More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 05 May 2018
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More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

  • The purpose of the trip was to enable participants to perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque

JEDDAH: The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.

The purpose of the trip was to enable participants to perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

It was organized by the Governorate of Makkah Region on the instructions of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, and his deputy Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, 

The spokesman of the Governorate of Makkah Region Sultan Al-Dosari said that the program comes within the framework of the responsibility of the Governorate toward deserving groups for their great role in the service of society, stressing that the Governorate would work to improve communication with society through the use of all modern technology.

He added that the first trip began with more than 100 people from Makkah to Madinah by train, and that participants included sons and families of martyrs in Makkah region, the Handicraft Association, and the Ibsar Association for the visually-impaired and the charity Association of Orphan Care in Jeddah. 


Houthi missile fired towards Jazan intercepted by Saudi air defenses

Updated 24 May 2018
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Houthi missile fired towards Jazan intercepted by Saudi air defenses

  • The missile was fired towards the Saudi Arabian province of Jazan in the early hours of Thursday
  • It was launched from the Houthi strong-hold in the Yemeni province of Saada

DUBAI: Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia towards the border province of Jazan in the early hours of Thursday morning, Al Ekhbariya TV reported.

The ballistic missile was launched from the Houthi strong-hold province of Saada.

The missile was spotted at 1:58am on Thursday and was headed towards Jazan city, targeting civilian and populated areas.

The Saudi Royal Air Force (RAFF) was able to intercept the missile and destroy it.

The Iranian-backed Houthis have fired a number of missiles over the border at Saudi cities, including the capital, Riyadh, in breach of international laws banning the targeting of civilian areas.

And on Wednesday UAE coalition forces intercepted two boats in the Red Sea being used by the Houthis to target a tanker.