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Women’s Bowling Championship 2018 wraps up in Jeddah

Author: Ruba ObaidID: 1540067353670830600Sun, 2018-10-21 23:28 JEDDAH: The first Women Bowling Championship in Saudi Arabia took place in October in three cities, Riyadh, Alkhobar, and Jeddah, where it finished at Ice Land Bowling Center on Saturda
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Women’s Bowling Championship 2018 wraps up in Jeddah

Author: Ruba ObaidID: 1540067353670830600Sun, 2018-10-21 23:28 JEDDAH: The first Women Bowling Championship in Saudi Arabia took place in October in three cities, Riyadh, Alkhobar, and Jeddah, where it finished at Ice Land Bowling Center on Saturday. Gada Nemer, 42, from Riyadh, who came first in the competition, told Arab News: “I participated in all three tournaments, in Riyadh, Alkhobar, and today in Jeddah. I won first place in Alkhobar too. “I am not a professional bowler, but I used to bowl with my kids. Two of them bowl on the national team. I am very glad to have the chance to participate in these tournaments, and look forward to future ones.” It was the first tournament of its kind in the Kingdom, as the country is rapidly developing sporting facilities for women and increasing women’s involvement in sports by making reforms that have included allowing physical education for schoolgirls and opening female-only gyms. Sixty-three competitors, many of them amateurs, participated in the competition which consisted of four rounds. All competitors took part in the first round, 33 made it into the second round and 16 qualified for the third. Participants were between 11 and 56 years of age. Nemer received a cash prize of SR5,000 ($1,335) and those in second and third place received SR3,000 and SR2,000 respectively. The last round had the best three competitors competing for first place with Nemer winning first prize, followed by Meshael Alabdulwahed (second) and Wissam Al-Harbi (third). Growing interest Bowling is still a growing sport for women in Saudi Arabia. The first female bowling team officially registered in the Saudi Bowling Federation, and the Eastern Province bowling team is only seven months old, according to Dr. Razan Baker, member of the board of directors and head of media and women’s participation at the federation. Baker told Arab News: “We were surprised by the excitement of the participants. The numbers were beyond our expectations. “Many participants would like to become professional bowlers. With this high turnout I expect bowling centers to start supporting new female bowling teams.” Abeer Abdulmalik, from Al-Qassim, participated in the tournament. Although she is new to bowling, she made it to the third round. “I never bowled before in my life, and I did not prepare myself for the game. I am surprised and happy with what I scored, although I was hoping to be in the final round,” she told Arab News. “I would like to take part in future championships.” Aminah Khan, who participated in the tournament with her two sisters, told Arab News: “I came here for fun, and to try my luck before I go to my midterm exam.” Khan did not make it to the second round, but said she would start working to improve her skills and take bowling more seriously as a sport. The championship was organized by the Saudi Bowling Federation, the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, and General Sports Authority, and in partnership with Arab News as the exclusive English media partner for the event. Main category: Saudi ArabiaSportTags: Saudi sportsSaudi women sports Why Saudi women need a national screening programCareer Fair for Saudi women offers 1,356 job opportunities

Jamal Khashoggi’s former colleagues at Arab News recall their association with him

Sat, 2018-10-20 22:42 'He was the huggable panda' — Khaled Almaeena  Jamal Khashoggi’s first media job was at Arab News, which he joined in 1985. He had graduated from college in the US. Initially he worked as a reporter on local news, then he was mov
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Jamal Khashoggi’s former colleagues at Arab News recall their association with him

