Pilgrims visit historical sites of Madinah

Pilgrims in both holy cities often take time to tour historical sites during their visit to Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Updated 09 April 2019
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Pilgrims visit historical sites of Madinah

MADINAH: Group 14 of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Program, organized by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, toured the historical sites of Madinah.

225 pilgrims from 27 countries visited the Quba Mosque, the Cemetery of the Uhud Martyrs, Rumah Mountain, and the King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex, where they were introduced to the various stages of printing the Glorious Qur’an and received copies of the Mushaf as souvenirs.

Judge Mohammed Ibrahim Saleh from Lebanon thanked King Salman for providing all means for the success of “this historical visit,” as he said. Hajj Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ali Hassan from Egypt expressed his joy at achieving his “dream to visit the Holy sites thanks to King Salman,” while Sheikh Naeb Khan, professor of Shariah from Pakistan praised the efforts made by the King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex in printing the Mushaf and distributing it all over the world. In addition, he expressed his joy to have had the opportunity to pray in Quba Mosque.


Saudi Arabia urges UN Security Council to disarm Houthis after drone attacks

Updated 20 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia urges UN Security Council to disarm Houthis after drone attacks

  • Saudi UN ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi says 'seven explosive drones'

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has warned that recent drone attacks against its oil pumping stations by Yemen's Houthi militants will jeopardize UN peace efforts in the country and lead to further escalation in the region.
The Saudi UN ambassador, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, said "seven explosive drones" directed by the militants attacked pumping stations on Tuesday in the cities of Dawadmi and Afif "on the east-west oil pipeline that transfers Saudi oil to Yanbu port and to the rest of the world."
He urged Security Council members in a letter circulated Monday "to disarm this terrorist militia in order to prevent the escalation of these attacks which increase regional tensions and raise the risks of a broader regional confrontation."