Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

 

Tag Archives: PILGRIMS

King Salman welcomes pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

:: King Salman on Tuesday welcomed pilgrims who have started arriving in the Kingdom from around the world to perform Hajj rituals. The Saudi ruler directed public and private sectors serving the pilgrims to “exert all efforts” to help the

Over 2 million pilgrims head home as Hajj officially ends today

:: Over two million pilgrims on Sunday entered their second Tashreeq day during which they continued throwing stones at the devil for the second day and left for Makkah to do Tawaf Al-Wada (farewell circumambulation) and prepare either to go

‘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

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

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

Number of Qatari pilgrims entering via Salwa border reaches 700

:: At least 700 pilgrims from Qatar have crossed into Saudi Arabia via the Salwa border ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage since last Thursday, Saudi officials have confirmed to Al Arabiya. General Manager of Passports at Salwa border, Colonel Hassan

Rise in number of Qatari pilgrims entering via Salwa border

:: General Manager of Passports at Salwa border, Colonel Hassan al-Dosari, has said that the border continues to register rise in the number of Qatari citizens entering Saudi Arabia at an accelerated pace as part of the guest program of

Fire breaks out in 15-story Makkah hotel, 600 pilgrims evacuated

:: Six hundred Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims survived a fire that broke out in a hotel in Makkah’s Al-Aziziyah neighborhood after they were evacuated by emergency response teams, Saudi state news agency SPA reported Monday. Official spokesman for the General

Saudi Arabia expects 24 percent increase in Hajj pilgrims this year

:: Over one million pilgrims arrive through Saudi Arabia’s land, air and sea ports for Hajj this year. The numbers have totaled to 1,070,951 individuals as of Friday evening. According to the Saudi General Directorate of Passports, this is an

Pakistani council of scholars issues ethical controls for Hajj, Umrah pilgrims

:: The Pakistani Ulema (scholars) Council issued a statement specifying the ethical controls which pilgrims and visitors of the holy sites in Saudi Arabia must abide by. The council called on pilgrims not to discuss controversial issues and to keep

Tips on how pilgrims can avoid eye infections during the Hajj season

:: The Saudi Ophthalmology Society warned pilgrims of eye infections they may suffer from and advised them to take certain precautions in order not to catch any while performing hajj. One of the common infections is conjunctivitis which can be

Mecca Governor: No Muslim prevented from entering the Grand Mosque

:: Saudi Arabia has not prevented any Muslim from entering the Grand Mosque, advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Mecca region Prince Khalid Al-Faisal said on Wednesday during an iftar. He said that Saudi

Iranian pilgrims will participate in the Hajj season of this year

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umra and the Pilgrimage Organization of Iran completed all the necessary arrangements for the participation of Iranian pilgrims in the Hajj season of 2017 (1438AH), according to the approved procedures with various Islamic countries.

Excellent arrangements

Faithful gather around the Holy Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Wednesday. Authorities have made excellent arrangements to provide pilgrims and visitors to the mosque all facilities to ensure they perform their rituals, pray and supplicate in an atmosphere

King assured of all preparations to serve pilgrims

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman was assured about preparations made by various sectors to serve Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah during the holy month of Ramadan.

Hajis saved from baggage check-in formalities

Bandar Al-Hajjar

Companies in charge of accommodation of pilgrims will also be made responsible for shipping their luggage to their destinations, Haj Minister Bandar Al-Hajjar has said. “This is a new mechanism which has been initiated to facilitate swift and smooth departure

First Umrah flight arrives in Madinah from Malaysia

The first Umrah flight arrived at Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah carrying a total of 489 pilgrims from Malaysia. The Umrah season which started on the first day of Safar (Nov. 13) will continue up to

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

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