Crown prince to open inaugural meeting of IMCTC Ministers of Defense Council on Nov. 26

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Updated 23 November 2017
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Crown prince to open inaugural meeting of IMCTC Ministers of Defense Council on Nov. 26

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will open the inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition’s (IMCTC) Ministers of Defense Council in Riyadh on Nov. 26, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
He will also deliver the opening remarks at the meeting, which will bring together defense ministers and diplomatic missions in the Kingdom.
Lt. Gen. Abdulelah Al-Saleh, the IMCTC acting secretary-general said: “The meeting marks the official launch of the IMCTC’s operations at our center in Riyadh. The center provides an open platform for willing IMCTC member countries to exchange best practices and coordinate their counterterrorism efforts, enabling culturally appropriate regional and local solutions to counter terrorism.”
Gen. Rahil Sharif, the military commander of the IMCTC, said: “The biggest challenge in the 21st century, especially in the Muslim world, is confronting the dangerous phenomenon of terrorism. The IMCTC encompasses an integrated approach to coordinate and unite on the four key domains of ideology, communications, counter-terrorism financing, and military, in order to fight all forms of terrorism and extremism and to effectively join other international security and peacekeeping efforts.”
The IMCTC is a 41-nation pan-Islamic coalition united in the fight against terror.
The inaugural meeting, to be held under the theme “Allied Against Terrorism,” will include statements by defense ministers of the member countries and keynote speeches in connection with the IMCTC’s four domains: Ideology, communications, counter-terrorist financing (CTF), and military.
In the meeting, Lt. Gen. Al-Saleh will outline the coalition’s strategy, governance, activities and future plans.


Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

Updated 24 May 2018
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Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

RIYADH: The General Directorate for the Affairs of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, or the Prophet's Mosque, is carrying on with plans during the month of Ramadan to serve visitors, the Saudi Press Agency has said.
The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals offered at the mosque and its external courts.
It also said it has intensified its water services, cleaning efforts and air conditioning around the clock to provide worshipers with an atmosphere full of serenity and reverence.
SPA took pictures of the services offered at the mosque, beginning with guiding visitors and organizing their entry through the gates of the Prophet’s Mosque to the men and women sections. It also directs worshippers to the emptier courts to avoid crowding.
It also captured the preparations for setting the Iftar meals at the mosque, including the installing of water spray fans at the outside squares due to sustain high temperatures during summer, so that visitors pray with ease and comfort.