Tag Archives: Makkah

Makkah: Saudi forces successfully prevent man from setting himself on fire

Security personals stopped a man who tried to burn himself in front of the holy Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A video circulated on social media shows the security men arresting a person who was getting ready to pour material

Makkah governor receives report on efforts to correct the status of Burmese expats

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, received in his office in Jeddah the final report on the work of the standing committee to correct the status of Burmese expats. The report which Prince Khaled Al-Faisal received from

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal calls for workshop to update development strategy

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal called for a workshop on Tuesday to update the public-private partnership in the Kingdom and Makkah region’s development strategy. The region’s development strategy program was launched almost seven years ago under the patronage of Prince

Judge orders Makkah crane crash defendants to attend session

A judge, who is looking into the deadly 2015 crane crash in the Saudi city of Makkah, has ordered all five of the case’s defendants to attend the upcoming session. Judge Abdulaziz al-Twairqi said if the defendants did not attend,

Heavy rain, floods in Saudi Arabia leave seven dead

At least seven people died and many others were injured or trapped by heavy rain and floods that swept various regions of Saudi Arabia, press reports said on Tuesday. The dead included three young Saudi men in Bisha, two others

GCC Shoura members condemn targeting of Makkah; reject JASTA

Speakers, presidents and chairmen of the GCC Shoura, representatives and national councils and assemblies expressed profound condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist act carried out by the Houthi militias against Makkah recently. In a statement at the conclusion of their

Lebanon’s Aoun looks to revive ties with Saudi Arabia

Newly-elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said he looks forward to reviving and consolidating ties with Saudi Arabia. The news comes shortly after Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khaled al-Faisal invited Aoun to visit Saudi. Al Faisal, governor of Makkah and an

What we know on missile launched at Makkah

The Arab Coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday that it has intercepted a ballistic missile that hit 65 km away from Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah, saying it was fired by militias in Yemen. The missile was fired

Asiri: Houthis launched ballistic missiles from a mosque

The Iran-backed Houthi militias and their allies launched their ballistic missile towards the Saudi city of Makkah – which was intercepted late Thursday – from a mosque in the Yemeni city of Saada, spokesman for the Arab Coalition said in

New Yemeni Haj minister vows to streamline operations

Ahmed Attia

The new Yemeni minister of endowments, Ahmed Attia, vowed to punish owners of Yemeni Haj and Umrah companies, who have violated Haj and Umrah regulations. “I confirm that the coming phase will be a corrective one to address the corruption

Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, to be fully covered with kiswa

Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, to be fully covered in its new Kiswa (the cloth that covers the Kaaba), on Monday. The Kaaba – located in Saudi’s Makkah city – has already received its new kiswa in September. The Kaaba

Deputy Crown Prince performs Eid prayers at the southern border

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman performed Eid prayer on the southern border with members of the armed forces on Monday. In Jazan, Prince Mohammed exchanged felicitations with the officers and personnel of the armed forces as well as the

Around 1.5 mln attend Friday prayer in Makkah

Some 1.5 million pilgrims performed Friday prayer in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The white-clad throng made the area around the Kaaba resemble a snow-dusted field from above. Sheikh Faisal Ghazzawi, Imam and Khateeb of the Grand Mosque, delivered the

Bracelets to help lost pilgrims

The Kingdom this year has issued Haj pilgrims with identification bracelets. The bracelets are a reassurance to pilgrims who often get separated from their group or dear ones. Their distribution, however, has been far from systematic ahead of the formal

Over 4,500 scouts to assist pilgrims

More than 4,500 scouts will assist pilgrims in Makkah and visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. Scouts participating in this service are officials of Arab Scout Association Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Haj and Umrah, Ministry of Health, Ministry of

Over 1.3 million Muslim pilgrims arrive for Hajj

As many as 1,323,520 pilgrims have arrived from various parts of the world to perform this year’s Hajj, which climaxes on Sunday with the Standing on Arafat. According to Director General of the Passports Department (Jawazat) Maj. Gen. Solaiman Al-Yahya,

Haj Metro a boon for pilgrim transport

The Mashaer Railway at the holy sites (Haj Metro) is a quantum leap in the history of transporting Haj pilgrims and one of the largest projects achieved by the government over the past years. The metro has reduced the travel

Saudi Arabia stops 188,747 people without Hajj permits

As many as 188,747 people who attempted to enter Makkah without Hajj permits were turned back from various check points, Saudi Arabia’s Director of Makkah Police Maj. Gen. Saeed Al-Qarni has announced. He said 84,965 vehicles trying to illegally enter

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