Saudi Arabia lauded for efforts to serve pilgrims

Muslim worshippers pray at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. (AFP)
Updated 03 August 2019

Saudi Arabia lauded for efforts to serve pilgrims

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia has been lauded for its “outstanding” efforts in servicing the needs of millions of Muslims from around the world performing Hajj and Umrah.
Chairman of the Egyptian Parliament’s tourism and aviation committee, Amr Sadqi, praised the Kingdom for the development of the Hajj season to facilitate the pilgrimage.
Meanwhile, in a separate tribute, a member of the Jordanian House of Representatives, Hafez Al-Fayez, thanked the Saudi leadership and people for the services and facilities provided to pilgrims which enabled them to perform Hajj in “ease and tranquility.”


Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

Updated 25 min 12 sec ago

Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

  • Houthis claimed 10 drones which hit a Saudi natural gas liquefaction plant
  • The Arab coalition said the Houthis are becoming desperate because of their losses

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt city in south west Saudi Arabia, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

It was the latest in a spate of drone attacks claimed by the Houthi militia in recent weeks, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border.

Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition were taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept the drones and stop attacks,

And said the the repeated attacks showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate as they continued to lose on a daily basis.