King Salman: World must confront 'dangerous scourge' of terrorism

Updated 24 March 2016
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King Salman: World must confront 'dangerous scourge' of terrorism

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday stressed the need for joint global efforts to eliminate the scourge of terrorism as he condoled with Belgium after the deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels.
In a cable of condolences to King Philippe of Belgium, King Salman said: “We learned with grief about the terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels which resulted in casualties and injuries. As we strongly condemn these criminal acts, we, on behalf of the Government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, condole Your Excellency, the families of the victims and the brotherly people of Belgium.”
“We stress the importance of international efforts to confront and eliminate this dangerous scourge which is condemned by all divine religions and international norms and conventions,” he further said.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and 
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the second deputy premier and minister of defense, also sent messages of condolences to King Philippe. 
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)  and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) composed of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Qatar also condemned the attacks, “which violate the sanctity of human life.” 
Saudi Embassy oficials in Brussels advised citizens to be alert and avoid public places and congested areas. It urged them to avoid public arguments and contact the embassy in case of any emergency. It advised the Saudis to postpone travel plans.


Saudi Arabia’s Zamzam water initative launched for Hajj

Updated 22 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s Zamzam water initative launched for Hajj

  • The initiative will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah
  • The Spokesperson of the Al-Zamazema office, Amir bin Faisal Obaid, said that the initiative will provide Zamzam water to pilgrims

DUBAI: The undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Religious Affairs, Hussein Al-Sharif, sponsored “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative and program launched by Al-Zamazema office.

The Spokesperson of the Al-Zamazema office, Amir bin Faisal Obaid, said that the initiative will provide Zamzam water to pilgrims. 

Zamzam water comes from the Zamzam well located in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. It is believed in the Islamic faith that it is a miraculously generated source of water from God.
Saudi Arabia aims to provide the pilgrims with high quality and efficient services, a statement by the Al-Zamazema office said. 

The efforts are in line with the current developments taking place in the Kingdom under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad, the statement added. 
Services will be provided to all pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom.

The initiative will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.