Guinea president arrives in Madinah

President of Guinea Professor Alpha Condé being received in Madinah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 29 May 2019

Guinea president arrives in Madinah

  • President Condé is in Saudi Arabia to attend key summits convened by King Salman in the holy city of Makkah on Thursday and Friday

President of Guinea Professor Alpha Condé arrived in Madinah on Tuesday to visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

At Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, he was received by Undersecretary of Madinah Region Wahib bin Mohammed Al-Sahli and a number of officials.

President Condé is in Saudi Arabia to attend key summits convened by King Salman in the holy city of Makkah on Thursday and Friday.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will lead his country’s delegation at the 14th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Makkah on May 31.

Khan is also expected to meet Muslim world leaders on the sidelines of the summit. 

Pakistani Senator Sehar Kamran said the Makkah forum “is taking place at a critical time.”

“Saudi Arabia can play a vital role in forging harmony and unity within the Muslim Ummah, and lead Muslim countries to confront the growing threat of terrorism and militancy in the region,” she said.

Kamran said recent missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, “specifically the evil designs to target the holy sites,” have caused alarm across the Muslim world.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.