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How Saudi Arabia cleans up after 2.5m Hajj pilgrims

Tue, 2019-08-13 17:34 MINA: Hajj authorities in Saudi Arabia face the daunting task of cleaning up after 2.5 million people as the holy pilgrimage comes to an end.    Rubbish bins and the streets around Islam’s holiest sites overflow with empty plasti

Final straw: How Saudi youth are winning the war on waste

Sat, 2019-08-24 23:33 JEDDAH: Today’s generation of young, environmentally conscious Saudis is turning to more sustainable alternatives in a bid to reduce plastic waste in their everyday lives. Items such as reusable straws, cups and grocery bags are becom
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Final straw: How Saudi youth are winning the war on waste

Sat, 2019-08-24 23:33 JEDDAH: Today’s generation of young, environmentally conscious Saudis is turning to more sustainable alternatives in a bid to reduce plastic waste in their everyday lives. Items such as reusable straws, cups and grocery bags are becoming commonplace at coffee shops and supermarkets in the Kingdom. According to UN Environment, manufacturers around the world produce more than 300 million tons of plastic waste every year. Taha Boksmati, 26, an environmental specialist at the Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, is the founder of Jeddah’s Hejaz Ploggers group, which has teamed up with the British International School to source plastic materials that can be reused by the school’s artists. After discovering the growing worldwide trend of plogging, an activity that combines jogging and picking up litter, Boksmati and his team started combing the coastline near Jeddah. “We found an enormous amount of trash covering our beautiful beaches and endangering marine life,” he said. “We realized instantly the amazing number of plastic straws, caps and bottles that are consumed and thrown away every day. The awareness of reducing and reusing waste is low in our community. “We are simply used to the luxury of single-time use followed by immediate reckless disposal.” NUMBER 300 million Tons of plastic waste each year The ploggers’ group partnered with the British International School and helped plog for plastic material to be reused by the school’s artists, and also upcycled collected plastic into artistic designs suitable for display and sale. “In return, our members were given reusable items as a token of appreciation for their distinguished efforts. Reusable gifts included a stainless steel water bottle, a ceramic coffee cup, fabric shopping bags, bamboo utensil sets and a zero-waste home guide book.” Boksmati said that members of the plogging group already choose reusable items, and now he is seeking to raise awareness of the issue outside his environmental community. “I always share the benefits of reusable items as well as remind people of the consequences if we do not adopt these reusing and reducing practices,” he told Arab News. “Few people realize that plastic waste blocks the natural ability of our oceans to absorb carbon dioxide, further worsening the global warming problem, not to mention the dangers of microplastics, which are now found in almost everything we use, such as clothing and water bottles, and even in the fish we eat,” he said. FASTFACT PepsiCo. has pledged by 2025 to package its Aquafina water in aluminum cans rather than plastic bottles. Boksmati said that his team hoped to establish a junior plogging group, as well as strengthen its collaboration with international and local schools. “We want to engage with students of all ages to teach them about recycling and upcycling. We also aim to encourage alternatives to drinking water from plastic bottles as well as encourage people to reduce meat intake due to its environmental impact on water resources.” He added: “We hope to strengthen our brand auditing activity during our plogs, enabling our international partner, Breakfreefromplastic, to pressure local and international companies to make their products without plastic packaging and transition to other eco-friendly alternatives.” The food giant PepsiCo, for example, has pledged by 2025 to package its Aquafina water in aluminum cans rather than in plastic bottles, he said. Tala Al-Marbai, an 18-year-old foundation student at King Abdul Aziz University, said the Kingdom’s approach to plastic waste reduction has been improving since 2016. “Then not so many cared about our environment. But it’s the community’s job to spread awareness about the health of the environment. A video went viral on social media showing a plastic straw that was found inside a sea turtle’s nostrils. Many animals have been harmed because of our negligence toward nature,” she told Arab News Al-Marbai said this alternative is cost-efficient as well. “I bought a stainless steel cup and straw from an online store called Boutiqaat, which cost SR164 ($44) with delivery. It’s a bit expensive, but if you buy an iced coffee, that will cost SR24, so after seven times you would be spending the same amount of money,” she said. Al-Marbai said that she is the only environmentally conscious person among her group of friends, and she hopes to influence her circle.   “One person will influence another and the message will spread. Imagine one person having reusable items and, bit by bit, people surrounding them might do the same. Eventually, even companies, markets and shops will produce more environmentally friendly items and products.” She added: “I hope people remember every time they throw any plastic around, how many creatures they are going to hurt or even kill. Globally, it is estimated that more than 100 million marine creatures are killed each year by plastic waste.” Bateel Al-Saleem, 21, who is studying French at King Saud University and is a part-time barista, said that she turned to sustainable alternatives after watching videos of the harmful effects of plastic on marine life. “I was scrolling through social media one day and I saw a video of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose. It made me feel so sad. I started googling the effects of plastic on the environment and what I could do to help,” she told Arab News Al-Saleem now takes her reusable items wherever she goes. “I keep a bag of my reusable utensils in my backpack and I bring a cup with me if I’m going to a coffee shop,” she said. “Some cafes refuse to use my cup because it has another coffee shop logo and sometimes they refuse because it’s not the same size as their cups. We definitely need to spread awareness about reusable items.” She added: “My closest friends are environmentally conscious as well, but with my other friends I usually use my stuff in front of them so it can spark up a conversation.” Al-Saleem is also part of a volunteer EarthUniTeam which promotes environmental awareness in universities. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: UN environment programme Ways the Middle East is reducing food wasteLeader of biggest US organic food fraud gets 10-year jail term