Sat, 2018-10-20 22:42 'He was the huggable panda' — Khaled Almaeena  Jamal Khashoggi’s first media job was at Arab News, which he joined in 1985. He had graduated from college in the US. Initially he worked as a reporter on local news, then he was moved to cover other stories, mainly social issues. At first, he wrote in Arabic and his stories were translated and edited. He was always amiable and pleasant to deal with; he always had a smile and came to work on time. I remember him discussing things with his colleagues and telling them about the life he had enjoyed in the US. The Khashoggis are from Madinah, and I knew many of his cousins as well as the family elders. The paper sent Jamal to cover the Afghan war. I am very pained to note that some media reported that he had joined the resistance or Al-Qaeda, or was close to certain infamous people. That is totally wrong. He wore Afghan clothes but everybody did that, even American reporters. It is improper for anyone to accuse Jamal of being a political ideologue. Of course, at that time our sympathies were with Afghanistan because it had been occupied by the Soviets, who were committing atrocities all over the country. But that did not mean that we sided with Al-Qaeda’s ideology. The Taliban did not exist at that time. Jamal continued to do his job as a journalist. He returned from Afghanistan to his desk job, which he did until the invasion of Kuwait. At that time, I moved my office from Jeddah to Dhahran and Dammam, and took a number of Arab News staff with me, including Jamal. We were one of the first groups to enter liberated Kuwait. We sneaked in with the US Army, and I remember that Jamal was not afraid. He seemed to be everywhere, walking through minefields and doing various jobs. Jamal left Arab News, and in 1993 I did too. I returned to the paper in March 1998. After a while, I asked Jamal to return as my deputy, which he did. He often talked about Afghanistan, where he had met, known and made friends with many different people. Whenever there was a representative from Afghan peace talks under the umbrella of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) or Saudi Arabia, Jamal was there to cover and write the stories. In 2001, he began to probe extremist tendencies among segments of Muslim populations worldwide; he became very interested in that phenomenon. Jamal was never an ideologue. He was interested in the news, its source, and why, where and how it happened. Soon after he went to Algeria and then Tunisia, where he also met all kinds of people. In 2003, he left Arab News to work at Al-Watan. His first stint lasted only 57 days. We used to read his work regularly. Jamal and I sometimes enjoyed shisha together at Nakheel Restaurant on the Jeddah Corniche, where everything was discussed. At times I found him withdrawn, while at other times I found him bubbling with enthusiasm. He and I often traveled together with King Abdullah because Jamal was now my counterpart at Al-Watan. We enjoyed a good cigar. He was an avid moviegoer. He was always kind and enjoyed a good joke. He reminded me of a large teddy bear. Before he lost weight, I used to joke with him: “You are the huggable panda.” I am very sad to hear that he is gone. I pray to God that his family will be able to bear this great loss. He was a good man. Goodbye, dear gentle giant. • Khaled Almaeena was editor in chief of Arab News from May 1, 1982, until Feb. 20, 1993, and then from March 1, 1998, until Oct. 8, 2011. Twitter: @almaeena * * * * * *   ‘He was passionate about Saudi Arabia’ — Abeer Mishkhas​ I worked with Jamal Khashoggi when he became deputy editor of Arab News. He had a calming presence, was passionate about Saudi Arabia, and had a very professional view of how the media should address global changes after 9/11. I remember a meeting he had with some of the paper’s reporters and writers. We were discussing how to portray Saudi Arabia as we knew it, to counteract negative stereotypes in the Western media. Jamal suggested that I write my first op-ed. That was the moment I found my voice as a Saudi writer. It was his support and confidence in my abilities that moved me in the right direction. It is very hard to talk about him in the past tense, but we should take solace in the fact that he touched everyone who had the good fortune to work with him.   • Abeer Mishkhas, formerly features editor at Arab News, is features editor at Asharq Al-Awsat.   * * * * * * ‘He was very polite, very supportive’ — Maha Akeel   I first met Jamal Khashoggi, God rest his soul, when I joined Arab News in 2004. He was deputy editor at the time. He was softly spoken, polite, intelligent and supportive. Whenever I sought his assistance or opinion for a story I was working on, he was always helpful. Jamal left Arab News shortly after, as did I a few years later, but I continued running into him, especially when he was editor in chief of Al-Watan newspaper. He was a fine writer and journalist. I remember seeing him with his wife at a municipality meeting to raise awareness about women’s rights and participation in the upcoming elections at that time. He was supportive of decisions taken to empower women. I pray for his family during these difficult times.   • Maha Akeel is a Saudi journalist who started her career at Arab News in 2004.   * * * * * *   He always loved a good story — Siraj Wahab   Jamal Khashoggi loved a good story. He was a quintessential newsman who not only liked his story but also liked ferreting out what lay behind it. He was passionate about journalism and in the years that I worked with him, I found him to be extremely principled where the profession of journalism was concerned. With him in the newsroom, we never felt the stress of a high-pressure job. Even if something went wrong, he always defended his team the morning after. He helped us absorb the shocks which inevitably come to all those in the newspaper business. He often shared his deep insights into the region and beyond with us in the newsroom. There was great bonhomie and a sense of camaraderie between him and Khaled Almaeena. The two of were, at that time, the heavyweights of Saudi English journalism and both were sought after by the international media who frequented our newspaper. He was a man of cheerful disposition. Always smiling. Always encouraging. Always lifting our morale. At Arab News, we all worked as a team with the aim of producing an outstanding newspaper for a very diverse readership. “I am proud and happy to have once been with Arab News,” he wrote in 2010. So too were we, very proud of our association with him. He was very helpful to his staff. When, for example, I applied for the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship in the US, he was one of two top Saudi editors who wrote a ringing endorsement for me. The other was Ustaz Khaled. Ustaz Jamal and I remained in touch long after he left Arab News. He was very generous with both information and quotes; rarely did an inquiry come to him that he did not respond to, regardless of what it was. Thus his quotes in addition to information from him often appeared in our stories. It is very hard for me to believe that all that is a thing of the past and that he is no more. • Siraj Wahab is managing editor at Arab News. He joined the newspaper in 1997. Twitter: @sirajwahab   * * * * * *   'He was a devoted father' — Rasheed Abou-Alsamh The earliest memories I have of Jamal Khashoggi are from the late 1980s. I had just started working at Arab News as an editor, and Jamal was an ambitious reporter for Al-Muslimoon, a weekly newspaper on Muslim affairs and our sister publication. He used to rush up to our newsroom on the third floor, waving the latest story that he had written after returning from another reporting trip to Afghanistan, where he covered the conflict between the mujahideen and Soviet troops who had invaded and occupied the country. He would regale us with stories of his adventures and describe what it was like interviewing Osama bin Laden, who was leading a group of Saudi fighters. This was long before 9/11, and bin Laden was not yet on the most-wanted-terrorist list. Many years later, Jamal returned to work at Arab News as deputy editor. He was a calm boss, and would listen intently to our arguments for and against running a certain story. He never yelled at anyone and was liked by all. Jamal, like all true journalists, loved being in a newsroom. The electricity of breaking news was adrenaline to him. After he left Arab News, he twice became editor-in-chief of Al-Watan newspaper. Jamal always had a twinkle in his eye, and he loved to laugh heartily at a good joke. He was a devoted father. I remember him telling me years ago that he was worried about his son’s higher education. Jamal will be missed by all his former colleagues at Arab News. May his soul rest in peace. • Rasheed Abou-Alsamh is a Saudi-American journalist based in Brasilia, Brazil. He worked as an editor and columnist at Arab News from 1988 to 2007. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia says missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is deadMinister: Saudi Arabia's judiciary enjoys full autonomy to deal with Khashoggi caseTrump hails ‘credible’ Saudi probe into Khashoggi’s deathArab and Muslim nations, organizations commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

ترامب يبدي استعدادا لفرض عقوبات على السعودية لا تطال الأسلحة

أعلن الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب السبت أنّه غير راضٍ عن المعلومات التي أدلت بها الرياض بشأن ظروف مقتل الصحافي السعودي جمال خاشقجي، مبدياً اس
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ترامب يبدي استعدادا لفرض عقوبات على السعودية لا تطال الأسلحة

أعلن الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب السبت أنّه غير راضٍ عن المعلومات التي أدلت بها الرياض بشأن ظروف مقتل الصحافي السعودي جمال خاشقجي، مبدياً استعداده ل...

ألمانيا تنظر في مبيعات الأسلحة للسعودية بسبب قضية خاشقجي

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ألمانيا تنظر في مبيعات الأسلحة للسعودية بسبب قضية خاشقجي

قال وزير خارجية ألمانيا هايكو ماس يوم السبت إنه يجب ألا توافق بلاده على بيع أسلحة للسعودية لحين اكتمال التحقيقات في ملابسات مقتل الصحفي جمال خاشقجي....

