Hajj 2017 will begin in the evening of Wednesday, August 30
- 8 JULY 2017 Saudi Arabia imposes Dh389 fee on domestic pilgrims
- 8 JULY 2017 Iranian security forces confiscated a large cache of weapons to be used In HAJJ attack by Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
- 7 JULY 2017 World's Largest Bookstore, Tehran's Book Garden Opens
- 6 JULY 2017 Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to terms for Hajj 2017
- 6 JULY 2017 Saudi Policeman Killed, 6 Wounded In Qatif Bomb Attack....
Saudi Arabia imposes Dh389 fee on domestic pilgrims
The fee will be in the form of a bank guarantee of 30 per cent of the value of services provided by the ministry. The Saudi Haj Ministry has imposed a $106 fee on each domestic pilgrim to be paid by organisations and companies offering services for them, the media reported on Saturday. The fee will be in the form of a bank guarantee of 30 per cent of the value of services provided by the ministry. The fees should be paid before registering domestic pilgrims through the online portal for the upcoming pilgrimage season. The fees should be transferred to the ministry's account through local banks that are registered with the Saudi Monetary Agency, Xinhua news agency reported. The ministry warned the organisations against hiking their prices in order to make the pilgrims to pay for the new fee, while ordering them to allocate all administration, reception and data processing jobs to Saudis Source
Arms cache of Jaish ul-Adl terror group seized in SE Iran
Iranian security forces have confiscated a large cache of weapons and an anti-aircraft cannon belonging to the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan. The terrorists’ arms depot included 35 Kalashnikov rifles, a 14.5-mm anti-aircraft cannon, nine SPG-9 guns as well as a large amount of ammunition, the police commander of Sistan and Baluchestan, Hossein Rahimi, told reporters on Saturday, IRNA reported Source
WORLD'S LARGEST BOOKSTORE, TEHRAN'S BOOK GARDEN, OPENS IN IRAN DESPITE GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP
Bibliophiles in Iran, clear your weekend: The huge Book Garden center just opened in Tehran. Officials unveiled the Book Garden, a giant academic complex being called "the world's largest bookstore," on Wednesday. At roughly 65,000 square meters (about 700,000 square feet), the center has several movie theaters, science halls, classrooms, a restaurant, a prayer room and whole a lot of literature. On its roof is a green park area for reading. Newsweek>>>>>>>>
Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to terms for Hajj 2017
(IRNA) The Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri said on Wednesday that all the conditions of Iran in order to provide security for Iranian Hajj pilgrims and safeguarding their honor were accepted and inked by the Saudi officials. Salehi-Amiri added that safeguarding the Iranian pilgrims’ honor and respect is a top priority for Iranian officials. He added that the first group of the pilgrims will leave for Saudi Arabia on July 31 Source
Saudi Policeman Killed, 6 Wounded In Qatif Bomb AttackJEDDAH: A policeman was killed in a bomb attack in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province on Thursday, authorities said. A police patrol was targeted while in the Al-Musawara neighborhood of Qatif Municipality resulting in the death of Cpl. Abdullah Treiki Al-Turki and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said, cited by the official SPA news agency. The attack, carried out by terrorists, was the second this week in the same area. On Tuesday morning Vice Sgt. Adel Faleh Al-Otaibi was killed and 3 others were wounded after a explosive projectile hit their vehicle. Earlier Thursday, Sgt. Abdul Aziz Al-Turki, who was injured by an improvised explosive device in the town of Awamiyah in Qatif on Tuesday, died at the Central Hospital of Qatif. Al-Turki was on duty patrolling the area in an armored vehicle when an explosive was thrown at him. He was taken to hospital for emergency surgery on his head, but his health deteriorated. Source
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