Saudi Civil Defense employees hone skills in UK

Sat, 2019-08-24 22:51 RIYADH: More than 100 employees of the Saudi Civil Defense begin training in the UK on Sunday at the Fire Service College, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Directorate General of Civil Defense said the cohort of 105 was the sevent
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Saudi Civil Defense employees hone skills in UK

Sat, 2019-08-24 22:51 RIYADH: More than 100 employees of the Saudi Civil Defense begin training in the UK on Sunday at the Fire Service College, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Directorate General of Civil Defense said the cohort of 105 was the seventh batch of personnel to take part in such training. Brig. Gen. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Shamrani, head of the directorate general of training, expressed his gratitude to Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amro, the director-general of Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, for his support and enthusiasm during all stages of the nomination and selection process ahead of the training program. Al-Shamrani said he was confident in the ability of the Civil Defense personnel taking part in the program. He said the training would allow staff to hone their skills and experience, improving the services provided by Civil Defense when dealing with accidents. Staff completed the procedures required to enroll in the session before they left the Kingdom for the UK. They also attended a two-day meeting where they were briefed on the training program’s content and were encouraged to present a positive image of Saudi Civil Defense personnel. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Civil Defense Saudi Civil Defense steps up safety plan for Hajj 2019Saudi Civil Defense steps up safety plan for Hajj

Ukrainian pianist hits the high notes for Taif visitors

Author: Sun, 2019-08-25 01:05 TAIF: It is not unusual for musicians to aim for the stars, but organizers of the Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif gave the Ukrainian concert pianist Olina Lukashu a head start. Visitors to the opening entertainment ev
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Ukrainian pianist hits the high notes for Taif visitors

Author: Sun, 2019-08-25 01:05 TAIF: It is not unusual for musicians to aim for the stars, but organizers of the Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif gave the Ukrainian concert pianist Olina Lukashu a head start. Visitors to the opening entertainment events at King Faisal Garden were treated to the sight and sound of Lukashu performing 5 meters in the air, dressed in a long white gown that reached down to the ground. “It was decided to put her at the entrance of the garden, all dressed in white to welcome the visitors,” festival spokesman Saleh Al-Anzi told Arab News. “It is a new idea that was greatly enjoyed by visitors, who admired her rendition of various musical pieces.” Among the 25 events taking place in conjunction with this year’s festival is a circus presented by five Latin American countries, Al-Anzi said. There is also a free childcare service, mobile food courts, international restaurants and a live broadcasting studio.  “Visitors will be able to ride camels inside the park, and enjoy the handicrafts on display by various artisans,” he said. Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Obaidi, chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers, told Arab News the Taif Season was important in terms of generating employment opportunities for young Saudis, and creating tourist projects. “All the events are full of visitors,” he said. He said 2,000 jobs were provided during the Taif Season, and those who took up the opportunities gained skills and knowledge about the requirements of an audience. “Saudi culture has changed, and Saudis have become more aware of global challenges and requirements, and the expectations of tourists and other consumers,” he said. “Taif Season has set a high standard.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TAIF SEASONCrown Prince Camel FestivalOlina LukashuKing Faisal Garden Music blooms in Saudi Arabia’s mountain resort city of Taif as rose ensemble takes a bowGirls outperform boys in games at Saudi Arabia's Taif Season

Saudi, Chinese research centers sign deal

Sat, 2019-08-24 22:55 BEIJING: The Saudi Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge has signed a cooperation agreement with the Economics and Technology Research Institute of the China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec). The cooperation will
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Saudi, Chinese research centers sign deal

Sat, 2019-08-24 22:55 BEIJING: The Saudi Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge has signed a cooperation agreement with the Economics and Technology Research Institute of the China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec). The cooperation will be in the fields of research, publishing, translation and scientific exchanges. The signing took place during a visit to the institute’s headquarters in Beijing by the president of the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, Dr. Yahya bin Junaid. He was welcomed by the institute’s President Dr. Dai Bao Hua and Vice President Dr. Wang Jun. Bin Junaid said scientific centers and bodies in Saudi Arabia are interested in cooperating with counterparts in China and exchanging knowledge. On Friday, three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House. The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, and the Department of Arabic Language at Beijing University for Foreign Studies.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge Saudi-Chinese pact to enhance maritime industryHuawei to feature at Saudi-Chinese job fair

