First sea pilgrims arrive Wednesday
The first group of pilgrims arriving by sea are expected on Wednesday at Jeddah Islamic Port. The port will this year receive more than 20,000 pilgrims traveling on 27 v...
Dialogue among civilizations New York Declaration to commend Saudi interfaith initiative
JEDDAH/NEW YORK: World leaders have started arriving in New York for the landmark UN General Assembly meeting on the Culture of Peace, which will emphasize the need to re...
1.5 million sheep to be imported for Hajj
Riyadh/Jeddah, November 10, SPA -- A Ministry of Commerce report expects one and a-half million sheep to be imported before the beginning of the Hajj season, with 500,000...
Preparations completed at Prophet's Mosque to receive Pilgrims
Madinah, November 06, SPA -- The General Presidency for the Holy Mosque & Prophet Holy Mosque Affairs for the Holy Mosque of the Prophetâ€™s affairs has concluded prepara...
Elaborate Haj plan drawn up
MAKKAH Ã¢â‚¬â€œ A comprehensive plan has been drawn up to provide all facilities to the expected three million pilgrims this Haj. The new plan envisages fool-proof securi...
5,200 Makkah buildings to house 1.2m pilgrims
MAKKAH â€“ Owners of 5,200 buildings in this Holy City have been granted permits to accommodate the expected 1.2 million pilgrims this year. The permits were awarded by a...
Govt unveils campaign to check deviant ideologies
RIYADH: As part of its drive to check deviant ideologies and terrorism, the Ministry of Interior has launched a preventive campaign aimed at all sections of society with ...
Pilgrims begin to flow in
JEDDAH: The Haj Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport opened yesterday with scores of overseas flights arriving with pilgrims for the annual pilgrimage. Some f...
Prince Turki bin Nasir delivers speech at Islamic Environment Conference
-Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, General President of Meteorology and Environmental Protection stressed at the opening session of the 3rd Islamic Conference of Env...
Pending King's approval, one million tents in Mina projected
A feasibility study on constructing new tent complexes for pilgrims in northern Mina will soon be submitted to King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for final...