Wednesday, October 17, 2018

King Salman supervised the Hajj arrangements

JEDDAH: Almost 2.4 million Muslims from all over the world participated in Hajj this year. King Salman himself arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise the services provided during...

Kiswa made in record time, 120 kilo of gold and 100 kilo silver...

MAKKAH: The Holy Kaaba donned a new Kiswa — a famous black cloth that covers the holiest shrine toward which Muslims face in prayer — on Monday morning after the dawn prayer, reports Lojien...

Makkah governor hands over new Kiswa to senior caretaker

MAKKAH: The Kiswa consists of five pieces; four of them cover the four sides of Kaaba, while the fifth one is hung as a curtain above the door of Kaaba. Preparing the Kiswa takes several...

Hajj halls at Jeddah airport will ease pilgrims’ path, says Nabil Al-Amoudi

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s transport minister, Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi, visited the Hajj halls at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Wednesday to ensure that work progress, performance efficiency and the pilgrims’ reception process...

Mass arrests in Iran, Amnesty calls for early release of protestors

LONDON: Amnesty International has called on Tehran to release peaceful protesters following a wave of arrests over demonstrations against Iran’s dire economic conditions and its foreign military interventions. The world’s leading human-rights organization also urged...

Prince Faisal greets Hajj pilgrims on behalf of King Salman and Madina people

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman welcomed delegations of Hajj pilgrims on Wednesday. The prince greeted the pilgrims on behalf of King Salman and the people of Madinah. While receiving the heads of Hajj...

Canada has to fix its big Mistake; says Adel Al-Jubeir

JEDDAH: There is “nothing to mediate” in Saudi Arabia’s dispute with Canada and Ottawa knows what it must do to “fix its big mistake,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Wednesday.  “I’m sure...

OIC, MWL condemn Israeli law as racist and illegal

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Muslim World League (MWL) condemned the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Jewish nation-state” law, which declares that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the...

‘Intelligent Hajj’ program launched to facilitates pilgrims

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, center, at the launch of the ‘Intelligent Hajj’ initiative on Wednesday. JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the “Intelligent Hajj” program on Wednesday. The Ministry of Communication and Information...