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700,000 pray at Prophet’s Mosque
Government | Sunday 12 July, 2015 6:15 am
More than 700,000 people offered prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque on Friday, which could be the last Friday of the current holy month of Ramadan if the Shawal crescent is sighted Thursday. Abdul Wahid bin Ali Al-Hattab, director of public relations at the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques,...
King launches key Grand Mosque expansion projects
Government | Sunday 12 July, 2015 2:00 am
 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman launched on Saturday night five giant projects that are implemented as part of the third Saudi expansion of the Grand Mosque. The expansion projects include the King Abdullah Expansion Structure, courtyards, tunnels, buildings for service...
Teary farewell to Prince Saud
Government | Sunday 12 July, 2015 1:03 am
The funeral prayer for former Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal was held at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, in the presence of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, on Saturday night. Representatives from a number of countries and high-ranking royals attended the prayer, held after...
Former Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal dies
Government | Friday 10 July, 2015 4:07 am
Veteran former Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal died on Thursday at the age of 75, two months after he stepped down following 40 years in the job, family members and a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Nawaf Al-Faisal, a relative, announced the death on Facebook, while a ministry...
Thousands retreat for prayer and contemplation
Government | Friday 10 July, 2015 3:12 am
Thousands of Muslims have begun a 10-day period of itikaaf, seclusion for prayer and contemplation, in mosques throughout the country including Makkah and Madinah.  Itikaaf takes place in the last 10 days of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday. The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah has made ...
King, Qatari Emir hold talks
Government | Thursday 9 July, 2015 6:46 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah on Wednesday with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar. The two leaders reviewed aspects of bilateral relations and discussed the latest developments at the Gulf, Arab and international arenas. ...
Haram safety their prime concern
Government | Thursday 9 July, 2015 6:42 am
Five security teams and special forces consisting of 32,000 security personnel are coordinating to deal with crowds and congestion in the central zone and Grand Mosque in order to ensure the safety of worshippers and pilgrims. Security authorities are working together to cover all internal and ...
Deputy Crown Prince visits US aircraft carrier
Government | Thursday 9 July, 2015 5:50 am
Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, paid a visit to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is currently sailing in the Arabian Gulf. Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, the aircraft carrier’s commander, gave a presentation on its...
King orders quality services for pilgrims
Government | Wednesday 8 July, 2015 4:46 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered all government departments to ensure that there are quality services provided for pilgrims at the Two Holy Mosques over the final days of Ramadan. At a Cabinet meeting held at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah on Monday night, the king said the...
Prince Faisal launches program for orphans
Government | Wednesday 8 July, 2015 3:47 am
Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah and chairperson of the board of directors of the Takaful Welfare Society for Orphan Care in Madinah, has inaugurated a project to reconstruct houses of orphans. According to the Takaful program, 195 residential units will be built for families of...
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