500 Civilian Security Personnel at Grand Mosque Ensure Smooth Hajj Services, Crowd Management 

Muslim pilgrims shade themselves with umbrellas as they walk outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on June 4, 2024 ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AFP)
Muslim pilgrims shade themselves with umbrellas as they walk outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on June 4, 2024 ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AFP)
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500 Civilian Security Personnel at Grand Mosque Ensure Smooth Hajj Services, Crowd Management 

Muslim pilgrims shade themselves with umbrellas as they walk outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on June 4, 2024 ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AFP)
Muslim pilgrims shade themselves with umbrellas as they walk outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on June 4, 2024 ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AFP)

The General Authority for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, represented by the Agency for Security, Safety, Emergency Response, and Risk Management, is committed to providing superlative services to ensure visitors' safety at the Grand Mosque.

It has deployed around 500 trained civilian security personnel to assist in crowd organization and management throughout the Grand Mosque, in collaboration with relevant authorities, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.

The authority also carries out various tasks through qualified and trained national teams to monitor security and safety operations, protect property and individuals, and oversee public facility systems.

This includes early detection of all risks, effectiveness of firefighting systems, regular maintenance of fire extinguisher boxes and alarm devices in the Grand Mosque, ensuring pedestrian safety, removing any obstacles hindering pilgrims' movement during their rituals, implementing weather fluctuation plans, and preparing entrances and passages of the Grand Mosque.

The authority also provided at least 15 security monitors who speak six different foreign languages -- Sinhalese, Urdu, Hausa, Persian, English, and Turkish -- to facilitate and overcome obstacles for the visitors of the Grand Mosque and help them perform their rituals smoothly.



Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine
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Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed Armenia’s decision to recognize the State of Palestine, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday.

In a statement, MWL Secretary General Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa emphasized that this decision, along with similar ones, “clearly reflects a growing global recognition of the injustices faced by the Palestinian people and their fundamental right to self-determination and an independent state.”

He commended “the responsible and noble stance of all the countries that have taken this important and just step, urging all countries of the world to follow suit in support of the human and legal rights of the Palestinian people.”