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Panel rejects ministry’s Haj cost package
Government | Tuesday 11 August, 2015 7:29 am
The National Committee for Haj and Umrah has expressed reservations over Haj rates announced by the Haj Ministry, saying that the pricing should be jacked up. The committee, which ostensibly protects the interests of Haj operators, feels that the pricing will lead to heavy losses for the...
Ministry takes precautionary measures against new virus
Government | Sunday 9 August, 2015 4:49 am
The Ministry of Health has put in place its precautionary plan and procedures aimed at preventing the entry of the Zika virus during the Haj season this year. This involves examining those arriving from countries affected by the virus, isolating infected individuals and providing treatment at...
Government offices start moving out of holy sites
Government | Thursday 6 August, 2015 7:19 am
A number of government ministries and departments have vacated their offices in the holy sites and moved to the newly built Haj City in a move to create more space for accommodating pilgrims. Quoting an informed source, the Makkah daily said on Wednesday 49 out of 418 sites in the complex have...
Chance to log in for .Gov awards
Government | Thursday 6 August, 2015 6:47 am
The government has for the first time instituted .Gov awards in the Kingdom, which will be presented at a grand ceremony in Riyadh on Sept. 14, and nominations for which are now open. The move is to recognize best practices in the government’s management with the use of Information and...
Indonesia upbeat on early release of pilgrims
Government | Tuesday 4 August, 2015 5:10 am
The Indonesian mission is hopeful detained Indonesian pilgrims will be free “very soon.” The mission is trying to persuade Saudi authorities of their nationals’ innocence. Eleven Indonesian pilgrims, who arrived in the holy city of Makkah to perform Umrah, were detained on...
Dubai Islamic Development Center Spotlights Modest Fashion at Global Islamic Economy Summit Roundtable Series in Italy
Government | Sunday 2 August, 2015 7:19 am
    Organized in partnership with Dubai Chamber and Thomson Reuters Event forecasts modest fashion labels to become an important part of global Islamic economy The Italian city of Turin hosted leading Islamic and modest fashion brands at a one-day roundtable that addressed ...
Governor reviews Haj 1436 readiness
Government | Saturday 1 August, 2015 4:01 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal met with leaders of security forces in the region on Thursday to discuss future plans and mechanisms to limit infiltrators from entering the holy sites via land passageways during Haj. During the meeting, heads of security forces presented their respective...
Kingdom imports 3 million sheep and camels for Haj
Government | Friday 31 July, 2015 3:53 am
Saudi importers of cattle said the Haj season this year will not see an increase in the price of livestock due to the stability of the local market and the available supply. There are also guarantees from exporting countries that required quantities are available. Fahd Al-Salmi, one of the...
119 Guards Graduate from Hemaya Security Services Company
Government | Tuesday 28 July, 2015 8:21 am
The Hemaya Security Services Company celebrated the graduation of the fourth specialized security guards course on Monday morning. The course, organized by the company, witnessed the participation of 119 guards. The graduation ceremony, held at the Police Officers Club in Abu Dhabi, was attended ...
Low-cost domestic Haj booking starts next week
Government | Monday 27 July, 2015 3:38 am
The Haj Ministry will next week start receiving on-line applications from both Saudi and expatriate domestic pilgrims for low-cost Haj amid objections from the local 207 Haj service-providers.   The ministry, on its part, said it has completed all procedures to receive applications...