1200 entered Islam in Alkhobar in 2011

Updated 24 November 2012

1200 entered Islam in Alkhobar in 2011

ALKHOBAR: A total of 1,213 foreigners residing in Alkhobar embraced Islam last year, the director of the Islamic Call, Guidance and Foreign Communities Illuminating Office in Alkhobar has said. The figure includes 150 women.

In a statement, Sheikh Jumaa Al-Rimaihi said the newcomers include Europeans, Americans, Asian and Africans, with Filipinos (1,005) representing the largest number.

Last year (Islamic calendar year 1432), a total of 3,105 embraced Islam at the Al-Batha Islamic Center in Riyadh.

 


Saudi Arabia rejects US position on Israeli settlements

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Saudi Arabia rejects US position on Israeli settlements

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it completely rejected Washington’s statement on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, state news agency SPA reported.
US President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday abandoned the position held by the United States for four decades that the settlements were “inconsistent with international law.” 
An official foreign ministry source expressed “the Kingdom’s utter rejection of the US government’s statements that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are legitimate and do not violate international law.”
The source added that Israel’s construction of the settlements is contrary to the resolutions of international legitimacy and international law, and stands as an obstacle to achieving peace and stability in the Middle East and a two-state solution.
The source said that achieving lasting peace requires the Palestinian people to obtain their full legitimate rights in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and the resolutions of international legitimacy.