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14 hrs ago | Big News

Indians in Saudi Arabia appeal to Modi for 'massive' help in Kashmir

About 20 Riyadh-based Indian organisations have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a massive response to the unprecedented disaster caused by floods in Jammu and Kashmir on a scale similar to that carried out during the Uttarakhand landslides. A meet, organised by Aligarh Muslim University alumni association , Riyadh, appreciated the efforts of the Indian defence forces in the ongoing rescue and relief operation, Arab News reported Monday.


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17 hrs ago | CBS News

ISIS' brutality unites nations, but not enough

11, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. PARIS -- Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -- minus two of the main players and without any ground troops -- in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.


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21 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Jordan issues temporary passports after Saudi rejects Haj visas in Israeli passports

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders so that they can enter the Kingdom to perform the Haj. This follows the Saudi government this week rejecting reports that it would endorse Haj visas on Israeli passports if they were issued by its consulates abroad.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

HAAG Holds Seminar For 2014 Pilgrims

As part of its efforts to ensure that the 2014 Hajj operations becomes the most successful in the history of hajj operation in Ghana, the Hajj Agent Association of Ghana collaboration with the National Hajj Committee have organized a seminar for this year's hajj pilgrims. The seminar was aimed at educating the pilgrims about the rituals as well as the dos and don'ts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as many are those who are making the journey for their first time.


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Stringent Ebola checks for 3 million Haj pilgrims

Saudi authorities introduce an Ebola screening program at airports as the country prepares to receive three million pilgrims for the annual Haj, many of whom will be traveling from Nigeria where there is an Ebola outbreak. Mana Rabiee reports.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Star

Ambassador invites new Lebanon mufti to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri attends a ceremony in Beirut, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. BEIRUT: The Saudi ambassador to Lebanon has invited the new-elected Mufti Abdel-Latif Derian to visit Saudi Arabia, to strengthen the good relationship between the kingdom and Dar al-Fatwa.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014


Hajj cartel in TT

A MUSLIM leader yesterday accused wealthy Muslims among the business community of perpetrating a 'local Hajj cartel' by colluding with Government officials to prevent local Muslims from accessing an offer of the Saudi government to go on the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca free of charge. All it would take for about 100 local Muslims to partake of the trip to Mecca free of charge, is for Government officials to sign a document endorsing the local Muslims to avail themselves of the offer of the Saudi government.


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State Department

Collected Department Releases: Secretary Kerry Travel to Ankara, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt

After Secretary Kerry's visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, he will travel to Ankara, Turkey to hold meetings with Turkish leaders. While in Turkey, the Secretary will discuss bilateral and regional issues, including how to promote security and stability in Syria and Iraq.


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The Globe and Mail

Kerry to press Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014

State Department

Secretary Kerry's Travel to the Middle East

On September 9, Secretary of State John Kerry departed for travel to Amman, Jordan; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Baghdad, Iraq . On September 10, Secretary Kerry arrived in Baghdad, Iraq to meet with Iraqi government officials to welcome them on the successful formation of a new government and to discuss how the United States can increase its support to Iraq's new government in our common effort to defeat ISIL and the threat that it poses to Iraq, the region, and the world.


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AME Info

Saudi's talented youth win opportunity to join trail-blazing...

Five talented young people have won web polls to secure the first jobs on the Virgin Mobile Creative Collective, an innovative team of youth culture pioneers set up by Virgin Mobile to showcase and inspire the creativity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's next generation. The first five members of the Creative Collective are Gadgeteer Faisal Alsaif, 34, from Riyadh; Urbanist Hassane Dennaoui, 34, from Jeddah; Filmmaker Mohammed Baqar Al-Abdulmohsin, 25, who lives in Riyadh; Photographer Fayiz Melibary, 33, from Makkah and living in Riyadh; and Foodie Diana Al-Khateeb, 23, who lives in Jeddah.


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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

TH's Five-decade Experience In Handling Haj Pilgrims Attracts Pakistan's Interest

From Hafizah Kamaruddin MAKKAH, Sept 10 -- Tabung Haji 's more than five decades experience in handling haj pilgrims has attracted the interest of Pakistan's pilgrims affairs office here. Director-General of the Pakistan's Counsel General office based in Jeddah, Syed Abu Ahmed Akif said Pakistan would like to emaluate the system that had been implemented by TH in managing the Malaysian haj pilgrims.


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Jerusalem Post

Saudis deny rumors that would allow direct flights from Israel for Haj

Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation denied media reports that its airports would handle direct flights from Israel carrying Israeli Muslims for the haj this October. GACA spokesman Khaled Al-Khaibari said there would be no direct flights from "occupied Palestine" to Saudi airports for the haj, the Arab News website reported on Tuesday.


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AME Info

Lebanese NGO, arcenciel, awarded fifth place in Global Intercultural Innovation Award 2014

Company is a full-liner with around 2,400 employees and an extensive range of municipal fire fighting vehicles and aerials in line with both European and US standards, a comprehensive selection of airport and andustrial vehicles, The latest extinguishing systems and special fire service equipment. In 2012, the Group, which is represented in over 100 countries, generated revenues of 645 ma .


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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Times of Israel

Kerry heads to build coalition against Islamic State

Top US diplomat John Kerry leaves Tuesday on a mission to forge a coalition to defeat Islamic militants terrorizing Iraq and Syria, with over 40 nations set to join the fight. With memories of past US military conflicts in the region no doubt weighing on his mind, the secretary of state will travel first to Amman, in Jordan and then onto Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as the United States seeks to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State , also known as ISIL.


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Holtville Tribune

Secretary of State John Kerry Travels to Jordan and Saudi Arabia

In Amman and Jeddah, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral meetings with counterparts to discuss regional issues and the current situation in Iraq.


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Cebu Pacific to fly to Riyadh, offers P1 seat sale

MANILA Cebu Pacific is set to launch non-stop flights to Riyadh starting October 1, becoming the only low-cost carrier flying between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The budget airline will fly to Riyadh from Manila at 5:05 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Riyadh at 10:35 p.m. The return flight will depart Riyadh at 12:45 a.m. every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, and will arrive in Manila at 3:40 p.m. Travel period for the promo flights is from October 1 to December 31, 2014.


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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Daily Star

Saudi embassy dismisses reports about moving

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Dhaka in a statement on Saturday dismissed media reports regarding shifting of the tomb and chamber of Prophet Muhammad situated in Masjid An-Nabawi in Medina. "what is being circulated in the media about the chamber where the Prophet's tomb is situated in the Prophet's Mosque is related to a special study carried out by a researcher," according to an enclosed explanatory statement quoting Ahmed Bin Mohammad Al-Mansouri, media spokesperson for the presidency of affairs of Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid An-Nabawi.


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Ma'an News Agency

For 1st time, Hajj pilgrims from Israel to be able to fly

For the first time ever, Palestinian Muslims who live in Israel will be able to travel to Saudi Arabia for hajj pilgrimage by air instead of having to make the journey by bus. Owner of the Ramla-based Milad Aviation Company Ibrahim Milad told Ma'an Sunday that flights would be organized from Ben Gurion Airport to Amman and then onward to Jeddah Airport in Saudi Arabia.


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AME Info

Dubai Holding announces financial results of its business group for H1 2014

Dubai Holding, a global investment holding company, announced the financial results of its business group, Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group , for the first half of 2014, ending 30th June 2014. DHCOG continued its strong performance in all of its business lines, which are geared towards supporting the Emirate's strategy to diversify its income sources and strengthen its position as a leading international financial, economic and tourist hub.


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