Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah: All plans in place to ensure safety

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Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers. (SPA)
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Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers. (SPA)
Updated 14 May 2019
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Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah: All plans in place to ensure safety

  • Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers

MADINAH: The operations room of the Prophet’s Mosque is carrying out its tasks during the holy month of Ramadan to ensure safety and security of worshippers.
The tasks include following up on incoming electronic communications, transmitting them to competent organs and ensuring that they are addressed.
The operations room also follows up on and supports field services through smart surveillance cameras.
It coordinates with the Saudi Red Crescent to deal rapidly with illnesses, and coordinates with relevant security authorities.
Plans are developed to deal with crowds, weather conditions, and the safety of visitors and worshippers.
Anas Al-Ghamdi, an official responsible for supervision at the Prophet’s Mosque, said there is coordination between the relevant agencies and field services to develop plans to deal with the crowds and to ensure the safety of visitors. He said all plans are in place to deal with any untoward incident at any given time.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.