Young Saudis to take part in youth forum events

Updated 07 November 2014
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Young Saudis to take part in youth forum events

Saudi authorities have launched a series of youth activities in Makkah on Thursday in which over a million young Saudi men and women are expected take part in some 400 activities covering various fields.
Osama S. Taib, from King Abdulaziz University who is the chairman of Makkah Youth Forum, has announced in press conference attended by Makkah governorate and other officials on Wednesday that “Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah is keen to make a success of the fifth edition of the youth forum activities in Makkah region by involving young Saudis from ages 10 to 30 in all 16 regions of the province.”
He said that Makkah governorate is organizing the forum with the intention of developing the skills of young Saudis and boosting their creativity besides strengthening cultural routes. Media, arts, culture, educational, scientific, social service, sports and recreational activities will be held as part of youth forum activities. The head of KAU also noted that this is the age when youths started presenting “their innovative and unconventional ideas, and solutions for this this extraordinary age that we live in.”
He said that excellent thinking should “rise up from the ordinary to the outstanding and from the traditional to the innovative.”
Tariq Abdulrahman Al-Faqih of the Makkah Governor’s office said that “All government agencies and ministries will not only extend their support but also participate in activities in the region.”


Saudi Hajj Ministry issues new web link for Qatari pilgrims after Doha blocking

Updated 20 July 2018
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Saudi Hajj Ministry issues new web link for Qatari pilgrims after Doha blocking

  • The new link was made available as part of King Salman’s efforts to facilitate the arrival of all pilgrims
  • The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year irrespective of the on-going Gulf dispute

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that is has allocated a new website link to receive the requests of Qataris who wish to perform Hajj after the Qatari authorities blocked the old one.
Qataris wishing to perform Hajj can use the following link: https://qh1.Hajj.gov.sa instead of the old one (https://qh.Hajj.gov.sa), Saudi Press Agency reported.
The new link was made available as part of King Salman’s efforts to facilitate the arrival of all pilgrims and ensure that any obstacles that they may face are overcome.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year irrespective of the on-going Gulf dispute.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE — collectively known as the Anti-Terror Quartet — imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017 over Doha’s alleged ties with terror groups. Doha denies the charges.