دير شبيغل: بن سلمان أراد أن يكون مقتل خاشقجي وحشيا!

نقلت مجلة «​دير شبيغل​» الألمانية عن مصدر في ​مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي الأميركي​ أن ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان أراد أن يكون مقتل
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دير شبيغل: بن سلمان أراد أن يكون مقتل خاشقجي وحشيا!

نقلت مجلة «​دير شبيغل​» الألمانية عن مصدر في ​مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي الأميركي​ أن ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان أراد أن يكون مقتل الصحافي السعودي...

هناك مخطط سعودي لصرف أنظار العالم عن قضية مقتل خاشقجي

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هناك مخطط سعودي لصرف أنظار العالم عن قضية مقتل خاشقجي

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شهداء وجرحى في مجزرة جديدة لتحاف العدوان بحق اليمنيين

ارتقى عدد من الشهداء والجرحى جراء غارة لطيران تحالف العدوان السعودي على محل تعبئة اسطوانات الغاز بشارع في مديرية الحالي بمحافظة الحديدة....
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شهداء وجرحى في مجزرة جديدة لتحاف العدوان بحق اليمنيين

ارتقى عدد من الشهداء والجرحى جراء غارة لطيران تحالف العدوان السعودي على محل تعبئة اسطوانات الغاز بشارع في مديرية الحالي بمحافظة الحديدة....

Princess Haifa Al-Faisal backs walk to raise breast cancer awareness

Author: Mohammed Al-SulamiID: 1540065671850662900Sun, 2018-10-21 22:42 JEDDAH: Yasser Al-Hameed arrived in the city of Asfan on Friday, having walked from Makkah as part of the “Walk for Her” initiative, which aims to raise awareness about the
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Princess Haifa Al-Faisal backs walk to raise breast cancer awareness

Author: Mohammed Al-SulamiID: 1540065671850662900Sun, 2018-10-21 22:42 JEDDAH: Yasser Al-Hameed arrived in the city of Asfan on Friday, having walked from Makkah as part of the “Walk for Her” initiative, which aims to raise awareness about the early detection of breast cancer. Al-Hameed received a warm welcome and was joined by a number of volunteers including Princess Haifa Al-Faisal, chairwoman of the Zahra Breast Cancer Association, and Samer Ibrahim Kurdi, chairman of the Sunbulah Group, before continuing his journey toward Madinah — about 400 kilometers away and expected to end on Oct. 27. Al-Faisal praised the efforts of Al-Hameed to raise awareness and encourage women to get tested early to limit the spread of the disease. She also thanked Kurdi and Al-Hameed for their initiative and expressed the Zahra association’s readiness to provide assistance. “The slogan ‘Walk for Her’, which is carried by Al-Hameed and was launched by Sunbulah Group, reflects the value of social responsibility programs and their harnessing to address society’s issues and concerns,” she said. Kurdi noted that “the initiative is a call for positivity and control over what is destined for us. That is why we chose the path of migration for all the patience and positivity it represents due to the Prophet’s migration from Makkah to Madinah.” Al-Hameed stressed the necessity of early detection, which increases rates of recovery. He also expressed his happiness at the warm welcome and thanked all those involved in the initiative for their interest and support. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Breast Cancer Awareness MonthSaudi Arabia Arab News goes pink to boost awareness of breast cancer screeningBreast cancer campaign launched in Taif

1,121 graduate in security, guarding facilities in Jeddah

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1540065811270679300Sun, 2018-10-21 23:02 JEDDAH: A total of 1,121 people trained in security, guarding facilities and search and inspection graduated at the Forces Training Center in Jeddah. The ceremony was held under the pat
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1,121 graduate in security, guarding facilities in Jeddah

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1540065811270679300Sun, 2018-10-21 23:02 JEDDAH: A total of 1,121 people trained in security, guarding facilities and search and inspection graduated at the Forces Training Center in Jeddah. The ceremony was held under the patronage of the Minister of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif and Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, assistant minister of interior for operations affair, attended the graduation. Maj. Gen. Muzli Hamed bin Rabe’ Al-Tuwairqi, commander of the facilities’ security forces, gave a speech to the graduates, who were trained in specialized courses in security, guarding facilities, rapid intervention, combating terrorism and target shooting. He stressed the graduates’ eagerness to promote the training process and to benefit from the refining of their talent and creativity, while emphasizing humanitarian values in dealing with others and increasing skills and capabilities to achieve the greatest degree of field security, rapid response in cases of emergency, self-confidence and fast decision-making. Graduates gave a speech expressing their pride in joining their colleagues in the field. This was followed by a military parade. Graduates then showed the skills they had learned during training in combating terrorism and in rapid intervention. Al-Qahtani also honored the graduates at the top of their class, wishing them success. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi security forcesSaudi armed forces 40% of security guards work in JeddahForeign security guards arrested in Madinah

Saudi sports federation holds aerosports contest

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1540065848130681600Sun, 2018-10-21 23:03 JEDDAH: The Saudi Wireless and Remote Control Sports Federation organized a fuel helicopter aerosports competition, after which chairman Saud Al-Fogham crowned the winners. Hamad Al-Raf
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Saudi sports federation holds aerosports contest

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1540065848130681600Sun, 2018-10-21 23:03 JEDDAH: The Saudi Wireless and Remote Control Sports Federation organized a fuel helicopter aerosports competition, after which chairman Saud Al-Fogham crowned the winners. Hamad Al-Rafdan came first, Mohamed Al-Ossaimy second and Ayman Al-Humaidhi third. Promoting sports is one of the key objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. Different government agencies are taking measures to achieve this goal by organizing different events encouraging Saudi youth to showcase their skills. In 2015 the General Sport Authority (GSA) conducted the first National Sports Survey and defined active people who participate in sports as “individuals who engage in a specific type of physical activity i.e. planned, structured, and repetitive for the main purpose of improving health and maintaining fitness, at least once a week.” The survey showed that only 13 percent of Saudi citizens aged over 15 exercise at least once a week. Those findings were a wake-up call for the Kingdom and helped shape aggressive targets to support mass participation that were set in stone within the Vision 2030 plan. In the first quarter of 2018, another National Sports Survey was carried out under the same conditions and using the same methods, tracking sporting participation at all levels, from those taking up walking a few times a week to improve their health or amateurs beginning to attend weekly classes or clubs to hardcore gym enthusiasts and committed sportspeople. The previous figure of 13 percent has now increased to 23 percent, helping the GSA beat its interim Vision 2030 target of getting 20 percent of Saudis over 15 exercising by 2020. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: General Sport Authority (GSA)Saudi Vision 2030Vision 2030 Saudi Arabia’s Alsalam Aerospace set to double turnover, mulls long-term IPOSkills drought leaves Gulf aerospace ambitions on dark side of moon

