Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

:: Kuwait’s Emir said it would lend $1 billion and commit a further $1 billion of investments to Iraq, joining a group of international backers that have this week pledged funds to More »

“France will strike” if proven chemical bombs used in Syria

:: President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict but that he had not yet seen any evidence that More »

King says Jordanians ‘let down’ by international community

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II says that “life for Jordanians today is very, very tough” as a result of a large refugee influx and that he feels the international community has “let More »

King Salman’s call for cultural diversity wins praise

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed King Salman’s address to guests at the 32nd Janadriyah festival emphasizing the importance of culture as a basic pillar for a nation’s identity and values. Chaired More »

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

:: The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who More »

 

Tag Archives: Makkah

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

Makkah governor participates in World Youth Forum in Egypt

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: On behalf of King Salman, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to the king and governor of Makkah, participated in the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh which was inaugurated on Monday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The World

Makkah-Madinah high speed rail just months away from becoming operational

:: Field work on the haramain specific teach, which connects the holy towns of makkah and madinah, is executed and the whole undertaking could be fully finished before the yearend, the makkah location improvement authority (mrda) has stated. In a

Saudi court clears Binladin group in deadly 2015 Mecca crane crash

:: A Saudi court has cleared the Binladin Group of responsibility for the 2015 collapse of a crane in Mecca which killed 100 people, the Saudi press reported on Monday. The Saudi-based Binladin construction firm belongs to the family of

Makkah Public Transportation Program inaugurated

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, signed a contract to import, operate and maintain Makkah Public Transportation Program (MPTP) buses with an alliance of national and international specialized companies. Hisham Al-Faleh, secretary-general of the Makkah Development Authority, which is

$3 billion ‘new city’ at Taif

King Salman

:: Plans were approved on Sunday for a $3 billion “new city” at Taif, with more than 10,000 homes, a culture and heritage tourist center, technology and industry parks, a university and an airport. The project will occupy nearly 1,250

Prince Khaled lauds achievements of 10-year Makkah strategic plan

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and Makkah governor, has praised what has been achieved in the 10-year strategic plan for development in the Makkah region. Presiding over the 3rd session of the Makkah Region Council on Sunday

Makkah deputy governor inaugurates Electronic Forum

:: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated on Thursday the Electronic Forum, organized by the Committee of Young Businessmen at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce

King Salman: Allah granted KSA the honor of serving pilgrims

King Salman

:: King Salman on Tuesday thanked Almighty Allah for granting Saudi Arabia the honor of serving pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites. Addressing a Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, he said since

Makkah governor to open new headquarters of Moderation Center

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the new headquarters of the Khaled bin Faisal Moderation Center at King Abdul Aziz University at the end of this week and will announce the names of those who won the center’s

Over a million women pilgrims perform the Hajj this year

:: A total of 1,334,080 men and 1,018,042 women have performed Hajj this year, according to the latest statistical report by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat). It said the number consisted of both the pilgrims coming from outside who

Muslim pilgrims enter days of ‘Tashreeq’ in Mina as Hajj nears end

:: Muslim pilgrims at Hajj continue to perform the symbolic “stoning of the devil” ritual on Saturday. Pilgrims will stay in the Saudi desert valley of Mina over the coming days, called Tashreeq, as Hajj nears to an end. After

Over 1.8 million arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

:: Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Yahya revealed that over 1.8 million pilgrims have been logged as arrivals for this year’s Haj at a press conference at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday. “Over 1.6 million

Al-Sudais: Hajj not a platform for politics, sectarianism

Abdulrahman Al-Sudais

:: Hajj is not a platform for politics or sectarianism, but for unity among Muslims, the head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, told a Hajj symposium in Makkah. The symposium aims

Public transport creates 167,000 jobs for Saudis

:: The Council of Ministers’ decision to limit the work of drivers with vehicles to Saudis has helped raise the number of native workers in this field from 10 percent to 95 percent of those who offer their services on

Saudi crown prince attends military parade of Hajj security forces

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended a military parade of the Hajj joint security forces and the bodies involved in Hajj affairs this year. Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif said it was an “honor” to

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