Over 2 million worshippers attend last Qur’an recitation of Ramadan

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A view of the fully packed Worshippers praying at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. (SPA)
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Worshippers crowd around the Holy Kaaba in Makkah on June 14, 2018. (SPA)
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A night view of the packed Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. (SPA)
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Worshippers praying at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. (SPA)
Updated 15 June 2018

Over 2 million worshippers attend last Qur’an recitation of Ramadan

JEDDAH: More than 2 million worshippers gathered at Makkah’s Grand Mosque to attend the last night of the Qur’an recitation during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The prayers, during which verses of the Qur’an were recited, were led by Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sudais.
At the same time, hundreds of thousands of worshippers flocked to the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah from all over the world to attend the holy night.
Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, the deputy governor of Makkah region, also visited the mosque and paid tribute to the security forces and volunteers there for their efforts serving pilgrims during Ramadan.


Saudi deputy defense minister, British defense secretary discuss regional security

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi deputy defense minister, British defense secretary discuss regional security

RIYADH: Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman discussed regional and global security with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Tuesday.
They discussed the partnership between the two countries, especially in the defense field, and the efforts made by the two nations to “enhance regional and international security,” said a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
Wallace expressed Britain’s appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s role in addressing threats to stability in the region, especially in regards to protecting maritime corridors.