High-quality service to Umrah guests pledged

Saudi minister of Islamic affairs Abdullatif Al-Sheikh. (AFP)
Updated 16 December 2018

High-quality service to Umrah guests pledged

  • The minister praised the program and called it a service to Muslims around the world

JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh welcomed in Madinah the 13th batch of guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah on Saturday.
The minister praised the program and called it a service to Muslims around the world.
He said the ministry supervises the program and ensures a high-quality service to the guests.
The minister said such programs are also an important source of strengthening strong ties with brotherly countries all across the world. The guests — comprising 203 figures from eight African countries — thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the generous hospitality, services and facilities provided for them since they left their countries. They are from Ethiopia, Senegal, Comoros, Djibouti, Mali, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda.
With the arrival of the 13th batch of guests, the total number has reached 2,803 from various countries since the start of the program.


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.