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Islam in Saudi Arabia

Cost of eating out in Saudi Arabia rises at fastest rate in five years

The cost of eating out or enjoying a night’s stay at a hotel in Saudi Arabia increased at the fastest rate recorded in five years last month, according to government statistics.
 
August’s consumer price data show that restaurant and hotel inflation rose to a new high of 8.4 percent year-on-year in August from 7.6 percent year-on-year in July.
 
 

Saudi Arabia’s health sector is ME’s largest with SR150b spending

Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced on Monday that Saudi Arabia’s health sector is the largest in the Middle East with a spending of over SR150 billion.
 
Inaugurating the Global Health Congress with the theme of “Embracing the future” at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, Al-Rabiah said that the ministry has launched ambitious health plans to restructure and reform the health system in a way meeting the potential challenges.
 
 

Family taxi cabs to be licensed for Saudi women driver only

The Public Transport Authority has approved granting licenses to the family taxi cabs which will be driven by Saudi women drivers only.

 

Saudi Arabia stops medical treatment programs in Canada

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists.
 
Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador this week, pushing Canada to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to try to defuse the dispute.
 
 

Spread of Wahhabism was done at request of West during Cold War

The Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the Washington Post.
 
Speaking to the paper, bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia's Western allies urged the country to invest in mosques and madrassas overseas during the Cold War, in an effort to prevent encroachment in Muslim countries by the Soviet Union.
 
 

Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

Source : Saudi Gazette / 27 Sep 2014

Last week, Saudi Agriculture 2014, the 33rd international agriculture, water, and agro-industry trade show, took place at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Riyadh.

Organic farming was one of the topics addressed at the exhibition. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Department of Organic Agriculture (DOA) participated with its own organic farming pavilion, a joint venture with on one side the ministry and the German GIZ International Services’ “Organic Farming Project” and on the other the Saudi Organic Farming Association (SOFA).

 

A dream travel destination for centuries

By Rashid Hassan / 25 Sep 2014

The incredible land of Saudi Arabia has been a dream travel destination for centuries and millions of people visit the Kingdom each year from around the world to see this wonderful land.

 

Metro project to bring Riyadh on par with world’s great cities

Source : Arab news / 23 Sep 2014

The $22.5 billion metro project — called King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport — is a linchpin of the Saudi capital’s modernization program. It will be the backbone of the Saudi capital’s public transport system and a key component of growth.

 

"Partnership in Haj Operations" exhibition opened in Madinah

Source : Arab news / 18 Sep 2014

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of the Madinah Haj Committee, opened the Bunyan 7 Exhibition entitled "Partnership in Haj Operations" south of the Prophet's Mosque on Wednesday, to highlight the quality services available for pilgrims this year.

President of Taiba University Adnan Al-Mazroue and other top officials were also present. The exhibition includes more than 40 government, private, charity and voluntary agencies.

 

Family Health Checklist For Visiting Mecca

Source : EffectiveIslamicParenting / 04 Sep 2014

Every year over 15 million pilgrims visit the holy city of Mecca Al-Mukarramah. As many as 6 million people travel for the rites of Hajj and Umrah. It is so memorable to see an airport filled with excited elegantly dressed pilgrims who are just about to depart for Mecca and fulfill a lifelong dream. It is  an incredibly special time for both the pilgrims and their family and careful planning is important to ensure a healthy and safe pilgrimage.

 
 

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