Saudi Arabia's King Salman performs Eid Al-Fitr prayer in Makkah

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King Salman receives officials on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. (SPA)
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King Salman receives officials on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. (SPA)
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King Salman receives officials on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. (SPA)
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King Salman receives officials on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. (SPA)
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King Salman receives officials on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. (SPA)
Updated 15 June 2018
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman performs Eid Al-Fitr prayer in Makkah

JEDDAH: King Salman performed the Eid Al-Fitr prayer in Makkah’s Grand Mosque on Friday.
He also received Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri; the commander of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, Gen. Raheel Sharif; and princes, scholars, sheikhs, and senior civilian and military officials at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah. They came to congratulate him on Eid Al-Fitr.
The monarch also received congratulatory phone calls from Bahrain’s King Hamad, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Kuwait’s heir-apparent Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
King Salman thanked them, wished them a happy Eid, and appealed to Allah to make the Muslim world more united, coherent and strong.
He also greeted the Saudi people and Muslims everywhere, thanking Allah because “we have successfully and comfortably completed our fasting and worshipping during the holy month of Ramadan.”
The monarch said: “Eid is a day of happiness and joy following strict worshipping, embodying the significance and meaning of communication, cohesion, solidarity, tolerance and cooperation.”
He thanked Allah for having “honored the leadership, people and government” of Saudi Arabia with the task of serving the Two Holy Mosques and their worshippers, “which the Kingdom will spare no effort to achieve.”
King Salman also thanked Allah for having helped Saudi Arabia “remain adherent to Islamic Shariah law.”
The monarch later arrived in Jeddah after spending the last 10 days of Ramadan in Makkah. He was seen off by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, and a number of senior officials.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.