Lead roles for Saudi stars as Okaz Nights concerts begin

Sun, 2019-08-25 05:08 TAIF: The Okaz Nights series of concerts began with a wonderful evening featuring Saudi stars Abadi Al-Johar and Dalia Mubarak at the Okaz Main Theater, which has been given a new look. The concerts are part of Taif Season, which is p
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Lead roles for Saudi stars as Okaz Nights concerts begin

Sun, 2019-08-25 05:08 TAIF: The Okaz Nights series of concerts began with a wonderful evening featuring Saudi stars Abadi Al-Johar and Dalia Mubarak at the Okaz Main Theater, which has been given a new look. The concerts are part of Taif Season, which is presenting events throughout August. The concert with Al-Johar and Mubarak, which sold out quickly, was well received by the audience of more than 2,500. The evening began at 9.30 p.m. with a collection of new and old songs from Mubarak, supported by 27 musicians. Al-Johar then greeted her with beautiful and famous songs. Emirati singer Hussain Al-Jasmi also performed at the theater, which will host Syrian musical artist Asala Nasri on Aug. 28 and Ahlam Al-Shamsi on Aug. 30. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TAIF SEASONSouk Okaz 13th edition of Souk Okaz begins as part of Taif SeasonSaudi Arabia's Souq Okaz festival deemed a 'cultural incubator'

Afghan president arrives in Saudi Arabia on official visit 

Author: Sat, 2019-08-24 22:25 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Jeddah on Saturday on an official visit to the Kingdom. At King Abdul Aziz International Airport, he was received by Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, Saudi Minister of Commerc
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Afghan president arrives in Saudi Arabia on official visit 

Author: Sat, 2019-08-24 22:25 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Jeddah on Saturday on an official visit to the Kingdom. At King Abdul Aziz International Airport, he was received by Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, Saudi Ambassador to Kabul Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Khalidi and other senior officials.  Later, Ghani went to perform Umrah. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Afghanistan Afghan government hopes to vet peace deal between US, Taliban before it is finalizedUS envoy to visit Qatar, Afghanistan for peace talks

World Alliance of Religions for Peace elects Faisal bin Muammar as honorary peresident

Author: daniel fountainID: 1566677243151630600Sat, 2019-08-24 23:08 RIYADH: The World Alliance of Religions for Peace announced on Saturday the election of secretary general of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interfaith an
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World Alliance of Religions for Peace elects Faisal bin Muammar as honorary peresident

Author: daniel fountainID: 1566677243151630600Sat, 2019-08-24 23:08 RIYADH: The World Alliance of Religions for Peace announced on Saturday the election of secretary general of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muammar as the honorary president of the Alliance. The announcement was made at the 10th International Conference of the Religions for Peace General Assembly in Lindau, Germany, from 20-23 August 2019. Alliance officials noted that the election of bin Muammar, along with the group of honorary presidents of the Alliance for the next five years, comes in recognition of his efforts, through the King Abdullah International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue, to spread the values of dialogue and tolerance and to promote cooperation between religious figures and makers. Bin Muammar expressed his thanks and appreciation for the trust of the Religions for Peace General Assembly. He said: “I am proud to be elected as the honorary president among other honorary presidents, and joining an international multi-religious group of leaders committed to interfaith dialogue.” He concluded his speech by expressing his sincere thanks and gratitude for the support of the founding countries of the Center, especially Saudi Arabia, the initiator of the initiative, Spain, Austria, the Vatican and the Board of Directors of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Hindus, and the advisory board of forty-six members of fifteen religions and beliefs, and employees of the Center in 30 countries around the world. World Alliance of Religions for Peace, founded in 1970, is one of the most important international non-governmental organizations interested in world religious affairs. It consists of a World Council of Senior Religious Leaders from all regions of the world; representing six regional interfaith bodies and more than 90 national bodies. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiareligionIslamWorld Alliance of Religions for Peace Saudi Cabinet warns Hajj pilgrims not to mix politics with religionSaudi envoy to UN affirms Kingdom’s support for regional peace, security

Saudi Justice Ministry: 3.5 million digital authentications carried out in 1 year

Author: Sat, 2019-08-24 22:29 RIYADH: The last year witnessed a boost in digital authentications in the Kingdom as notaries executed 3.5 million authentications, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The e-notarization system was launched on Nov. 18, 2018,
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Saudi Justice Ministry: 3.5 million digital authentications carried out in 1 year

