King Salman urges 24-hour opening of Quba Mosque to be considered

King Salman visits Quba Mosque in Madinah on Sept. 24, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 28 September 2018

King Salman urges 24-hour opening of Quba Mosque to be considered

  • The king visited and prayed at the mosque on Wednesday, accompanied by a number of princes

JEDDAH: King Salman has ordered a study into opening Quba Mosque for prayer throughout the day, said Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman.

The king visited and prayed at the mosque on Wednesday, accompanied by a number of princes. 

Following the study, implementation of all necessary requirements will begin immediately, said Prince Faisal.

Earlier, King Salman highlighted the Saudi people’s unity at a reception held by dignitaries and notables of Madinah to welcome and celebrate his visit and his inauguration of development projects in the region.

Everyone in Saudi Arabia is equal, and while there is impunity in some countries, in the Kingdom anyone can file a suit against anyone, he added.

The projects he inaugurated include Al-Miqat Hospital and a water-treatment plant, Al-Ekhbariya TV reported.

He also opened the King Salman International Conference Center, which includes a main hall for celebrations with a capacity of 2,500 people, and three multi-purpose halls that can accommodate up to 500 people each.

Residents of Madinah commended the king for his visit. Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah thanked him for his generous support of the health sector.

Finance Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan thanked the king for his patronage of the opening of the conference center.


Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Updated 12 August 2020

Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Dr. Kholood Mohamed has become the first woman in the Kingdom to head Tabuk’s regional council, with the Saudi interior minister approving her appointment as the body’s secretary-general.
Al-Khamis called on Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan on Monday and the prince congratulated her on her new position, emphasizing the role of Saudi women in government agencies.
She is an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry and supervisor of the chemistry department at the University of Tabuk.
She joined the university in 2010 as a teaching assistant in the science faculty, later becoming a lecturer and then being promoted to associate professor.
She did her doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Howard University in the US in 2018. She obtained her master’s degree from King Saud University in Riyadh and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tabuk.
Al-Khamis is a member of several scientific bodies such as the Supreme Committee of Prince Fahd bin Sultan Award for Scientific Excellence, American Chemical Society, and the Committee for the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity.
She has presented many research studies during her career, and participated locally and abroad in specialist activities in the science field.