Umrah guests visit historic sites in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah visited Islamic sites in Madinah. (SPA)
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The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah visited Islamic sites in Madinah. (SPA)
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The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah visited Islamic sites in Madinah. (SPA)
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The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah visited Islamic sites in Madinah. (SPA)
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The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah visited Islamic sites in Madinah. (SPA)
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The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah visited Islamic sites in Madinah. (SPA)
Updated 17 December 2018

Umrah guests visit historic sites in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah on Sunday visited Islamic sites in Madinah and the King Fahd Complex for Printing the Holy Qur’an.
The head of planning department of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Djibouti, Dr. Othman Hussein Mohammed, thanked King Salman for making all-out efforts to serve Islam and Muslims all over 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 until their arrival in the Kingdom. 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. Hajj and Umrah Minister Mohammed Salih Bentin earlier received separately in Makkah the heads of the Iraqi, Malaysian and Nigerian Hajj delegations.
 


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 21 min 43 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.