Tide of faithful sweeps toward Islamâ€™s holy city
JEDDAH // A sea of Muslim pilgrims has arrived in Saudi Arabia from all corners of the world to perform the annual haj in the holy city of Mecca â€“ and still they come. ...
Saudi schools remove extremist books
Saudi Arabian authorities have started removing controversial books containing extremist ideas from school libraries in a move to protect the younger generation from ter...
Prince Turki bin Sultan Inspects HQ of Culture and Information Ministry at KAIA
Prince Turki bin Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz, Assistant Minister of the Culture and Information who supervises the ministry's works in the Hajj areas, today made an inspection...
Jordan Islamists Urge Saudi To Grant Gazans Hajj Visas
Jordan's Islamist opposition urged Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to grant hajj visas to Palestinians from the Gaza Strip after Hamas accused Riyadh of denying them entry....
Du offers free Haj roaming calls
UAE operator Du has initiated a promotion whereby all post and pre-paid subscribers will be able to receive free roaming incoming calls on all Saudi networks during Haj....
First batch of guests invited to perform Hajj at the expense of the monarch arrive in Makkah
More than 200 pilgrims from Jordan, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Poland, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, and Lithuania arrived in Makkah today to perform this year's Hajj ...
IDB signs two Agreements for US$169 million with Egypt
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) signed recently two agreements with Egypt to provide US$169 million to finance two projects for electricity and bird flu vaccine produc...
Number of pilgrims in Madinah increases
With an increase of 3 percent over last year, the number pilgrims coming to the region of Madinah until today, Saturday, reached 784,082 pilgrims. ...
Ministry of Islamic Affairs completes Hajj season preparations
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has completed preparation for this Hajj season approved by the minister of Islamic affairs with regard to t...
2-story tents planned in Mina
JEDDAH â€“ Dr. Habeeb Zain Al-Abdeen, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and a supervisor of major developmental projects, has revealed plans t...