Saudi envoy, Pak navy chief discuss bilateral issues

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1540065892580686400Sun, 2018-10-21 23:04 JEDDAH: Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad, met Pakistan’s chief of the naval staff, Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at his office in Islamabad on Friday an
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Saudi envoy, Pak navy chief discuss bilateral issues

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1540065892580686400Sun, 2018-10-21 23:04 JEDDAH: Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad, met Pakistan’s chief of the naval staff, Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at his office in Islamabad on Friday and discussed issues relating to bilateral ties. “During the meeting both sides discussed issues of mutual interest,” the Saudi Embassy said in a tweet. The navies of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have close cooperation and have held a number of joint trainings and exercises. The Pakistan naval ship, the PNS Saif, is currently on a visit to Saudi Arabia and its commanding officer, Capt. Shahid Wasif, early this week hosted a reception on the PNS Saif at the Jeddah Islamic Port. Capt. Tariq Al-Seeri, a representative of the Saudi Royal Navy, also attended the reception. According to the statement issued by Pakistani Consulate in Jeddah, Wasif said that “Saudi Arabia has a very significant role and position in the region. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have time-tested and mutually supportive relations.” Earlier this year, in February, the joint naval exercises between the Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Naseem Al-Bahr-11 and Daraa Al Sahil-4, were held in the Arabian Gulf at the East Fleet at the King Abdulaziz naval base. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaPakistan Navy Pak-Saudi trade ties: Potential and prospectsPak-Saudi Arabia relations instrumental in regional peace

‘Saudi Arabia’s stability, security a red line for Muslim world’

Author: Mohammed Al-SulamiID: 1540064435730530100Sun, 2018-10-21 22:39 JEDDAH: The Supreme Council of the Muslim World League (MWL) held its 43rd session in Makkah, with senior scholars and ministers from Muslim countries in attendance. The counci
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‘Saudi Arabia’s stability, security a red line for Muslim world’

Author: Mohammed Al-SulamiID: 1540064435730530100Sun, 2018-10-21 22:39 JEDDAH: The Supreme Council of the Muslim World League (MWL) held its 43rd session in Makkah, with senior scholars and ministers from Muslim countries in attendance. The council expressed solidarity with the Saudi leadership and people, and condemned attempts to target the Kingdom, saying its stability and security are a red line for the Muslim world. The council praised the Kingdom’s pioneering role in the Muslim world, its religious importance, its history of supporting international security and peace efforts, and its fight against extremism and terrorism. The great place that the Kingdom occupies in the hearts of Muslims is founded on a sincere and firm belief in its care for Muslim sanctity, the council said, adding that targeting Saudi stability also affects international stability. The council discussed several matters, including the Palestinian cause, developments in Syria and Yemen, the tragedy of Myanmar’s Rohingya people, the fight against extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Daesh, and the importance of promoting dialogue among followers of different religions and cultures. It also discussed the well-being of Muslim minorities in non-Muslim countries, expressing regret and concern about Islamophobia, and calling for peaceful coexistence. The council urged Muslims in these countries to fulfil their duty to educate their children, and protect them from deviant ideologies and groups that use religion as a pretext to justify terrorism and extremism. It also urged Muslims in these countries to use legitimate channels to enjoy their just religious and cultural rights, to contribute to societal development, and to support stability and integration. The council highlighted the MWL’s efforts and international presence in influential platforms, especially in the West. Islamophobia is creating serious rifts in multicultural societies and damaging the social contract based on equal citizenship, the council said. It expressed its full support for the MWL’s programs and activities that highlight the truth about Islam and its values, promote intellectual and religious awareness among Muslim minorities, and spread the values of toleration, moderation and peace. The council reviewed the MWL’s efforts against radicalization and terrorism, including international collaborative programs, conferences, forums, statements and visits to Muslim and non-Muslim countries. It noted the MWL’s efforts to promote dialogue among followers of different religions and cultures, including its secretary-general’s meeting with Vatican leaders, the signing of a historic cooperation agreement with the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue, and organizing an international peace conference at Oxford University. The council agreed to establish an international center for cultural exchanges, as part of its support for the Conference on Cultural Rapprochement between the US and the Muslim World. The council stressed the importance of building good East-West relations and launching initiatives to foster cooperation, cultural exchanges and positive values. “Only 10 percent of our common principles are sufficient to bring peace and harmony to our world,” said MWL Secretary-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Muslim World League (MWL)Saudi ArabiaMakkah MWL chief calls for more awareness about dangers threatening our worldMWL: Extremism has little foothold in Muslim world

Arab and Muslim nations, organizations commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

Sat, 2018-10-20 12:59 JEDDAH: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. UAE The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statements, the officia
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Arab and Muslim nations, organizations commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

Sat, 2018-10-20 12:59 JEDDAH: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. UAE The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statements, the official news agency WAM said. The Gulf Arab state “commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi,” WAM said on Twitter. The announcement also said that Saudi Arabia and its leadership is a state of institutions based on justice and equity. Egypt Egypt praised what it called the «decisive» and «brave» actions taken by the king. «Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty's approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice,» the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It also offered its condolences to Khashoggi's family and said it was confident the investigation would reveal the truth.  Bahrain Bahrain praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported. “Saudi Arabia will remain a state of justice, values and principles,” an official statement quote by the channel said. Palestine Palestine commended King Salman's decisions to affirm justice and fairness. Yemen Yemen on Saturday praised decisions made by King Salman in relation to Khashoggi's death , according to the legitimate government’s state news agency. Djibouti Djibouti praised King Salman's decisions and said they are proof that Saudi Arabia is a nation of values, principles, and justice. Arab and Muslim Organizations The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday praised the Kingdom's transparency and its emphasis on the implementation of justice. Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king’s decisions on the death of Khashoggi “achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law”, according to a statement on state news agency SPA. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: UAESaudi ArabiaCouncil of Senior ScholarsJamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia says missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is deadTrump: US needs Saudi Arabia in fight against terrorism

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

Sat, 2018-10-20 10:23 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona: US President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a «good first step» and said he would work with Co
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Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

Sat, 2018-10-20 10:23 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona: US President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a «good first step» and said he would work with Congress on a US response. The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable in Arizona hours after Saudi Arabia claimed that Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor last seen on Oct. 2, was killed in a «fistfight» at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The kingdom also said that 18 suspects were in custody and that intelligence officials had been fired. Asked by a reporter whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death was credible, Trump said, «I do. I do.» But he said before he decided what to do next, he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. «Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, but what happened is unacceptable,» Trump said. Regarding the Saudi arrests, he said, «It's a big first step. It's only a first step, but it's a big first step.» Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: United StatesDonald TrumpJamal KhashoggiSaudi Arabia Trump slams rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi disappearanceSaudi Arabia says missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

أول تعليق فرنسي على إعتراف السعودية رسميا بمقتل خاشقجي

أكدت عضو مجلس الشيوخ الفرنسي، هيلين كونواي موري، أنه في حال التأكد من مسؤولية الرياض عن مقتل الصحافي السعودي، جمال خاشقجي، فإن ذلك سيؤثر بشكل
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أول تعليق فرنسي على إعتراف السعودية رسميا بمقتل خاشقجي

أكدت عضو مجلس الشيوخ الفرنسي، هيلين كونواي موري، أنه في حال التأكد من مسؤولية الرياض عن مقتل الصحافي السعودي، جمال خاشقجي، فإن ذلك سيؤثر بشكل سلبي عل...

شاهد: هل يصدق العالم بالرواية السعودية عن مقتل خاشقجي؟

أقرّتْ السعوديةُ بمقتلِ الصِحافي جمال خاشقجي داخلَ قنصليتِها في مدينة اسطنبول التركية، وقالتْ إنّ خاشقجي قَضى في شجارٍ بالأيدي داخلَ القنصل
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شاهد: هل يصدق العالم بالرواية السعودية عن مقتل خاشقجي؟

أقرّتْ السعوديةُ بمقتلِ الصِحافي جمال خاشقجي داخلَ قنصليتِها في مدينة اسطنبول التركية، وقالتْ إنّ خاشقجي قَضى في شجارٍ بالأيدي داخلَ القنصلية بينَهُ ...

مقتل خاشقجي.. التخبط السعودي من الإنكار إلى الإعتراف

مرت ثلاثة اسابيع تقريبا على قضية إختفاء الصحفي السعودي المعارض في قنصلية بلاده بمدينة اسطنبول التركية، وكانت المواقف السعودية تتخبط وتتغير ت
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مقتل خاشقجي.. التخبط السعودي من الإنكار إلى الإعتراف

مرت ثلاثة اسابيع تقريبا على قضية إختفاء الصحفي السعودي المعارض في قنصلية بلاده بمدينة اسطنبول التركية، وكانت المواقف السعودية تتخبط وتتغير تغير الحرب...

Saudi Arabia says missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

Sat, 2018-10-20 01:06 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday the death of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying a preliminary investigation indicated he lost his life after a fight at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “The discussions between Jama
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Saudi Arabia says missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

Sat, 2018-10-20 01:06 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday the death of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying a preliminary investigation indicated he lost his life after a fight at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “The discussions between Jamal Khashoggi and those he met at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul... devolved into a fistfight, leading to his death,” the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the public prosecutor. Eighteen Saudis have been arrested in connection with the incident and the investigation is ongoing, the public prosecutor said. “The Kingdom expresses its deep regret at the painful developments that have taken place and stresses the commitment of the authorities in the Kingdom to bring the facts to the public opinion, to hold all those involved accountable and bring them to justice,” a statement on the SPA said. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who lived in the US, disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting the consulate to complete paperwork related to his divorce. Deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Al-Asiri was removed from his position and Saud Al-Qahtani from his advisory role at the Royal Court, through royal decrees. Three other intelligence officials who were also sacked have been named as Mohammad bin Saleh Al-Rumaih, Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Shaya and Rashad bin Hamed Al-Muhamadi. King Salman also ordered the creation of a ministerial committee, headed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to restructure the country’s General Intelligence agency and issue the results of its work within a month. Members of the committee include the interior and foreign ministers as well as the heads of the General Intelligence and State Security. A team of Saudi investigators were sent to Istanbul and have been working on the case with Turkish detectives, who entered the consulate on Thursday. Earlier in the week, Saudi Arabia promised a thorough and transparent investigation into what happened to the journalist in Turkey. Main category: Saudi Arabia Turkey urges public to ignore Khashoggi case ‘leaks’ as Putin awaits investigation outcomeTrump slams rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Saudi Arabia reaffirms commitment to fight poverty

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979648942549100Sat, 2018-10-20 23:07 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia is continuing to fight poverty domestically and globally through its humanitarian responsibility toward others, the adviser to its foreign minister said in a speec
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Saudi Arabia reaffirms commitment to fight poverty

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979648942549100Sat, 2018-10-20 23:07 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia is continuing to fight poverty domestically and globally through its humanitarian responsibility toward others, the adviser to its foreign minister said in a speech at the UN in New York. Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Saleh cited the Kingdom’s role in providing humanitarian assistance and helping poor and developing countries. Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of international cooperation against economic hardships in developing countries, he said. Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries to help people in need globally, and is one of the most important donor countries in the world, he said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaYemenpoverty KSRelief sends convoy to help those affected by cyclone Luban in YemenSaudi oil-product aid set to reach Yemen by end of October