Author: Sat, 2019-08-24 22:29 RIYADH: The last year witnessed a boost in digital authentications in the Kingdom as notaries executed 3.5 million authentications, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The e-notarization system was launched on Nov. 18, 2018, to provide several services that dispense with paperwork and spare clients the need to visit notarial offices for low-risk powers of attorney (PoAs). Of these operations, 2 million were related to issuing PoAs and declarations, and 1 million were related to real estate authentication. Beneficiaries were provided with new options, including the issuance of PoAs through the online portal Najiz of the Justice Ministry after certification by a notary, through mobile notary services provided for special groups, or through authentication services provided by the portal www.mwathiq.sa. Earlier, the ministry revealed eight new e-services in the notarization sector, including digital PoAs, which put an end to paperwork and most clients’ visits to notarial offices. Digital PoAs are sent to clients’ Absher-registered mobile numbers. FASTFACT Riyadh topped the list of Saudi regions with 1.5 million digital authentication operations, Makkah ranked second with 575,000, followed by the Eastern Province with 423,000. “E-notarization will save about 8 million sheets of paper annually, making notarization greener and more cost-effective,” the ministry said. One of the new e-services enables clients to inquire about their PoAs and their validity, terminate unwanted ones, and find out about agencies that have checked the validity of any of their PoAs. Another e-service enables government agencies to verify PoAs online through the Yesser program, the universal access number 920025888, the ministry’s portal (www.moj.gov.sa), and its official app. The new system abridges about 70 percent of procedures and directs clients straight to the assigned notary’s office without having to go through the data entry hall. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi justice ministry Saudi justice ministry announces grade-7 “notary public” vacancies for womenJustice Ministry launches system to issue electronic PoA through Saudi missions abroad

More than 3.7 million held for residency, border violations across KSA

Sat, 2019-08-24 22:37 RIYADH: More than 3.7 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, according to an official report. Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 3,714,418 offenders
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More than 3.7 million held for residency, border violations across KSA

Sat, 2019-08-24 22:37 RIYADH: More than 3.7 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, according to an official report. Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 3,714,418 offenders, including 2,899,318 for violating residency regulations, 572,573 for labor violations and 242,527 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. The report said that 62,852 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 46 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 51 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities. 2,718 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 4,139 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,543 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 86 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures. The total number of offenders subject to procedures is 15,556, comprising 13,306 men and 2,250 women. Immediate penalties were imposed on 521,252 offenders; 474,221 were transferred to diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 617,581 were transferred to complete their travel reservations, and 918,203 were deported.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: saudi passport departmentSaudi jawazat Saudi Arabia launches residency scheme for expatriates to boost investment, non-oil revenueSaudi joint field campaigns: 1,483,009 violators of residency, employment and border security regulations

More than 1,500 people trained as part of Taif Season

Sat, 2019-08-24 23:00 TAIF: More than 1,500 men and women have been trained as part of Taif Season to raise the quality of services and enrich the visitor experience on offer. Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promot
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More than 1,500 people trained as part of Taif Season

Sat, 2019-08-24 23:00 TAIF: More than 1,500 men and women have been trained as part of Taif Season to raise the quality of services and enrich the visitor experience on offer. Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, runs until Aug. 31. The workshops aim to provide training and qualification for Saudis from government agencies, as well as workers in the tourism sector such as guides, vendors and craftsmen. Participants registered for the workshops through the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s website, and received certification after training was completed. The workshops attracted 790 men and 731 women. Training covered areas such as visitor engagement skills, developing the skills of product vendors, tourism, security and safety in tourism sector facilities, first aid, and basic tour guide skills. Taif Season seeks to contribute to achieving goals within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to improve the quality of life, raise living standards, and create career and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TaifSeasonTaifVision2030Vision 2030 Girls outperform boys in games at Saudi Arabia's Taif Season13th edition of Souk Okaz begins as part of Taif Season

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt, Jazan

Sat, 2019-08-24 14:34 RIYADH: The Arab coalition destroyed Houthi drones targeting the southwestern Saudi cities of Khamis Mushayt and Jazan on Saturday, coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. Two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt were als
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Arab coalition destroys Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt, Jazan

Sat, 2019-08-24 14:34 RIYADH: The Arab coalition destroyed Houthi drones targeting the southwestern Saudi cities of Khamis Mushayt and Jazan on Saturday, coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. Two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt were also destroyed on Thursday.  The attack is the latest in a spate of Houthi attempts to target Saudi Arabia, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border. Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition is taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept Houthi drones and stop attacks, Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: JazanKhamis MushaytHouthisdrone US military drone shot down in YemenYemen coalition strikes caves used by Houthis to store missiles and drones

البشير يبيع الدم السوداني للسعودية بـ91 مليون دولار

اعترف الرئيس السوداني المعزول عمر البشير الذي يحاكم امام محكمة سودانية بتهمة غسل الأموال وتقاضي أموال من دول بشكل غير رسمي، انه حصل من السعود
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البشير يبيع الدم السوداني للسعودية بـ91 مليون دولار

اعترف الرئيس السوداني المعزول عمر البشير الذي يحاكم امام محكمة سودانية بتهمة غسل الأموال وتقاضي أموال من دول بشكل غير رسمي، انه حصل من السعودية على 9...

العفو الدولية: السعوديات مازلن محرومات من آلاف الاشياء

وجدت “زويه سبريت” مسؤولة الحملات في منظمة “العفو الدولية”، أن طريق التغيير والإصلاحات لا يزال طويلاً أمام النساء في السعودية بالرغم من الإ
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العفو الدولية: السعوديات مازلن محرومات من آلاف الاشياء

وجدت “زويه سبريت” مسؤولة الحملات في منظمة “العفو الدولية”، أن طريق التغيير والإصلاحات لا يزال طويلاً أمام النساء في السعودية بالرغم من الإجراءات التي...

