Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

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 »

 

Tag Archives: UMRAH

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

More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

:: The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.

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

Houthis seize passports of 2,000 pilgrims to block Hajj travel

:: The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf for the Department of Hajj and Umrah in Yemen, Mukhtar al-Rabash, said that the Houthi militias and militants loyal to ousted president Saleh had seized the passports of over 2,000 pilgrims and

Information ministers from Anti-Terror Quartet countries discuss Qatar crisis

:: The information ministers of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt met here on Thursday to discuss the Qatar crisis, which has raised tensions in the region. The ministers of the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) countries discussed the importance of

Saudi Arabia confirms it will welcome Qatari hajj, umrah pilgrims

:: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s statement that Qataris who wish to perform umrah or hajj are welcomed in the kingdom this year. According to the ministry’s statement, Qataris who wish

Saudi Arabia facilitates Hajj procedures for Qatari pilgrims

:: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia emphasized that all the pilgrims who came to the Kingdom from different countries of the world have performed Umrah peacefully and successfully, including pilgrims coming from Qatar.

Prince Khalid on governorates tour

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Makkah governor and adviser to King Salman, is carrying out his annual tour of the governorates of Al-Moweiya, Al-Kharama, Rnia, Turba, Meissan and Taif. He will inspect development projects in the governorates, meet locals, listen to their

Iran ‘disregarded invitation calls’ for Hajj arrangements talks

Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah confirmed that it has sent its counterparts to all the Muslim countries, including Iran, to arrange the pilgrimage of their missions this year. According to Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, the Saudi Ministry pointed out that

A 10-month Umrah season proposed

A government proposal to extend the Umrah season from the current eight months to 10 is being considered, local media said quoting informed sources. The proposal, according to which Moharram and Shawwal would be included in the Umrah season, comes

Haj Ministry prepares for opening of Umrah season

Mohammed Salih Bentin

Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin announced that the ministry has started preparing for next Umrah season 1438 AH, and planning for the next pilgrimage season. Bentin explained that the work has not stopped with the end of

‘No foul play seen’ in Makkah crane collapse

Saudi Arabia’s Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) has dismissed any criminal motive behind the fall of the giant crane on the Grand Mosque last September, according to sources of the Summary Court in Jeddah which is trying 14

Umrah to remain open year-long

The Ministry of Haj and Umrah plans to keep the Umrah season open throughout the year from next year, according to a senior official of the ministry. “Umrah visas will be granted throughout the year except during the Haj season

3.7 million Umrah pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

Saudi’s Emir of Makkah Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is the chairman of the Central Haj Committee, has called for combining efforts to provide consummate services to the guests of God during the next Hajj season. He made the call during

10 percent drop in Umrah pilgrims

The number of Umrah pilgrims dropped this season by 10 percent compared to the same period last year, according to Abdullah Ghadi, deputy head of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Hateem gets a facelift

The Hijr Ismael (Hateem) area in the Grand Mosque got a facelift as laying of the marble work on its inner and outer walls was completed on Monday, the General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques announced.

Unprecedented Umrah rush

Makkah witnessed an unprecedented crowd of Umrah pilgrims this week with hotels booked to capacity and worshippers praying in the courtyards of the holy mosque and on adjoining streets. Five and four-star hotels are charging SR550 a night, while small

Saudi Arabia warns Umrah firms against shabby lodging for pilgrims

The Hajj Ministry has warned Umrah companies not to lodge their pilgrims in unsuitable accommodations in Makkah and Madinah and threatened violators with severe punishment. “If the pilgrims of a certain company were found without accommodation in one of the

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