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Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, is seen during his sponsorship of the Saudi Cup race at the King Abdulaziz Equestrian Arena, Riyadh, February 2024. (SPA)

On 7th Anniversary of Crown Prince’s Pledge of Allegiance, Saudis Celebrate Strong Rule, Determination

Saudi Arabia is celebrating the seventh anniversary of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s pledge of allegiance, reflecting upon the Kingdom’s rapid…

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Gulf Individuals from the Saudi society in their different attire (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi State History: Three Stages of Development, Building on Ancestral Foundations

Throughout the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, spanning over 300 years, there are tales of founding, unification, and development, weaving a connected…

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Features The view of Saudi Shura Council in session.

Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council: A Century of Historic Governance

Since the early days of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz established key principles, including the use of Shura (consultative) councils as a crucial aspect…

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Features The expansion project looks to enhance the unobstructed visual access to the holy Kaaba from all directions. (AFP)

What Role Did MIT Play in the Third Saudi Expansion of the Grand Mosque?

In the first series of reports on the third Saudi expansion of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, Asharq Al-Awsat delved into the development of the…

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Features King Salman bin Abdulaziz is briefed on the expansion project in May 2015. (SPA)

Third Expansion of Grand Mosque Launched by King Abdullah, Completed by King Salman

The third expansion of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah was its largest in history. Throughout the centuries, the expansions would focus on raising…

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Features King Fahd looks at a model for the second expansion of the Great Mosque of Makkah.

Al-Faisal Made Historic Decisions to Preserve the Grand Mosque’s Porticoes

During the second phase of the first Saudi expansion of the Grand Mosque (1381 AH - 1961 AD to 1388 AH - 1968 AD), the rest of the vaults were built and roofed…

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Gulf  A photo taken in 1930 AD showing worshipers and pilgrims in the Grand Mosque under the reign of King Abdulaziz (Getty Images)

Under Saudi Era...Security Prevailed, Pilgrims Multiplied, the Grand Mosque Thrived

As soon as the founder of Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, annexed Makkah Al-Mukarramah in the year 1343 AH - 1924 AD, to his rule, he made…

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Features The Historic Meeting between Saudi King Abdulaziz, US President Roosevelt

The Historic Meeting between Saudi King Abdulaziz, US President Roosevelt

Every year on February 14, the Saudis and Americans remember the first meeting that brought together King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman with then US President…

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