«مرتبات فلكية» في هيئة سعودية يكشفها خطأ صغير

سلطت صحيفة «سبق» الإلكترونية الضوء على أزمة تعيشها الهيئة العامة للغذاء والدواء السعودية، بعد تسرب وثيقة داخلية تتعلق برواتب موظفيها....
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«مرتبات فلكية» في هيئة سعودية يكشفها خطأ صغير

سلطت صحيفة «سبق» الإلكترونية الضوء على أزمة تعيشها الهيئة العامة للغذاء والدواء السعودية، بعد تسرب وثيقة داخلية تتعلق برواتب موظفيها....

مالاتعرفه عن حكام السعودية يكشفه دبلوماسيون بريطانيون

قال موقع ميدل إيست آي البريطاني ان الدبلوماسيين البريطانيين كانوا يعتبرون الملك السعودي فهد بن عبد العزيز شخصا «غير محبوب» ولكنه زعيم م
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مالاتعرفه عن حكام السعودية يكشفه دبلوماسيون بريطانيون

قال موقع ميدل إيست آي البريطاني ان الدبلوماسيين البريطانيين كانوا يعتبرون الملك السعودي فهد بن عبد العزيز شخصا «غير محبوب» ولكنه زعيم محترم، يقال أنه...

شرطة الرياض تكشف حقيقة فيديو مشاجرة المركبات الفضيعة

باشرت دوريات أمن منطقة الرياض قضية تعود إلى يوم الأحد 18 أغسطس، حيث اتضح أنها مشاجرة بين مجموعة من المواطنين إثر خلافات عائلية، بحي الفيحاء شر
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شرطة الرياض تكشف حقيقة فيديو مشاجرة المركبات الفضيعة

باشرت دوريات أمن منطقة الرياض قضية تعود إلى يوم الأحد 18 أغسطس، حيث اتضح أنها مشاجرة بين مجموعة من المواطنين إثر خلافات عائلية، بحي الفيحاء شرق العاص...

KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

Sat, 2019-08-24 00:06 MUKALLA: A volunteer medical team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has saved the life of a Yemeni girl who was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen in the blood, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Jan
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KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

Sat, 2019-08-24 00:06 MUKALLA: A volunteer medical team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has saved the life of a Yemeni girl who was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen in the blood, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Jana Basheaib was born with a blockage in the pulmonary valve and a constriction of the tricuspid valve in her heart that prevented the delivery of blood to her lungs, leading to a severe lack of oxygen in her body that required urgent intervention. Her father Adnan said he had noticed her dark blue color days after she was born, but had not been able to find treatment for her in Yemen. She was also too sick to be moved abroad.  His brother connected him with a KSRelief team so that the 10-day-old infant could get the help she needed.  FASTFACTS •KSRelief is working in Yemen with comprehensive plans to alleviate people’s suffering. •The center has implemented 363 projects across the country at a cost of $2.26 billion. •The projects cover various sectors including food security, health and education. Basheaib filed a report describing her condition and received an immediate response from KSRelief, saying it would send a medical team to Yemen and an appointment for surgery was made. Basheaib took his daughter from Tarim to Mukalla, a six-hour drive. Upon arrival at the Pulse of Life Center for Cardiology, Jana was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit. The medical team arrived in time to successfully perform the surgery. He thanked the medical team for saving his daughter’s life.  The head of the KSRelief medical team, Prof. Jameel Ata, said: “The medical campaign comes within the framework of the voluntary campaigns to treat difficult and critical cases. This is KSRelief’s third campaign for open-heart surgeries and catheterizations for Yemeni children in less than six months.” The medical campaigns have covered the treatment of more than 20 children from Yemen’s low-income families to alleviate their suffering. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: YemenMukallaKing Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) KSRelief calls for UN probe into ‘serious reports’ of Yemen aid agency corruptionKSRelief working to alleviate Yemeni suffering

Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:04 RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj. The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatm
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Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:04 RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj. The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690. The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health, while 25 hospitals were prepared in Makkah and Madinah, with a total capacity of 5,000 beds. For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Hajj 2019 How Hajj has inspired art and literature through the agesHajj pilgrims return home in Pakistan to hero’s welcome 

Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:15 BEIJING: Three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House. The event was held in cooperation with t
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Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:15 BEIJING: Three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House. The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge in Riyadh, and the Department of Arabic Language at Beijing University for Foreign Studies. It was attended by the Saudi ambassador to China, Turki Al-Madi, the president of the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, Dr. Yahya bin Junaid, and Chinese officials. Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Mandarin languageTeaching Chinese Language in Education Plans afoot to expand teaching of Chinese in Saudi ArabiaChinese language apps make learning a game

Iraq’s Hajj and Umrah chairman commends KSA

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:25 MAKKAH: The chairman of Iraq’s High Commission for Hajj and Umrah has applauded the quality of service provided to pilgrims who travel to the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Sheikh Khalid Al-Atiyyah said there had been a gr
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Iraq’s Hajj and Umrah chairman commends KSA

