Makkah governor hands over Kiswa to senior keeper of Kaaba

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Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal (3rd left), Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (4th left), head of the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosque, and other officials hold the Kiswa (black cover of the Holy Kaaba) for a souvenir picture at the governor’s office in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA) photo)
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Updated 04 September 2016
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Makkah governor hands over Kiswa to senior keeper of Kaaba

JEDDAH: On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal handed over the Kiswa (black cover) of the Holy Kaaba to the Sadin (senior keeper)) of the Kaaba.
The turnover was made in a ceremony at the governor’s office in Jeddah.
Prince Khalid, who is also adviser to the king, stressed that Saudi Arabia is honored to serve the Two Holy Mosques and pilgrims.
As it is the Kingdom's Islamic duty, it will continue to implement development projects in the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, he said.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began an official trip to South Korea and Japan on Tuesday.
The visit comes after an invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in and based on the directives of King Salman, the royal court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
He will meet with the president and a number of officials to discuss bilateral relations and issues of common interest.
The crown prince will also head to Japan after Korea to head the Kingdom’s delegation at the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday and Saturday.
During his visit to Japan, the crown prince is expected to meet with several heads of states and senior officials, among them Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin.