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Expanded Grand Mosque can accommodate 1.85m visitors
Government | Tuesday 2 June, 2015 9:03 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman thanked the people of Makkah region for the warm welcome accorded to him during the pledge of allegiance ceremony held in the Holy City on Sunday.The King made the remarks while chairing the weekly session of the Council of Ministers at Al-Salam Palace...
King pledges world-class Haj services
Government | Tuesday 2 June, 2015 12:46 am
The Council of Ministers on Monday commended Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for measures to improve services for millions of Haj and Umrah pilgrims.The Cabinet also decided to set up a fund for people injured, killed or who have gone missing in conflicts. This includes their families ...
Governor launches Supercomputing System at KAU
Government | Tuesday 2 June, 2015 12:43 am
The Supercomputing System, which has been named “Aziz,” and the Center of Excellence on the campus of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), in partnership with Fujitsu, was launched on Monday.The inauguration of “Aziz” was presided over by Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed in the presence of...
Grand reception for King Salman in Makkah
Government | Monday 1 June, 2015 9:29 am
The holy city of Makkah was all decked up to receive Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who graced on Sunday evening a grand ceremony held by the people of Makkah region in celebration of his ascension to the throne. King Salman was received by Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah...
Shoura to study anticorruption law
Government | Monday 1 June, 2015 9:24 am
A draft law with proposals such as declaration of assets, protection of witnesses and action in corruption cases will be presented in the Shoura Council on Tuesday.The “National Authority for Combating Corruption” draft law is being introduced by council members Nasser bin Dawood and Mowafaq...
Special security at mosques during Ramadan
Government | Saturday 30 May, 2015 10:41 am
The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance (MIAECG) announced here Friday that its mosques across the Kingdom are ready for the upcoming month of Ramadan. Security measures will be beefed up to protect mosques following the two attacks. These security measures come in the wake...
More homes, less furniture: Ministry
Government | Saturday 30 May, 2015 8:51 am
The Housing Ministry plans to delay furnishing government-built homes, to focus on providing more units for citizens.The aim is to reduce the waiting list for homes, buy more land and provide further loans to Saudis, according to a report in a local publication recently. Furnishing would be dealt...
Welcome to Makkah, King Salman
Government | Friday 29 May, 2015 2:07 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman was accorded a warm welcome by the people of Makkah as he arrived in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque on Thursday accompanied by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, other princes and high-ranking officials.King Salman, who is on his first visit to...
King Salman Center, UNICEF seal deal
Government | Monday 25 May, 2015 9:04 am
The Riyadh-based King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works and UNICEF have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help Yemeni children who have taken refuge in Djibouti.The MOU was inked between Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, advisor at the Royal Court and supervisor...
Haj Ministry gears up to receive pilgrims
Government | Saturday 23 May, 2015 9:35 am
Minister of Haj Badar Hajjar said his ministry has completed preparations to receive Umrah pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan. He said that the ongoing largest ever expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will increase the capacity of the holy mosques...