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5,000 cameras protect Grand Mosque
Government | Tuesday 30 June, 2015 4:27 am
The government has installed 5,000 high-definition cameras on all floors and courtyards of the Grand Mosque to ensure security and crowd control. These cameras are monitored 24 hours a day by officers at a control center in Mina. They have to watch giant screens with maps and other data updated...
Madinah governor commendsdedication of security forces
Government | Monday 29 June, 2015 1:59 am
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman has lauded the security forces for maintaining law and order in the region and their dedication to duty, especially during the month of Ramadan. Prince Faisal made this statement when he took part in the iftar program of the security forces in the courtyard...
1.2 million perform Friday prayers at Grand Mosque
Government | Saturday 27 June, 2015 5:43 am
Take advantage of Ramadan and put in the best efforts to be close to Allah, Al-Sheikh Saleh Al-Taleb exhorted Muslims at the Grand Mosque in Makkah during his Friday sermon. As many as 1.2 million Muslims performed the congregational prayers at the mosque.  Director of Media and...
Visit visas continue throughout year
Government | Saturday 27 June, 2015 5:42 am
Family visit visas will continue to be issued throughout the year without any interruption, an informed source at the Directorate General of Passports said. Renewal of such visas will also be possible in accordance with the rules laid down by the government, the source added. “The total...
KSA-France ties at unprecedented levels with strategic defense deals
Government | Friday 26 June, 2015 5:14 am
The sealing of $12 billion worth of deals between Saudi Arabia and France is set to take the alliance between the two countries to unprecedented levels. In one of the meetings during his high-profile visit, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense,...
King Salman to attend Prince Naif International Prize event
Government | Friday 26 June, 2015 4:53 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is scheduled to attend an awards ceremony in Madinah during the first half of Ramadan, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said Thursday.   King Salman will hand over the Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for the Prophet’s Sunnah and...
KSA, France to sign billions in ship, plane deals
Government | Thursday 25 June, 2015 4:28 am
Saudi and French officials are finalizing negotiations on contracts for patrol ships, border guard helicopters, planes and two possible nuclear reactors worth more than $12 billion.The announcement comes during a high-level Saudi visit to France on Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia is leading a military...
Cabinet clears key decisions
Government | Wednesday 24 June, 2015 3:53 am
The Cabinet on Monday approved the name of Ministry of Education instead the Ministry of Higher Education and minister of education instead of the minister of higher education wherever those names are mentioned in regulations, decrees, decisions, orders and instructions, said Culture and...
Royal visit to give a fillip to Riyadh-Paris relations
Government | Wednesday 24 June, 2015 3:50 am
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, headed to France on Tuesday on an official visit. He will hold talks with President Francois Hollande and other senior French officials, a Royal Court statement said.“The royal visit comes in response to an...
High-tech system protects Makkah
Government | Tuesday 23 June, 2015 4:30 am
Makkah has a high-tech 24-hour control center that has been set up to prevent crime and assist people in need.It is linked to 300 cameras and patrols on the ground, and follows up on alerts and requests for assistance received from members of the public via calls and SMSs, a local publication...