Iraqi Hajj chief, other Muslim dignitaries, shown how Kaaba cover is made

Updated 20 August 2019

Iraqi Hajj chief, other Muslim dignitaries, shown how Kaaba cover is made

MAKKAH: Sheikh Khalid Al-Atiyyah, chairman of Iraq’s High Commission for Hajj and Umrah, praised the Kingdom for its efforts in serving Muslims and the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah.

During a visit to the King Abdul Aziz Holy Kaaba Kiswa Complex in Makkah on Tuesday, he was briefed about the different stages of Kiswa’s production. The Iraqi official and the accompanying delegation also watched a documentary on Kiswa and its production.

 On Monday, the mufti of the Republic of Kosovo, Sheikh Naim Ternava, also visited the facility. He was received by the director of public relations unit at the complex, Raed bin Salah Al-Lehayani, who briefed him about the overall functions of the complex.

A large number of pilgrims are visiting the complex, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The acting undersecretary of General President for Grand Holy Mosque Affairs, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Mansouri, said the step has been taken to highlight the history and production stages of Kaaba’s Kiswa. 


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.