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30-day test run for Makkah metro

JEDDAH: The newly established Mashair Railway which links the holy sites of Mina ,Arafat and Muzdalifa with Makkahwill have a 30-day test run before opening to transport domestic and GCC pilgrims during the upcoming Haj season. Municipal and Rural Affairs ...

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Riyadh, Delhi to resolve labor issues

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has assured New Delhi of full support to repatriate thousands of illegal Indian workers, and to help expedite the legal issues affecting stranded Indians and prisoners in different jails. The assurance of support came during an hour-long ...

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OIC to focus on US Muslims

JEDDAH: The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), along with the American Islamic College, is organizing a three-day conference on Islam and Muslims in Chicago, US. The objective of the event, to be held on Sept. 28-30, is to "discuss ...

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Experts see 25% surge in Haj spending

JEDDAH: Foreigners coming to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage this year are expected to spend more than SR25 billion, 25 percent more than last year, experts said Thursday. "This is mainly due to expected increase in the number of pilgrims, ...

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High-tech airports planned for Jazan, Taif

JEDDAH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced Monday its plans to establish two new airports in Jazan and Taif with advanced facilities in addition to its efforts to expand some of the existing domestic and international airports. Abdullah ...

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Illegal foreigners get six-month amnesty

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday a six-month amnesty for the hundreds of illegal foreigners overstaying their visas, saying they would be allowed to leave the Kingdom without punishment. The Interior Ministry said the amnesty would cover those who arrived in ...

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