Fewer fake Haj organizers this year

Updated 15 October 2015
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Fewer fake Haj organizers this year

JEDDAH: Minister for Haj Bandar Hajjar said that the electronic Haj service of the ministry successfully reduced the number of fake Haj organizers in operation in the Kingdom, and has also stopped the increase in prices of Haj packages.
The electronic services also cut down the time required by domestic pilgrims to complete all the necessary procedures for participating in Haj campaigns at reasonable prices.
“Pilgrims were previously wasting their time looking for Haj programs at fair prices. But the electronic services of the ministry have enabled these procedures to be completed much more easily,” Hajjar said during a speech at the third meeting of the Haj service companies.
Undersecretary of the Ministry for Haj Affairs Hussein Al-Sharif explained during the meeting that the electronic process of the online Haj services has raised awareness about various Haj campaigns among domestic pilgrims to show them the importance of the ministry’s activities to serve pilgrims.
The Haj minister discussed with the heads of the Haj service companies their achievements during the Haj season for this year, while also ordering three teams from the ministry to take technical notes of the electronic services, awareness issues and their relationship with other government agencies that also play a role in running the electronic services.


Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

Updated 23 February 2019
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Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

  • Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US
  • The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, met on Saturday with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US.

The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom against the “Iran backed Houthi terrorist.”

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia, who overthrew the democratically elected, internationally recognized government of Yemen in 2014.

During the Yemen conflict, the militia has targeted Saudi Arabia using ballistic missiles, which United Nations investigations have found to have been manufactured by Iran.