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:25 MAKKAH: The chairman of Iraq’s High Commission for Hajj and Umrah has applauded the quality of service provided to pilgrims who travel to the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Sheikh Khalid Al-Atiyyah said there had been a great reception and warm welcome accorded by all Saudi authorities to Iraqi pilgrims during Hajj. “They, the Iraqi pilgrims like other pilgrims, benefited from the services provided by the government of the Kingdom, enabling them to perform their rituals with ease and comfort,” he said, expressing his thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom’s leadership, government and people.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Hajj 2019 Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrimsFlights from Madinah airport for departing Hajj pilgrims continue

ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Kasr Lake

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:31 Al-Kasr Lake is located on the edge of Rawdath Al-Sabla in the northeast of Al-Zulfi governorate. Hikers pitch tents on the lake’s golden sands. This photograph was taken by Khaled Alsabet as part of the Colors of Saudi competition. 
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ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Kasr Lake

Sat, 2019-08-24 01:31 Al-Kasr Lake is located on the edge of Rawdath Al-Sabla in the northeast of Al-Zulfi governorate. Hikers pitch tents on the lake’s golden sands. This photograph was taken by Khaled Alsabet as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: ThePlace ThePlace: Al-Hada and Al-Shafa, two must-see Saudi summer resortsThePlace: King Fahd’s Fountain in Jeddah, the tallest in the world

ابنة شقيق الملك تصدم الجميع بتغريدة محذوفة..ماذا قالت؟

نشرت الأميرة السعودية ريما بنت طلال بن عبدالعزيز، ابنة شقيق الملك السعودي سلمان بن عبد العزيز، تغريدة “صادمة” على حسابها في موقع “تويتر”، و
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ابنة شقيق الملك تصدم الجميع بتغريدة محذوفة..ماذا قالت؟

نشرت الأميرة السعودية ريما بنت طلال بن عبدالعزيز، ابنة شقيق الملك السعودي سلمان بن عبد العزيز، تغريدة “صادمة” على حسابها في موقع “تويتر”، ومن ثمَّ قا...

السعودية المخطوفة ومناشدة الامير .. ومادخل خاشقجي؟

يبدو العمل جارياً في العربيّة السعوديّة، على مُواصلة “تشويه” الخصم التركي وبلاده السياحيّة، فبعد الوسوم الافتراضيّة التي دعت إلى مُقاطعة ا
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السعودية المخطوفة ومناشدة الامير .. ومادخل خاشقجي؟

يبدو العمل جارياً في العربيّة السعوديّة، على مُواصلة “تشويه” الخصم التركي وبلاده السياحيّة، فبعد الوسوم الافتراضيّة التي دعت إلى مُقاطعة الدراما التر...

«غالية البقمية» تقود حرب السعودية الخفية ضد تركيا!

في خطوة جديدة تثبت مدى العداء السعودي لتركيا، لجأت السلطات في المملكة إلى إدخال تعديلات جذرية في المناهج الدراسية تهاجم فيها الدولة العثماني
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«غالية البقمية» تقود حرب السعودية الخفية ضد تركيا!

في خطوة جديدة تثبت مدى العداء السعودي لتركيا، لجأت السلطات في المملكة إلى إدخال تعديلات جذرية في المناهج الدراسية تهاجم فيها الدولة العثمانية....

Kingdom’s envoy in UK decorates military officials, visits Saudi patients in London

Author: Fri, 2019-08-23 23:17 The Saudi ambassador to the UK visited Saudi patients in London’s Charing Cross Hospital to check on their health and recuperation. Staff briefed Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan on the Saudi patients and their trea
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Kingdom’s envoy in UK decorates military officials, visits Saudi patients in London

Author: Fri, 2019-08-23 23:17 The Saudi ambassador to the UK visited Saudi patients in London’s Charing Cross Hospital to check on their health and recuperation. Staff briefed Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan on the Saudi patients and their treatment. He met their families and wished the patients a speedy recovery. Prince Khalid said the Saudi Embassy and its health attache in London are keen to provide all services to help Saudi patients, who expressed their appreciation for the ambassador’s visit. He was accompanied by Saud bin Nasser Al-Hamdan, deputy head of the Saudi diplomatic mission in London, and embassy staff. Prince Khalid also met with the Saudi military attache in London, Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Zughaibi, and his staff. Prince Khalid praised the services provided by the military attaché, and efforts to strengthen Saudi-UK relations. The ambassador also met with representatives from the UK’s Defense Ministry. Prince Khalid granted Lt. Col. Bandar bin Hamid Ahmed the rank of colonel, and Capt. Muhannad bin Munir Al-Fakharani the rank of major. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia Saudi students in line for Ph.D. boost in BritainPrince Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi ambassador to the UK

Saudi envoy visits citizen wounded in Istanbul attack

Fri, 2019-08-23 23:18 ANKARA: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Turkey Waleed Abdul Karim Al-Khuraiji visited a Saudi citizen receiving treatment in an Istanbul hospital, after he had been wounded in a shooting and robbery. The envoy conveyed the best wishes o
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Saudi envoy visits citizen wounded in Istanbul attack

