Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Category Archives: Madina

Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

:: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signed an agreement with Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) to support the Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project. Prince Faisal extended his appreciation to YASREF for its work to support sustainable development, including

Saudi leadership holds meetings with Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Jeddah

:: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met with King Salman on Wednesday as part of his first state visit overseas. During the talks, they reviewed the close relations between their two countries, the prospects for their development and strengthening in

Saudi Hajj ministry celebrates arrival of Sudanese pilgrims

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj received the first batch of pilgrims coming by sea from Sudan to Jeddah on Saturday. The ship, with more than 1,400 pilgrims onboard, arrived at Jeddah Islamic Port amid a warm welcome and reception

Saudi Society for Physically Disabled Adults served 120,000 in last decade

:: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), on Monday, patronized a celebration to mark 10 years since the founding of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia). The

Ramadan to begin Thursday as Saudi moon observers say no sight of crescent

:: Saudi Arabian moon observers said that there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, meaning millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month on Thursday. According to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV, bad

Four British pilgrims killed in Saudi road crash

:: Four British pilgrims were killed and 12 others injured in Saudi Arabia when their bus collided with a fuel tanker, officials said on Sunday. The crash occurred on Saturday near the western Saudi town of Al Khalas while the

Saudi city of Madinah experiences 2.5 magnitude earthquake

:: The Holy City of Madinah experienced a 2.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, engineer Hani Zahran of the Saudi Geological Society told Arab News. City officials confirmed that there were no reports of damage from the earthquake. The center of

High-speed rail takes minister on first Madinah-Makkah journey

:: Dr. Nabil Al-Amoudi, minister of transport and chairman of Saudi Railway Organization and Saudi Railways Company (SAR), on Sunday took the first 450km full journey of the high-speed Haramain train. The non-stop journey went from Madinah station to Makkah

Saudis welcome the world: ‘We’re not just oil traders’

Prince Sultan bin Salman

:: Saudi Arabia will begin issuing tourist visas in the first quarter of 2018, its top tourism official said, a first for the Kingdom as it undergoes major economic and social reforms. Prince Sultan bin Salman told AFP that “all

Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage launches new TV, web platform

Prince Sultan bin Salman

:: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has announced the launch of a media platform in the Kingdom. Launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Information, the platform aims

Newly printed Qur’anic edition of King Fahd press

:: The changes made to the latest Hafs Qur’anic edition did not include using a different script variant (handwriting), but a new theme and new motifs as well as printing it in different sizes, said Uthman Taha, the calligrapher who

Saudi King Salman prays at Quba Mosque in Medina

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud paid a visit to the Mosque of Quba in Medina late in the evening on Thursday and performed the two-Rak’ah prayer of Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid. Upon his arrival,

King Salman visits Prophet’s Mosque in Medina

:: Saudi King Salman arrived in Medina on Thursday evening from Riyadh. Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Prince of Medina, welcomed the Saudi King upon arrival at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport, reported Saudi Press Agency.

Madinah governor inaugurates anti-drugs youth forum

:: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Monday inaugurated a nine-day youth forum on narcotics control. The director general of drug control in the Kingdom, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Saadi Al-Zahrani, and representatives from government and non-governmental religious, cultural and

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

Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh harbor 60% of Saudi population

:: The Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh regions harbor about 60 percent of the population in the Kingdom which reached 32.6 million people as of the first half of 2017, a research study revealed. According to preliminary data of the General

Saudi Health Ministry: 1400 surgeries performed on Hajj pilgrims

:: Hospitals in Mecca and Medina have already conducted 1400 surgeries on pilgrims during the Hajj season this year, it has been announced. The Saudi Health Ministry said that 147 heart bypass operations and seven open heart surgeries have been

Hajj minister to open Makkah grand symposium

:: Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin will open the Hajj grand symposium on Dhul Hijjah 4 (Aug. 26) in Makkah, which has been organized the ministry, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. In a press statement on

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