Saudi Hajj minister signs agreements for 2020 Hajj season

Saudi minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten signs agreement with Moroccan Islamic Affairs Minister Ahmed Tawfik. (Supplied)
Updated 03 December 2019

Saudi Hajj minister signs agreements for 2020 Hajj season

  • These agreements pertained to the arrival of pilgrims coming from the aforementioned countries

MAKKAH: The minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten, recently signed several agreements in meetings with the head of the Iraqi Hajj mission, Sheikh Khalid Al-Attiyah, the Moroccan minister of Islamic affairs, Ahmed Tawfik, and the Indian minister of minority affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

The agreements came within the framework of early preparations for the Hajj season this year, with the meetings conducted in the presence of Dr. Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat, the Saudi deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah.

These agreements pertained to the arrival of pilgrims coming from the aforementioned countries, to provide all requirements for people to perform their rituals.

In a statement, the minister of Hajj and Umrah stated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were keen to ensure the safety of pilgrims in the Kingdom until their departure.


Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 27 October 2020

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The Arab coalition earlier destroyed four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen

DUBAI: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia’s southern region on Tuesday, state news agency SPA reported.
The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has been carrying out multiple drone attacks against the Kingdom for the past week.
The Arab coalition earlier destroyed four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen targeting the south of the Kingdom.
Three of the drones were destroyed early on Saturday and a fourth on Sunday.