Fri, 2019-08-23 23:18 ANKARA: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Turkey Waleed Abdul Karim Al-Khuraiji visited a Saudi citizen receiving treatment in an Istanbul hospital, after he had been wounded in a shooting and robbery. The envoy conveyed the best wishes of the Kingdom’s leadership and wished him a speedy recovery. The embassy and consulate are working with authorities in Istanbul to assist with the investigation into the attack. The armed robbery happened in the Sisli area of the city, prompting Saudi authorities to issue a warning to avoid that area, as well as Taksim, especially after sunset. Days after this incident, a Saudi woman was reported to have been kidnapped in Istanbul while on holiday with her family. BACKGROUND In 2017, a terror attack killed seven Saudis in Istanbul on New Year’s Day. Security cameras captured the moment she was sprayed in the face with a substance that left her unconscious before she was taken away by a man, according to Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat. The report said the attack took place “a few days ago” near a hotel in the Asian part of Istanbul, where she was staying with her family. The woman, known as Abeer, was visiting Istanbul with her husband and children on holiday. All communication with her was lost after she disappeared, sources told the newspaper. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TurkeySaudi citizen in Turkey Saudi Arabia issues advisory to citizens in Istanbul following attackTurkey’s Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy hit in Syria

What We Are Watching Today: Trollhunters

Fri, 2019-08-23 23:37 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia is an animated show from Netflix, created by the multi-Academy Award winning Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It features a boy, Jim, who lives in a city called Arcadia. One day he finds an amulet an
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What We Are Watching Today: Trollhunters

Fri, 2019-08-23 23:37 Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia is an animated show from Netflix, created by the multi-Academy Award winning Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It features a boy, Jim, who lives in a city called Arcadia. One day he finds an amulet and, from then on, his life takes a series of twists and turns. Jim discovers a new world hiding under Arcadia that is home to magical creatures, and the amulet chooses him as the protector of trolls and humans alike. The show follows Jim as he tries to juggle everyday life, saving the world, and training to become a warrior. I watched half a season in one sitting because of the story’s plot and pace. Trollhunters is funny, dramatic and has scooped up awards for its animation, writing and sound. All three seasons are available to watch on Netflix. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Arcadia What We Are Watching Today: ‘BuzzFeed Unsolved’What We Are Watching Today: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

British wingsuit expert dies during jump in KSA

Author: Fri, 2019-08-23 23:42 JEDDAH: A British wingsuit scientist and champion was killed during a jump in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Dr. Angelo Grubisic crashed on a mountainside during an event in the Asir region that was part of Al-Soudah Season. T
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British wingsuit expert dies during jump in KSA

Author: Fri, 2019-08-23 23:42 JEDDAH: A British wingsuit scientist and champion was killed during a jump in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Dr. Angelo Grubisic crashed on a mountainside during an event in the Asir region that was part of Al-Soudah Season. The 38-year-old extreme sports expert was an astronautical engineer who had worked for NASA and the European Space Agency before becoming a lecturer of astronautics at the University of Southampton, where he was involved in work to develop safer and better-performing wingsuits. Saudi Civil Defense rescue teams in the province of Rijal Almaa raised the alarm at 11:47 a.m. on Wednesday, alerting authorities that a wingsuit BASE jumper had crashed in a mountainous area. Rescue teams located Grubisic’s body and carried him about 100 meters across rocky slopes to a helicopter that transported him to Asir Hospital. Event organizer the Extreme Sports Company said that wingsuit BASE jumping is an approved part of Al-Soudah Season. It added that a technical team had supervised the preparations and procedures for the event to ensure proper safety standards were met, and to determine whether the weather conditions were suitable for the jumps to go ahead. The company said that a helicopter flew Grubisic and four other wingsuit base jumpers — from Norway, France, Italy and Australia — to the jump point. Initial reports suggested Grubisic experienced difficulties as soon as he jumped and began his flight to the landing site at the cable car station in Rijal Alma. As he reached speeds of about 100 miles per hour he appeared to misjudge his height. His body was found about 25 kilometers from the take-off position. The British Embassy in Riyadh thanked the authorities in the region for their efforts during the rescue operation and for helping Grubisic’s family travel to the Kingdom and make arrangements to take his body home. Grubisic led a wingsuit-design team at the University of Southampton and was crowned a British wingsuit champion during a competition at Dunkeswell Airfield in Devon in July. His family described him as “phenomenally talented.” They added: “Angelo lost his life doing what he loved the most, wingsuit BASE jumping, and we want to ensure his achievements and ambitions are known to the world, and to celebrate the mark he made on all of our lives. “Angelo captivated the hearts and minds of every single person who was privileged to meet and work with him. ‘The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long’ has never rung more true to the family and friends Angelo had across the world.” The University of Southampton said: “We are extremely saddened and shocked by the death of Angelo and our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time. “Angelo made many pioneering contributions to the University’s research into astronautics and was incredibly popular with his students and colleagues.” Wingsuit jumpers wear a suit that has extra fabric between the legs and under the arms. This allows them to glide great distances after jumping from an aircraft or from a jump point, increasing their time in the air before deploying a parachute. BASE jumping involved parachuting or wingsuit flying from from fixed points or objects. BASE is an acronym for building, antenna, span (such as a bridge) and earth (such as a cliff or mountainside). Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: British wingsuit expert Saudi envoy visits citizen wounded in Istanbul attackKingdom’s envoy in UK decorates military officials, visits Saudi patients in London

