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RAK Ruler Pardons 272 Prisoners  Ahead of Eid Al Adha
Government | Wednesday 15 August, 2018 6:27 am
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 272 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms with definitive sentences. Sheikh Saud pledged to settle the...
More than 192,000 employees to serve pilgrims during Hajj 2018
Government | Wednesday 15 August, 2018 3:57 am
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics announced on Tuesday its statistical calendar for this year’s Hajj season, which includes more than 136 major services to be carried as part of the general services offered to pilgrims. The authority said on its official website that a...
Saudi interior minister reviews Hajj safety procedures
Government | Tuesday 14 August, 2018 8:13 am
Saudi Arabia’s interior minister patronized a military parade of the Hajj security forces on Monday. Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, who is also the Chairman of the Higher Hajj Committee, reviewed preparations to serve the pilgrims, who are continuing to arrive in the Kingdom ahead of...
18 judicial panels, six mobile notaries to serve pilgrims
Government | Tuesday 14 August, 2018 7:14 am
The Saudi Justice Ministry has announced that it has set up 18 judicial panels and six mobile notaries across Makkah, Mina, and Arafat, as part of its preparation to serve pilgrims in this year’s Hajj season. “The ministry uses all its resources to provide legal services during the...
Makkah governor hands over new Kaaba cover to senior caretaker
Government | Monday 13 August, 2018 3:38 am
The Kiswa consists of five pieces; four of them cover the four sides of Kaaba, while the fifth one is hung as a curtain above the door of Kaaba. Preparing the Kiswa takes several months and needs large amounts of precious metals and pure silk. Around 170 craftsmen are involved in the process,...
August 12 marks first day of Dhu Al-Hijjah month: Saudi Supreme Court
Government | Saturday 11 August, 2018 7:55 pm
Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court announced that Sunday August 12 marks the start of Dhu Al-Hijjah, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Dhu Al-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place. The Supreme Court called on...
King Salman orders hosting of 1,000 pilgrims from Palestine
Government | Friday 10 August, 2018 1:43 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered the hosting of 1,000 female and male pilgrims, who are relatives of Palestinian martyrs, in this year's Haj as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Haj Guests Program, annually supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call ...
‘Intelligent Hajj’ program launched to provide Muslim pilgrims with the best digital services
Government | Thursday 9 August, 2018 6:57 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the “Intelligent Hajj” program on Wednesday. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is carrying out the initiative. The aim of the program is to provide pilgrims with the best digital services during the...
Saudi Arabia set for launch of labor courts
Government | Sunday 5 August, 2018 2:21 am
The Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development are completing final arrangements to launch labor courts and departments. A joint team has been formed to complete arrangements to transfer jurisdiction of labor cases to the general judiciary. Through this partnership, the...
Hajj and Umrah Ministry approves plan to help African pilgrims
Government | Saturday 4 August, 2018 7:49 am
The Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Banten, has approved the operational plan of the National Tawafa Establishment for Pilgrims of the Non-Arab African Countries for this year. This plan included automating the processes of additional services and linking them to the e-system...
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