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...
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...
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...
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...
6,000 staff and scouts mobilized for Haj services
MAKKAH/NAMAS â€“ Over 6,000 employees will be mobilized Thursday as the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs starts putting into action its plan for the Haj...
General Presidency concludes preparations for reception of Pilgrims
The General Presidency for the Holy Mosque & Prophet Holy Mosque Affairs has concluded preparations to receive the Guests of Allah for this year's Hajj. Speaking on the ...
Muslim scholars hail interfaith harmony
JEDDAH: The speech of King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, at the UN interfaith conference in New York on Wednesday has underlined the importance of promotin...
Over half a million from South Asia to perform Haj
More than half a million South Asian pilgrims will perform Haj this year, said the chairman of the Tawafa Organization for South Asian Pilgrims, Adnan Katib. ...