Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


Tag Archives: MINA

Hajj metro operated smoothly this year, says transport chief

:: The “Hajj metro” train service between the holy sites operated smoothly this year, according to Public Transport Authority (PTA) President Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The Al-Mashaaer Al-Mugaddassah Metro, as the transport service is known, successfully transported pilgrims between the holy sites

King Salman: Saudi the heart of Muslim world, strives to achieve unity

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held at the Royal Court at Mina Palace the annual reception for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,

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

‘We will continue to provide security, tranquility and comfort to pilgrims’, says Saudi king in Eid message

King Salman

:: Saudi King Salman congratulated Hajj pilgrims and the Islamic nation on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha on Friday and paid tribute to members of security forces, who lost their lives protecting the Kingdom. King Salman received at Mina Palace

Saudi deploys 100,000 security forces to Mecca ahead of Hajj

:: At the headquarters of Saudi Arabia’s General Security forces in Mina, the press conference confirmed that nearly 1.72 mln pilgrims have been confirmed to have flown into the kingdom over the past few days whereas an additional 200,000 pilgrims

Saudi Arabia emphasizes serving Qatari pilgrims in Arafat and Mina

:: The Secretary-General of the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz program for Hajj and Umrah, welcomed Friday Qatari Hajj pilgrims at the holy sites of Arafat and Mina. Secretary General Abdullah bin Mudlaj al-Mudlaj paid a visit to the pilgrim camps

Crown Prince inspects operations center

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif inspected on Sunday evening work at the unified security operations center (911) in Makkah. The Crown Prince praised what he saw in the center including the techniques and qualified cadres. He urged everyone to put

Pilgrims stream into Mina

A gigantic wave of pilgrims, numbering hundreds and thousands, began streaming into the tent city of Mina as the sun went down on Friday. With prayers on their lips, beads clutched in their fingers, water bottles in their hands, e-bracelets

More multistory buildings planned in Mina

The Shuaibain region of Mina has been selected to construct, on an experimental basis, multistory buildings to accommodate more pilgrims in the tent valley, where they stay at least four days during the peak Haj season, said Makkah Mayor Osama

Mina stampede probe on track

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior who is also chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee, chaired here on Sunday evening a meeting of the main investigation committee formed to find out the causes of the

Govt warns erring Haj, Umrah operators

The Ministry of Haj recently warned foreign Umrah firms against involving the name of Saudi Arabia in the delays in completing Umrah procedures. The ministry also warned Umrah companies against extortion practices and pitting pilgrims against the Kingdom through accusations,

Haj operators face municipality’s wrath over cleanliness

The streets of Mina are still unclean and littered with trash despite the fact that it has been seven days since the pilgrims departed. The Makkah municipality has warned pilgrim establishments not to dump their waste and has threatened them

Stampede victims’ bodies not being buried in mass graves

The bodies of the Mina stampede are being buried in separate graves after giving a bath and offering funeral prayers, the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) of Makkah has said. “The bodies are not being buried in mass graves.

Unique mosques deliver a message of light

Al-Khaif Mosque in Mina.

Many mosques in the Islamic world are similar in terms of features and shape, but the mosques where the holy rituals are performed are different. They are closed all year round due to their location away from population centers, until

Arab states rap bid to ‘politicize’ stampede

Arab foreign ministers attending a UN meeting in New York have slammed Iran and other countries for trying to exploit the tragic death of pilgrims in Mina for political purposes. During a coordination meeting on the sidelines of the 70th

Anguish turns to relief as missing pilgrim found in Jeddah hospital

As relatives, friends and diplomats continue to search for dozens of pilgrims missing since Thursday’s stampede in Mina, one Indian couple, who had been separated during the accident, had a difficult reunion on Tuesday. Imtiaz Palanpuri and his wife Shahina,

How I survived

Mina’s Street 204 was echoing with the chants of “Labbaik, Allahumma labbaik” and “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,” on Thursday. Religious fervor was at its peak, although the long route from “Extended Mina” (Muzdalifa) to the Jamarat did not offer any

Three brothers make frantic calls about parents on Haj

Firojsha Aiyubsha and his two brothers only found out that their parents had died in Thusrday’s stampede in Mina when a boy from their village in western India spotted the names on the Internet. Now the siblings, all policemen, are

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