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News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: Saudi Arabia: Reconstructing history through ancient tourist site

News channel or source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/middle-east/2018/04/24/saudi-arabia-reconstructing-history-ancient-tourist-site/
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

Saudi Arabia is restoring 17th century fortresses ... someone who revived the true teachings of Islam that were first revealed to Prophet Muhammad in Mecca some 1,400 years ago, writes AP. However, according to David Commins, a professor at Dickinson ...

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: 4 Britons on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia killed in bus crash

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/4-britons-on-pilgrimage-in-saudi-arabia-killed-in-bus-crash/2018/04/22/a85d3320-4653-11e8-8082-105a446d19b8_story.html
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

LONDON — Four Britons on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia were killed Saturday in a bus crash, a British travel company and officials said. The four were among more than a dozen British pilgrims on a bus travelling from Mecca to Medina, said Hashim Travel ...

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: As Saudi Arabia’s cinema ban ends, filmmakers eye new opportunities

News channel or source: https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/as-saudi-arabias-cinema-ban-ends-filmmakers-eye-new-opportunities/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Lifting the decades-old ban on cinemas gives him hope that one of his films will finally be shown in Saudi Arabia. “For me ... turn following a 1979 siege of the Grand Mosque in Mecca by Saudi religious extremists. Allowing movie theaters to operate ...

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: IHCL enters Saudi Arabia with first Taj hotel in Makkah

News channel or source: http://indianexpress.com/article/business/companies/ihcl-enters-saudi-arabia-with-first-taj-hotel-in-makkah-5141048/
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) that runs the Taj brand of luxury hotels, today announced its entry into Saudi Arabia with a 340-keys property in Makkah. The property – fourth in the Middle East region for IHCL – is scheduled to open in January 2023 and ...

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: Saudi women take up jobs in Makkah hotels

News channel or source: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-women-take-up-jobs-in-makkah-hotels-1.2191397
Publication date: uesday 20 March 2018

Manama: In a new development that reflects Saudi Arabia’s drive to empower women, 41 Saudi women have taken up hospitality jobs in Makkah hotels. The women are holding positions in human resources departments, reservations, reception, and cooking.

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: Saudi Arabia’s Haramain train project expected to serve 30 million pilgrims

News channel or source: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1268531/saudi-arabia
Publication date: Sunday 18 March 2018

JEDDAH: The high-speed Haramain train’s importance to Saudi Arabia has been highlighted with an announcement ... The project is part of the Kingdom’s role in serving pilgrims to the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque.

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: Saudi Arabia's high-speed Haramain train to generate over 2,000 jobs, says official

News channel or source: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1247701/saudi-arabia
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

He said the SR60 billion ($16 billion) project included four train stations in Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City and Madinah, in addition to a fifth station at the new King Abdul Aziz Airport, and could help to dismantle many slums. The Saudi ...

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: 5 Unresolved Political Disputes Saudi Arabia Must Face at the Hajj

News channel or source: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/08/30/5-unresolved-political-disputes-saudi-arabia-must-face-hajj/
Publication date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Hajj is a pilgrimage to the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia which all Muslims are encouraged to undertake at least once in their lifetimes. This year’s Hajj season comes amid several major domestic and international challenges for the Saudis.

News Saudi Arabia » Makkah: Saudis foil suicide attack near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest site

News channel or source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-saudi-arabia-terror-plot-mecca-20170623-story.html
Publication date: Friday 23 June 2017

Burned out debris at the scene of a foiled terror attack in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on June 23, 2017. Burned out debris at the scene of a foiled terror attack in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on June 23, 2017. A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at ...