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Saudi Ambassador to Somalia Receives Somali Police Commissioner

The Saudi Ambassador to Somalia, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Mawlid, has received General Sulub Ahmed Firin, the Somali Police Commissioner.

During the meeting, they discussed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to support the Somali police forces

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman Project for Development of Historical Mosques to Renovate 900-Year-Old Abu Inbeh Mosque

The Prince Mohammed bin Salman Project for Development of Historical Mosques, in its second phase, aims to preserve a more than 900-year-old urban heritage by renovating Jeddah’s Abu Inbeh Mosque, which is thought to have been built before the year 544 AH. The project aims to strengthen the Islamic civilization of the Kingdom and restore life to sites that had a historical and social impact in shaping its human, cultural and intellectual surroundings, and to revive the religious, cultural and social role of historical mosques.

The project will restore Abu Inbeh Mosque in the architectural style of the western region, by developing the facades of the mosque. Specifically targeted are the Rawashin and the Mashrabiyas, which use the finest wood panels to cover windows and external openings, including balconies. They also have important environmental functions, such as repelling direct sunlight and allowing air to cool the mosque.

The building is characterized by the architectural style of the western region that is meant to withstand the surrounding natural conditions on the coast. Historical mosques in the region are architectural masterpieces that reflect an elaborate building culture consisting of molded bricks, gypsum, and wood, which is a prominent element since the early 14th century AH.

The Prince Mohammed bin Salman Project aims to achieve a balance between ancient and modern construction standards in a way that gives the components of mosques an appropriate degree of sustainability and integrates the effects of development with a set of heritage and historical characteristics. The development process is being carried out by Saudi companies and Saudi engineers specializing in heritage buildings.

Abu Inbeh Mosque is one of 30 mosques that the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Project will renovate in its second phase in all 13 regions of the Kingdom, including six mosques in Riyadh, five mosques in Makkah, four mosques in Madinah, three in Asir, two in each of the Eastern Region, Al-Jouf, and Jazan, and one mosque in each of the Northern Borders Region, Tabuk, Al-Baha, Najran, Hail, and Al-Qassim.

The first phase of the project, completed earlier, included the renovation and restoration of 30 historical mosques in 10 regions.

The Prince Mohammed bin Salman Project for the Development of Historical Mosques serves four strategic objectives: restoration of historical mosques for worship and prayer, restoration of the urban authenticity of historical mosques, highlighting the cultural dimension of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and enhancing the religious and cultural status of historical mosques.

The project contributes to highlighting the cultural and civilizational extent of the Kingdom as one of the pillars of the Saudi Vision 2030 by preserving authentic urban characteristics and utilizing them to contribute to the development of modern mosque designs.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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1,100 Civil Defense Volunteers Take Part in Serving Two Holy Mosques Visitors

The Civil Defense volunteers are providing support and aid to Umrah performers and visitors, particularly the elderly, during the holy month of Ramadan at the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Holy Mosque. As many as 1,100 volunteers work in 22 areas within the Two Holy Mosques on evacuation and rescue operations, as they deal with risks through rapid intervention in emergency cases, and provide preventive awareness in the crowded sites.

This comes as part of the efforts of the General Directorate of Civil Defense to encourage citizen participation in voluntary work, which has provided 220 opportunities to volunteers during the current Umrah season in Ramadan. These initiatives aim to contribute to the Saudi Vision 2030 objectives.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Meets with UN Resident Coordinator in Jordan

The Saudi Ambassador to Jordan, Naif bin Bandar Al-Sudairi, met with UN Resident Coordinator in Jordan, Sheri Ritsema-Anderson, today.

The meeting focused on ways to enhance cooperation between the two sides on issues of common concern

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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KSrelief Distributes 26 tons of Food Baskets in N’Djamena, Chad

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed on Saturday 26 tons of food baskets to 2,400 people in N’Djamena, Chad, as part of the 2023 Feeding Basket Project in Chad.

This initiative is consistent with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s global humanitarian and relief efforts, which are carried out through the KSrelief to provide food assistance to countries in need during the holy month of Ramadan.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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KSrelief Distributes 800 Shelter Bags in Sudan’s West Darfur

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) delivered 800 shelter bags to needy people in West Darfur state, the Republic of Sudan, benefiting 6,597 individuals, on Saturday.

This comes within the relief and humanitarian projects that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers through its humanitarian arm, the KSrelief, to the neediest countries around the world.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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KSrelief Distributes Over 39 Tons of Food Baskets to Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed 39 tons of food baskets on Saturday to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as well as needy families in the host community of Akkar Governorate in the Lebanese Republic. This distribution is part of a larger project aimed at supporting food security in Lebanon throughout 2023.

This comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief projects provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, to the refugees and the needy people in Lebanon.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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Islamic Affairs Minister Checks on Ministry’s Services for Umrah Performers at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh yesterday checked on the services provided to Umrah performers arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, specifically on the ministry’s counters at the airport, which offer information, and scientific and electronic services to Umrah performers arriving at the airport during Ramadan.

In the course of the tour, the minister met with the ministry’s committees working at the airport and met with the staff of the passport and customs departments, participated in the service to Umrah performers and provided them with brochures and scientific manuals. He urged employees to exert even more efforts to serve Umrah performers and facilitate airport procedures. The minister also listened to the requests of the working committees and the services they need to help further improve their work to serve Umrah performers arriving in Makkah in Ramadan 1444 Hijri.

The minister said that his visit to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah was done in order to inspect the quality of services provided by the ministry staff to Umrah performers, in line with the objectives of the ministry, and commended the excellent work done by supervisors who excel in providing quality services to Umrah performers

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Holds Ramadan Iftar Banquet for Senior Diplomats and Accredited Ambassadors

Saudi Ambassador to Jordan, Naif bin Bandar Al-Sudairi, hosted a Ramadan Iftar banquet yesterday, which was attended by senior diplomats, ambassadors accredited to Jordan and several officials.

During the event, Ambassador Al-Sudairi welcomed the guests and highlighted the deep relations between the two countries.

Source: Saudi Press Agency