King Salman receives religious scholars, senior citizens

The Saudi leadership is working to bridge communication gaps between the government and citizens. (SPA)
Updated 27 August 2019

King Salman receives religious scholars, senior citizens

RIYADH: King Salman on Monday received princes, religious scholars, and a group of senior citizens who came to greet him.

A number of ministers and top officials also attended the event. Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal was among the attendees. 

The Saudi leadership is working to bridge communication gaps between the government and citizens. 

In recent years, the Kingdom has encouraged government officials to improve the quality of their services and to meet the needs of every citizen. 

Saudi Arabia also seeks to create a culture of tolerance in order to fight extremism and bring about international security and peace.

In addition, the Kingdom aims to meet high standards of transparency and accountability in the country.


Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door

Updated 3 min 40 sec ago

Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Saudi security authorities arrested a man who crashed his car into one of the doors of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced early Saturday.

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

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

 

"Thanks to God, no one was hurt," said the report.

It said investigators have found that the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen "in an abnormal condition." 

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