Saudi minister, Turkmen president discuss key issues

Sat, 2018-10-20 01:37 JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi met Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Ashgabat. A number of issues of common interest were discussed during the meeting, relatin
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Saudi minister, Turkmen president discuss key issues

Sat, 2018-10-20 01:37 JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi met Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Ashgabat. A number of issues of common interest were discussed during the meeting, relating to the development of trade between the two countries, in addition to cooperation in a number of other fields, including energy, gas, mineral wealth, agriculture, tourism and culture. Al-Qassabi stressed the Kingdom’s desire to increase bilateral trade, pointing out that it remains relatively modest, reaching SR1.84 million ($490,000) in 2017. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TurkmenistanSaudi Arabia Saudi-Turkmenistan Joint Committee explores ways to boost trade, investment relationsTurkmenistan seeks South Asian markets after power plant boost

Russian Slava brings on his clowning in sell-out show in Saudi Arabia

Author: Farah Al-SharifID: 1539990293723081700Sun, 2018-10-21 02:03 DHAHRAN: The Kingdom is staging the global hit “Slava’s Snow Show” at Ithra’s theater in Dhahran in October as part of the “Tanween” season exploring creativity in art
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Russian Slava brings on his clowning in sell-out show in Saudi Arabia

Author: Farah Al-SharifID: 1539990293723081700Sun, 2018-10-21 02:03 DHAHRAN: The Kingdom is staging the global hit “Slava’s Snow Show” at Ithra’s theater in Dhahran in October as part of the “Tanween” season exploring creativity in art, music, theater, science, literature, cultural heritage and entrepreneurship through a wide range of talks, shows and workshops from all around the world. “Slava’s Snow Show” was created over 20 years ago in Moscow by the Russian-born artist Slava Polunin, who was inspired by Marcel Marceau and Charlie Chaplin. The show has toured more than 120 cities with more than 7,000 performances in different famous stages and theaters around Europe, America, and Asia. It has been seen by 7 million people worldwide. The show has scooped 23 awards internationally including London’s Time Out Best Show of the Year and the Drama Desk Awards Exceptional Theatre Project in New York where the show was performed on Broadway. The 900-seat theater at Ithra was sold out for the first performance for “Slava’s Snow Show” in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, which played to an excited house of all ages. Performances will be held at the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture, Dhahran, on Oct. 20, 23, 24 and 26. Slava explained the message behind the show to Arab News. “We aim to demonstrate the Russian art to the Saudi audience,” he said. He was delighted by the reception at the first performance in the Kingdom. “The audience was wowed. I could see their gasps as I performed. Their fascination showed us how highly they appreciate arts. It is indeed our first time in Saudi Arabia and it won’t be the last.” During the show Slava takes on many different personas, both cheerful and miserable. His repertoire is more diverse than the two common clowning styles — Auguste and the White Clown. He also invites the audience to interact with him during the show. "We work to deliver our shows here in Saudi exactly as they are delivered in Russia.” Slava added: “The theater in Russia is an essential part of the Russian culture and identity and having such shows and performances in Ithra particularly and in Saudi Arabia generally is part of the intercultural relationship between Saudi and Russia.” When asked about the difficulties that faces this kind of art in theater, Slava said: “The only challenge that we encounter is the traveling exhaustion and that is it.” “Tanween” events are being held until Oct. 27. Main category: Saudi ArabiaOffbeatTags: DhahranSaudi ArtSaudi entertainment Inspiring stories of three Saudi artists who refused to give up in the face of challengesExperts to discuss Saudi entertainment sector at key forum in Riyadh

Unique Riyadh car race brings in enthusiasts from all around

Author: Hussam Al-MaymanID: 1539991586173134000Sun, 2018-10-21 02:25 RIYADH: The first round of the Saudi Time Attack race kicked off on the Reem race circuit yesterday. The 16-category race is unique in its participation since anyone can turn up a
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Unique Riyadh car race brings in enthusiasts from all around

Author: Hussam Al-MaymanID: 1539991586173134000Sun, 2018-10-21 02:25 RIYADH: The first round of the Saudi Time Attack race kicked off on the Reem race circuit yesterday. The 16-category race is unique in its participation since anyone can turn up and join in. Whether you are an everyday driver, enthusiast or would-be racer the Time Attack Race has a category for you. “We target different types of drivers, usually people with a sports car or regular stock car who want to race their car to the max in a safe environment with other drivers,” said Prince Khalid bin Sultan Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF). He added that the target participants for this race are not necessarily professionals but rather enthusiasts, semi pros, amateurs, and beginners. FJR racing team owner Falah Al-Jarba, who is participating for the first time with his 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, said he was impressed with the first round turnout and noted that the short notice of this event did not affect participation. “It is not hard to get anyone on to the track — the hardest thing is to get them back again. Anyone who enters the race track three times of his own free will has the makings of a driver,” he said. Passion Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, participating racer and owner of the MS7 racing team, said it is passion that attracts everyone to the race. “It is not a head-to-head race but it is competitive and it is fun. There is no pressure — everyone is here to have fun. I am happy that I participated,” he explained. This also marks a first for Saudi women racing as four women competed for the first time in a car race. “For the first time we have a ladies category. These opportunities will be better reflected in two to three years’ time but if anyone would ask where did it start, it started here in this 2018 season,” said the “Camaro King” Falah Al-Jarba. Prince Mohammed is very welcoming of any new competitor to the racing industry. “At the end of the day if you have two hands, two legs and can drive that’s what it comes down to regardless of your gender, your weight, your height or your size, it is all about how well you can perform under pressure,” he said. Prince Khalid expects a better turnout for female participants in the next round of the race scheduled for Nov. 16. He added that there has been a great interest in joining the race and wanted to clarify that anyone who wants to take part in the race does not need to have a race car. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) Middle East ride-hailing app Careem secures $200 million new fundingSaudi car-hire app ready to dominate women’s driving market

بومبيو يلوح بـ«مروحة ردود أميركية واسعة» على الرياض

نبه وزير الخارجية الاميركي مايك بومبيو الجمعة، الى أن لدى الولايات المتحدة «مروحة واسعة من الردود» المحتملة على السعودية إذا تبين أنها
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بومبيو يلوح بـ«مروحة ردود أميركية واسعة» على الرياض

نبه وزير الخارجية الاميركي مايك بومبيو الجمعة، الى أن لدى الولايات المتحدة «مروحة واسعة من الردود» المحتملة على السعودية إذا تبين أنها ضالعة في اختفا...

