Saudi interior minister chairs Umrah Supreme Committee

Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif chairs a meeting of the Umrah Supreme Committee in Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 10 May 2019

Saudi interior minister chairs Umrah Supreme Committee

JEDDAH: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, minister of interior, who is also chairman of the Hajj Supreme Committee, chaired late Wednesday at the General Security headquarters in Jeddah a meeting of the Umrah Supreme Committee in the presence of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, and other members of the committee.

Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi, commander of general security, introduced the attendees on the overall security plan, as well as on the roles and tasks assigned to each entity to guarantee Umrah security.

Al-Harbi pointed out that the plan was develop after addressing the weaknesses and developing the strength points detected during last years, so at to reach the coveted goals of ensuring the security, safety and comfort of pilgrims.  

After that, the attendees watched a documentary about the mission of Umrah security.

During the meeting, a number of issues pertaining to Umrah services and projects, as well as anticipated programs to develop the services offered to pilgrims and visitors were discussed.
 


Trump: US 'locked and loaded' to respond to attacks on Saudi oil supply

Updated 2 min 57 sec ago

Trump: US 'locked and loaded' to respond to attacks on Saudi oil supply

JEDDAH: US President Donald Trump on Monday said American forces are ready to strike back at whoever were behind the recent attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil refinery and oil field.

"There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!", he said in a tweet.

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