Makkah environs. The agreement was signed between the

Plastic artists in Makkah compete in depicting crown prince

:: Seventeen male and female plastic artists are competing at the Makkah Festival for Entertainment and Awareness for the best depiction of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Rose Nouran, a member of the Plastic Arts Association at

SR400 bank guarantee for each pilgrim

:: Domestic Haj companies will have to deposit to the Ministry of Haj and Umrah SR400 per pilgrim before their electronic registration for the upcoming Haj. This was announced by the Ministry of Haj and Umrah. The

Over 30 million iftar meals distributed at Makkah’s Grand Mosque: Report

:: More than 30 million iftar meals were given to worshippers in and around the Grand Mosque in Makkah during Ramadan, according to a report presented to local Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. Prince Khaled received the detailed

Makkah governor praises officials on successful Umrah season

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, chairman of the Central Haj Committee, commended officials for the recently completed successful Umrah season. Some 3 million worshippers, including more than 2 million local and foreign pilgrims, visited the Two

Targeting the holiest place is their agenda

Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

By : Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri :: Just two days ago, on our television screens we saw how Saudi security forces thwarted a terrorist act that would have not only destroyed the sacredness of the Grand Mosque but

Opposition: Iranian regime the only party profiting from attacking Mecca

:: An Iranian opposition group has strongly condemned the terrorist plan against the Grand Mosque area in Mecca. “Those who are behind these inhuman and non-Islamic plans and who carry them out are the worst enemies of

World reacts to foiled terrorist attack at Mecca’s Grand Mosque

:: Global condemnations have poured in following a foiled terror attack on Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday. Security forces said the operation was planned by three terrorist groups, two based in Mecca and the

UAE: Attack attempt in Saudi bolsters our will to eliminate terrorism

:: UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan said Saturday that the recent terrorist attack attempt targeting Mecca’s Grand Mosque will only increase “our will” to encounter those who

Five arrested after Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca

:: The Saudi Interior Ministry said on Friday that it has arrested five members of a cell that was planning an attack on the Grand Mosque area in Mecca. Security forces in Saudi Arabia foiled a terror

Friday sermon: Imams of the Two Holy Mosques remind Muslims of Zakat Al-Fitr

:: Worshippers at Friday prayers bid farewell to Ramadan, while imams throughout the Kingdom urged congregations to give Zakat Al-Fitr before the day of Eid. In his sermon on Friday, the imam at the Makkah Grand Mosque,

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