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King: SR1m for family of each crane victim
Government | Tuesday 15 September, 2015 6:53 pm
 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered massive payouts for the families of those killed and injured in last week’s crane crash tragedy, which claimed the lives of 111 people and injured over 238. In a royal decree on Tuesday, the king announced that there would be...
SR250 train ticket for pilgrims
Government | Monday 14 September, 2015 3:19 am
The central management of developmental projects of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has prepared a comprehensive plan for the operation of Al-Mashaer train for Haj season, according to an online newspaper. Under the plan, 370,000 pilgrims of the country, other Gulf countries, South ...
A hundred doors lead to the Prophet’s Mosque
Government | Sunday 13 September, 2015 10:58 am
The Prophet's Mosque in Madinah is the second holiest place of worship in Islam. Even though a pilgrimage to the mosque is not a religious obligation on Muslims, millions of them from all over the world who come to perform Haj or Umrah in Makkah annually visit Madinah to pay homage to the...
Tawaf on bridge suspended for safety of pilgrims
Government | Sunday 13 September, 2015 10:50 am
The circumambulation around the Kaaba (tawaf) on the bridge which is used as a temporary circumambulation platform especially for wheelchair-bound pilgrims and the elderly, will be temporarily suspended as a result of Friday's crane collapse tragedy, according to a source at the General...
800,000 Hajis ... and rising
Government | Friday 11 September, 2015 4:05 am
Nearly 800,000 pilgrims have arrived from abroad to perform Haj this year. According to statistics released by the Passport Department on Thursday, 796,581 pilgrims have so far landed in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage that begins in another 10 days. “Of them, 780,474 pilgrims...
King returns from US visit
Government | Friday 11 September, 2015 2:01 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived in Jeddah on Thursday evening, following an official visit to the United States and after a short private vacation outside the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. King Salman arrived in Washington on Sept. 3 and met with US...
 Saif bin Zayed Meets with Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Al Faisal 
Government | Thursday 10 September, 2015 1:10 am
Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, met on Wednesday, with HRH Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Al Faisal, Chairman of the Arab Thought Foundation (Al-Fikr Al Arabi), along with the accompanying delegation. During the meeting, which was held in ...
Holy sites rail project completed
Government | Wednesday 9 September, 2015 4:15 am
The Chinese construction company responsible for the Mashaer Railway at the holy sites has completed the project after six years. China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) signed off on the project this week and handed it over to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, according ...
Over 647,000 pilgrims arrive
Government | Tuesday 8 September, 2015 2:00 am
A total of 647,314 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom up to Sunday, according to data from the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat). According to a Jawazat report released on Monday, over 642,085 pilgrims aboard about 1,300 flights entered the Kingdom through King Abdulaziz International ...
All Saudi students in US included in scholarship program
Government | Sunday 6 September, 2015 4:14 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued orders to include in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Foreign Scholarship even those male and female Saudi students studying at present in the US at their own expense. King Salman also issued orders that the State will bear...