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Saudi Arabia launches ‘Makkah Road’ initiative for Malaysia pilgrims
Government | Monday 16 July, 2018 7:00 am
Saudi Arabia has officially launched the Makkah Road Initiative by commissioning the first two flights of pilgrims from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The initiative began with ending the entry visas into Saudi Arabia from a pilgrim’s own country, at the airport where the originating...
Makkah governor receives civil defense Ramadan accomplishment report
Government | Sunday 15 July, 2018 6:10 am
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, adviser to King Salman and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, received a report on the work of the Civil Defense Directorate in Makkah during the month of Ramadan. The governor thanked the civil defense forces for their efforts during Ramadan,...
Al-Tibaishi appointed Deputy Chief of Royal Protocol
Government | Wednesday 11 July, 2018 2:00 am
Rakan Bin Muhammad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Tibaishi has been appointed Deputy Chief of Royal Protocol, it was announced here Tuesday evening. A royal order said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has appointed Rakan Bin Muhammad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Tibaishi as Deputy Chief of Royal Protocol ...
Director of Dubai Customs discusses fostering business with South Korean Consul General
Government | Sunday 8 July, 2018 5:26 am
His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of...
Changes in anti-bribery law gets the Shoura nod
Government | Tuesday 3 July, 2018 4:00 pm
The Shoura (Consultative) Council on Monday approved draft amendments in the Kingdom’s law to combat bribery. The amendments are aimed at protecting public utilities from corruption by all means, according to Yahya Al-Samaan, assistant president of the council. The council session, chaired ...
Over 120,000 women applied for licenses; demand very high
Government | Monday 25 June, 2018 5:13 am
More than 120,000 women have applied for licenses and the demand is very high, Ministry of Interior spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said here on Sunday at a joint press conference with Director General of the Traffic Department Maj. Gen. Muhammad Al-Bassami. A total of 40 female road...
King orders relieving GEA chief of position
Government | Tuesday 19 June, 2018 12:49 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued on Monday a decree relieving Ahmad Al-Khatib, chairman of the board of directors of the General Entertainment Authority, of his position. In another royal decree, the King promoted 66 members of the Public Prosecution to various ranks....
Eid Al-Fitr is on Friday; King greets Muslims
Government | Friday 15 June, 2018 2:02 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman greeted Saudis and Muslims around the world on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, which is on Friday. In an address, delivered on his behalf by Minister of Information Awwad Al-Awwad, the King hoped that the situation of Muslims would see improvement...
Over 2m worshipers attend Khatm Al-Qur’an at the Grand Mosque
Government | Thursday 14 June, 2018 4:42 am
Amid ample and integrated services, under the direct supervision of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, over two million worshipers including visitors, Umrah pilgrims, citizens and expatriates witnessed on...
Al-Sheikh: In Ramadan, pray for Erdogan’s failure in elections.
Government | Tuesday 12 June, 2018 2:45 pm
Al-Sheikh urged all Saudi believers that, in order to help the Prince to put the last nail in coffin of Qatar and The Muslim Brotherhood’s supporters, first of all, we should get rid of Erdogan, the supporter of these devils. Therefore, pray for this important in Ramadan. ...