Saudi Crown Prince Hails Efforts that Ensure Smooth Hajj Process

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, addresses the gatherers at Mina palace. (SPA)
Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, addresses the gatherers at Mina palace. (SPA)
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Saudi Crown Prince Hails Efforts that Ensure Smooth Hajj Process

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, addresses the gatherers at Mina palace. (SPA)
Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, addresses the gatherers at Mina palace. (SPA)

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, received on Sunday on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz prince, the Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, clerics, ministers, invitees from Gulf countries and leaders of military sectors on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and the Hajj pilgrimage.

He congratulated the gatherers on the occasion of Eid, and praised the leaders of security and military sectors involved in the Hajj for their great efforts in service of the pilgrims that have ensured that they have a smooth spiritual journey.

The state and its concerned sectors will continue to provide all services that will help in serving the visitors of the two holy mosques, he added before the gatherers at Mina palace.

Director of Public Security and head of the Hajj Security Committee Mohammad Al-Bassami highlighted the resources that the state had made available at the disposal of the military sectors.

He also hailed the advanced technology, including artificial intelligence, that has helped facilitate the Hajj and provide the best services to the pilgrims, he added.



Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters
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Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters

The three gunmen who shot and killed six people in Oman this week were all Omani nationals, police said on Thursday.

The shooting took place in the Wadi al-Kabir neighborhood of Oman's capital Muscat.

The Royal Oman Police said in a statement the three gunmen were brothers and "were killed due to their insistence on resisting security personnel.”

The statement said that police investigations had indicated the three gunmen were "influenced by misguided ideas.”

The six people killed by the gunmen included a police officer responding to the attack.