الرياض تؤكد «رسميا» مقتل خاشقجي داخل قنصليتها

أعلن النائب العام السعودي ان التحقيقات الأولية الرسمية في قضية اختفاء الصحافي جمال خاشقجي أظهرت مقتله....
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الرياض تؤكد «رسميا» مقتل خاشقجي داخل قنصليتها

أعلن النائب العام السعودي ان التحقيقات الأولية الرسمية في قضية اختفاء الصحافي جمال خاشقجي أظهرت مقتله....

كيف تم قتل خاشقجي.. حسب الرواية الرسمية؟

أعلنت السعودية رسميا حدوث «شجار» و«اشتباك» بالأيدي بين «بعضهم» وبين الصحافي جمال خاشقجي، وتفاقم الأمر ما أدى إلى وفاته (مقتل
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كيف تم قتل خاشقجي.. حسب الرواية الرسمية؟

أعلنت السعودية رسميا حدوث «شجار» و«اشتباك» بالأيدي بين «بعضهم» وبين الصحافي جمال خاشقجي، وتفاقم الأمر ما أدى إلى وفاته (مقتله)....

Saudi General Security Aviation Command joins effort to help Yemeni storm victims

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979615472540500Sat, 2018-10-20 23:06JEDDAH: The General Security Aviation Command has joined the Saudi efforts to help Yemeni people affected by tropical storm Luban, which hit several parts of Mahra. It has carried out resc
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Saudi General Security Aviation Command joins effort to help Yemeni storm victims

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979615472540500Sat, 2018-10-20 23:06JEDDAH: The General Security Aviation Command has joined the Saudi efforts to help Yemeni people affected by tropical storm Luban, which hit several parts of Mahra. It has carried out rescue missions, helped to search for missing persons and undertaken medical evacuations, as well as transporting and delivering relief supplies.Officials confirmed the participation of the aviation command as part of the humanitarian efforts by the Arab coalition to provide aid and relief to Mahra province.A number of advanced aircraft are part of the effort. They are equipped with high-tech communications systems. Main category: Saudi Arabia

KSA's aid agency KSRelief workshop on humanitarian aid, relief

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979521962537100Sat, 2018-10-20 23:04JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a workshop on digital financial aid at its headquar
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KSA's aid agency KSRelief workshop on humanitarian aid, relief

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979521962537100Sat, 2018-10-20 23:04JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a workshop on digital financial aid at its headquarters in Riyadh. Digital financial aid aims to support people in need and help provide basic needs, such as food, medicine and clothing, through the use of smartphones and credit cards.In addition to the latest strategies to help provide humanitarian aid and relief, the event also highlighted innovations that can assist with the provision of clean water and sanitation to communities in countries that benefit from the center's work. Main category: Saudi Arabia

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology unveils self-guided Black Shark boat at 38th GITEX Technology Week

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539977664372411300Sat, 2018-10-20 22:33 JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has unveiled its Black Shark self-guided boat at the 38th GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The vessel, which can carry out
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King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology unveils self-guided Black Shark boat at 38th GITEX Technology Week

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539977664372411300Sat, 2018-10-20 22:33 JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has unveiled its Black Shark self-guided boat at the 38th GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The vessel, which can carry out coastal surveillance and many other tasks, was developed in collaboration with Taqnia for Robotics and Smart Systems. The development of the craft is part of a KACST initiative to localize and transform transport technology and logistics, to help achieve the aims of Vision of 2030. The boat includes sensor systems that allow it to monitor and create a 3D map of a 200-meter area surrounding the boat, and automated control technology that gives it the ability to navigate independently and avoid collisions without human input. It can also be equipped with a flexible range of weapons, acting as a firearms platform that uses gyroscopic self-balancing technology. It has the ability to survey beaches at a range of 15 kilometers, in addition to accurately identifying its precise location with a margin of error of less than 20 centimeters using differential GPS, as well as specifying, monitoring and tracking targets. The Black Shark also has long-range radar that covers up to 150 kilometers, and a telecommunication system to track its location, monitor its status and connect to multiple domains through command centers that allow wireless communication and remote control. It is fitted with a digital camera powered by electro-optic and infrared technology that can produce HD-quality video, and also has night vision capability. As part of its initiative to develop transport technology and logistics, KACST has also worked on automated control technology, included self-driving heavy-duty trucks, with the University of California, Berkeley. These trucks are equipped with electronic pairing technologies, which effectively improve the shipping and distributing of goods, reduce human error, preserve resources, and reduce harmful emissions and fuel consumption. The same technology can also, for example, transform a four-wheel-drive vehicle into a remote-controlled vehicle equipped with video cameras, infrared technology, a microphone and a control device wirelessly connected to a command center, where an operator can guide it using images from the video cameras. Main category: Saudi ArabiaScience & TechnologyTags: King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia ‘building bridges’ with space science, KACST chief tells Vienna forumKACST to receive applications for training boot camp in Riyadh, Al-Qassim

ThePlace: Fayfa Mountains in the southwest of Saudi Arabia

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979746122551200Sat, 2018-10-20 23:07 Fayfa Mountains In a largely desert country that contains large expanses of the Rub Al-Khali — “the empty quarter” — one might not expect to also find an area filled with lusciou
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ThePlace: Fayfa Mountains in the southwest of Saudi Arabia

