The Ministry of Health has provided medical teams for pilgrims to prevent the potential spread of any epidemic disease, said Dr. Abdulsalam Noorwali, director of Makkah Health Affairs.
Three pilgrims were rushed to the hospital suffering from suffocation after a fire erupted at the upper floor of a 10-storey hotel in Makkah occupied by Asian pilgrims coming from Britain, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.
About 25 percent of new Israeli houses being built in Jerusalem in the first half of 2014 were in the city’s annexed east, an Israeli NGO said on Sunday.
Their backs hunched, elderly Muslim pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into Makkah’s Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the holy Kaaba.
Doing any harm to other pilgrims or disturbing serenity of the holy mosques and holy sites tantamount to dishonoring the Haj rites, it was stated at the 39th grand annual Haj symposium which began in Makkah on Monday.
Traffic police officers have so far impounded 54 buses transporting pilgrims for various violations including worn-out tires, reckless overtaking and changing lanes without signaling, said director of the department in Makkah Col. Salman Al-Jumayee.
Around 4,900 scouts will serve pilgrims in the Holy Sites and Madinah, according to the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association (SASA) secretary general.
Gone are the days when you could benefit from Canada and the Gulf at the same time. Nima and her husband—a Jordanian couple with two children—arrived in Ontario last year with an unequivocal goal after staying nearly ten years in Qatar.
All that separates Mohammed Muslim from his village in Syria is a barbed wire fence running along the Turkish border.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked in a rock star US welcome as he vowed to build a strong, confident country ahead of his first White House summit on Monday.
Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as new president of Afghanistan.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranks 19th in terms of creating a competitive market, affordable services and excellent quality of service.
There is sustained economic growth in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as compared to other countries in the MENA region, the latest Crédit Agricole Private Banking research report ‘Macro Comment – Eastern Promises: MENA Update’ revealed.
Discontent grew over African-born athletes at the Asian Games Monday as two-time world champion Maryam Yusuf Jamal led
Asamoah Gyan could ruin Al-Hilal’s hopes of making the Asian Champions League final.
Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao Monday brushed off Floyd Mayweather’s latest taunts, saying he pitied his
If there is a formula for Ryder Cup success, Paul McGinley is a mastermind who makes it work.
Manchester City will look to bounce back from an opening defeat at Bayern Munich when it hosts Roma in the Champions
Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15
Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in
Valencia drew 1-1 at Real Sociedad in an entertaining match featuring a series of great saves to remain undefeated
Gulf Arab economies are likely to grow slightly faster in 2015.
Jeddah-based Islamic investment firm Sedco Capital has launched the first fund managed by its own in-house team, looking to bulk up its asset management capabilities, the firm said on Monday.
An affiliate of Saudi International Petrochemical Co (Sipchem) restarted butanediol production on Monday after scheduled maintenance, Sipchem said.
The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has signed a partnership agreement with Rawabi Holding to implement five
Gold fell on Monday as downward pressure from a strong dollar outweighed support from unrest in Hong Kong, which hit global shares and led to some demand for the metal.
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Crowd-pleasers Metallica and Taylor Swift will headline the US debut of "Rock in Rio" as the Brazilian festival
Shahid Kapoor has all his hopes pinned on "Haider." The film, which is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play
Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child
"Bang Bang", a collaboration between pop artists Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, took the top spot in