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Saudi's Haramain Train Fully Operational This Year

MADINAH – The awaited high-speed Haramain train is expected to be fully operational this year, as announced by Nabil Al-Amoudi, the Saudi Minister of Transportation, and the Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organization. “The pilot operation has been going to plan since the end of 2017. Now, this $16 billion-service will be functional for the …

Saudi Plans Madinah Tourism Boost

MADINAH – Saudi transformation and tourism boards announced plans to develop the facilities and services of the tourist accommodation sector in Madinah. “Madinah is considered one of the pillars of National Transformation Program (NTP). Thus, we seek to revitalize tourism in it through many steps,” Khalid bin Hussein Al-Shahrani, the director general of the Madinah …

British Referee Stops Match for Adhan

A British referee has won huge praise from Muslim football fans after he stopped a Saudi Arabia cup match out of respect for the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayers.

Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage in Numbers

As around 2 million Muslims prepare to leave Saudi Arabia and return their homes, after the conclusion of a successful hajj season, the Saudi officials have released statistics of the hajj season.

Pilgrims Conclude Hajj Peacefully

More than 2 million Muslim pilgrims will begin leaving the holy city of Makkah, concluding peacefully the last of the solemn rituals of the soul-searching journey of hajj.

Pilgrims Converge in Arafat Hajj Climax

Seeking forgiveness from Allah, millions of Muslim pilgrims ascended Thursday, August 31, Mount `Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah, in the climax of hajj after spending a night of meditation and introspection in the tent city of Mina.

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