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1539979746122551200Sat, 2018-10-20 23:07 Fayfa Mountains In a largely desert country that contains large expanses of the Rub Al-Khali — “the empty quarter” — one might not expect to also find an area filled with luscious vegetation and greenery. Yet the Fayfa Mountains in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, to the east of Jazan, offer just such a lush environment, which can justifiably be described as “heaven on earth.” The heritage of the region and its people is as rich as the color of the grass in spring. They have their own popular arts, folk tales, legends and poetry. Twenty tribes and clans make up the population of this area. The tribesmen wear flowery wreaths in their hair and wrap colorful cloth around their waists, and as a part of their traditional dress they sometimes also wear silver daggers hanging from belts. With its rich vegetation and moderate climate, the Fayfa mountain range provides the perfect habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. The weather is moderate, compared with other mountain ranges in the Kingdom, as the breezes that blow in carry moisture from the Red Sea, which helps to prevent it from becoming too cold. The Fayfa Mountains are also home to the largest museum in the Jazan region, which is located in a castle and has displays of priceless historical treasures including vintage weapons and bandoliers, ropes, carriage bags, tools, fire lanterns and much more. Agriculture is the main industry in the area, as the fertile land is perfect for cereals, fruits and aromatic plants. Despite the dreamy location and its many attractions, not many people are aware of the Fayfa Mountains. With fog-enveloped landscapes and air so rich that breathing in it increases your energy and makes you feel good about yourself, it definitely deserves more recognition and appreciation. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTravel

FaceOf: Maysan Mamoun, founder of COdesign Arabia

Author: Sat, 2018-10-20 00:27 Maysan Mamoun is the founder of COdesign Arabia, a professional design studio that focuses on a design approach that engages, connects and involves communities in the creative process through participation. Mamoun is also
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FaceOf: Maysan Mamoun, founder of COdesign Arabia

Author: Sat, 2018-10-20 00:27 Maysan Mamoun is the founder of COdesign Arabia, a professional design studio that focuses on a design approach that engages, connects and involves communities in the creative process through participation. Mamoun is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute Of Canada.  Mamoun attained a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2009, a master’s degree in architecture from Carlton University in Ottawa, Canada in 2013, an executive degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US in 2015, a post-professional master’s in architecture from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2016.  Her previous work includes working as an intern architect at Saudi Diyar Consulting from June 2008-July 2008, intern architect at MOK Architects from November 2009-February 2010 and creative director at Moreyat. She participated at the Tasmeem Fair, organized by the Saudi Art Council, and presented her work “The Abode,’’ derived from our limited perception of time and place, and is basically a space that represents both tangible and abstract materials, providing a harmonious understanding of our existential experience. “The idea that I want to deliver here is the meaning of life unlimited — ‘Donia’ —  and the infinite ‘hereafter,’ through two materials, wax and ice. I wanted to form the shape of wax based on the ice to resemble the meaning of good deeds in life and how they last.’’ Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia FaceOf: Tariq bin Abdul Aziz Al-Faris, mayor of RiyadhFaceOf: Nasser Alkahtani, executive director of the Arab Gulf Development Program

Turkey and US strongly deny sharing 'any audio recording'

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:59 LONDON: Turkey and the United States denied on Friday that Ankara had shared with Washington an audio recording related to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said an ABC News report, citing an unname
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Turkey and US strongly deny sharing 'any audio recording'

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:59 LONDON: Turkey and the United States denied on Friday that Ankara had shared with Washington an audio recording related to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said an ABC News report, citing an unnamed source, that he had listened to a recording of Khashoggi’s death while in Istanbul on Wednesday was false.  Pompeo, who also visited Saudi Arabia this week, said he had neither seen nor heard such a recording. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also denied sharing any audio recordings with US officials. “It is out of the question for Turkey to give Pompeo or any other US official any audio recording,” Cavusoglu said during a visit to Tirana, Albania. “It is out of the question for us to share with any country this or that information.” “Of course, as a result of the investigation so far, Turkey does have some information and evidence,« he said. »We will share them with the world when they become fully clear because the whole world, understandably, wants to know what happened to Khashoggi and how it happened.” Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who lived in the US, disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to complete paperwork related to his divorce.  Saudi Arabia and Turkey are carrying out a joint investigation into the disappearance. On Thursday, Turkey called on the public to ignore any information claiming to be leaked from the case. Since Khashoggi’s disappearance there has been a flurry of stories claiming to be based on leaks from the probe. Pompeo said on Thursday they had given Saudi Arabia more time to complete the investigation to make sure they have a complete understanding of the facts. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Jamal KhashoggiTurkeyUnited StatesDonald TrumpMike Pompeo Turkey urges public to ignore Khashoggi case ‘leaks’ as Putin awaits investigation outcomeTrump slams rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

مشاهد نوعية لاغارة الجيش اليمني على مواقع مرتزقة السعودية

بث الاعلام الحربي اليمني مشاهد نوعية لسيطرة الجيش اليمني واللجان الشعبية على مواقع لمرتزقة الجيش السعودي غربي مجازة....
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مشاهد نوعية لاغارة الجيش اليمني على مواقع مرتزقة السعودية

بث الاعلام الحربي اليمني مشاهد نوعية لسيطرة الجيش اليمني واللجان الشعبية على مواقع لمرتزقة الجيش السعودي غربي مجازة....

أرقام مهولة لضحايا وإعاقات أطفال اليمن جراء العدوان والحصار

اصدرت وزارة الصحة العامة والسكان اليمنية بياناً بينت فيه عدد ضحايا القصف المباشر من الاطفال 7234 طفل منهم 3524 شهيد و3710جريح منهم 700طفل معاق اعاقات
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أرقام مهولة لضحايا وإعاقات أطفال اليمن جراء العدوان والحصار

اصدرت وزارة الصحة العامة والسكان اليمنية بياناً بينت فيه عدد ضحايا القصف المباشر من الاطفال 7234 طفل منهم 3524 شهيد و3710جريح منهم 700طفل معاق اعاقات...

«خاشقجي» تصل إلى الأمم المتحدة.. غوتيريش يريد محاسبة الجناة

أكد المتحدث باسم أمين عام الأمم المتحدة أن أنطونيو غوتيريش يريد محاسبة الجناة في قضية اختفاء جمال خاشقجي....
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«خاشقجي» تصل إلى الأمم المتحدة.. غوتيريش يريد محاسبة الجناة

أكد المتحدث باسم أمين عام الأمم المتحدة أن أنطونيو غوتيريش يريد محاسبة الجناة في قضية اختفاء جمال خاشقجي....

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