Saudis to test their mettle at technical competition in Russia

Author: Fri, 2019-08-23 23:47 KAZAN: A Saudi delegation of skilled workers participating in the 45th edition of WorldSkills, the world championships of vocational skills, in Kazan, Russia. “The competition will see the participation of 1,300 experts f
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Saudis to test their mettle at technical competition in Russia

Author: Fri, 2019-08-23 23:47 KAZAN: A Saudi delegation of skilled workers participating in the 45th edition of WorldSkills, the world championships of vocational skills, in Kazan, Russia. “The competition will see the participation of 1,300 experts from 63 countries in 56 categories. The Saudi delegation will compete in the aircraft maintenance and welding categories after they were trained by specialists,” said Dr. Rashid bin Mohammed Al-Zahrani, head of the Saudi delegation and deputy governor of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC). Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services was chosen to compete in the welding category, while Idris Abduljalil Al-Hajji from the International Aviation Technical College in Riyadh was selected for aircraft maintenance. They were chosen after more than 2,500 young men and women were shortlisted in the Kingdom’s regions of Riyadh, Qassim, Makkah and the Eastern Province. Over 500 contestants from 14 different categories competed through interviews and tests to enter the competition. BACKGROUND The competition will see the participation of 1,300 experts from 63 countries in 56 categories. WorldSkills started in 1950 after the Spanish Workers Union organized the first national vocational competition in Madrid. “Workshops were organized for the contestants representing the Kingdom, in addition to a training session on methods of evaluation and arbitration so they can sit as international judges in the competition,” he said. TVTC aims to empower young men and women aged 23 and below in international competitions in order to shed light on the importance of technical skills and encourage them to innovate. Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri, CEO of Colleges of Excellence, said that the competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards. “This competition aims to promote technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them and discover cooperation opportunities,” he added. WorldSkills started in 1950 after the Spanish Workers Union organized the first national vocational competition in Madrid. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosqueSaudi minister meets foreign ambassadors in Riyadh

ديلي تلغراف: الرياض وأبوظبي ترفضان دفع المعونات لليمن

قالت صحيفة «ديلي تلغراف» البريطانية، اليوم الجمعة، إن السعودية والإمارات ترفضان دفع معونات مالية ضرورية لليمن، الذي مزقه العدوان وتفش
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ديلي تلغراف: الرياض وأبوظبي ترفضان دفع المعونات لليمن

قالت صحيفة «ديلي تلغراف» البريطانية، اليوم الجمعة، إن السعودية والإمارات ترفضان دفع معونات مالية ضرورية لليمن، الذي مزقه العدوان وتفشت فيه الأمراض وا...

شاهد.. قوات اماراتية تشتبك مع قوات سعودية في اليمن والسبب؟

ذكرت مصادر ميدانية أن قوات حزب الاصلاح الموالي للسعودية والرئيس المستقيل عبدربه منصور هادي سيطرت على مدينة عتق عاصمة محافظة شبوة بعد اشتباكا
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شاهد.. قوات اماراتية تشتبك مع قوات سعودية في اليمن والسبب؟

ذكرت مصادر ميدانية أن قوات حزب الاصلاح الموالي للسعودية والرئيس المستقيل عبدربه منصور هادي سيطرت على مدينة عتق عاصمة محافظة شبوة بعد اشتباكات استمرت ...

صورة/التحالف يتلقى ضربة قاصمة.. قائد عسكري بارز ينشق عن العدوان

وصل إلى العاصمة اليمنية صنعاء، يوم امس الخميس، احد من ابرز القيادات العسكرية، بعد انشقاقه عن صفوف العدوان السعودي الإماراتي في محافظة الجوف...
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صورة/التحالف يتلقى ضربة قاصمة.. قائد عسكري بارز ينشق عن العدوان

وصل إلى العاصمة اليمنية صنعاء، يوم امس الخميس، احد من ابرز القيادات العسكرية، بعد انشقاقه عن صفوف العدوان السعودي الإماراتي في محافظة الجوف....

الشعب السعودي في الخارج يعاني الامرين نتيجة سياسة بن سلمان

في ظل امتعاض الشعوب العربية والاسلامية من السياسية التي ينتهجها النظام السعودي في المنطقة، ازدادت خلال الاشهر الماضية حالات الاختطاف والاعت
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الشعب السعودي في الخارج يعاني الامرين نتيجة سياسة بن سلمان

في ظل امتعاض الشعوب العربية والاسلامية من السياسية التي ينتهجها النظام السعودي في المنطقة، ازدادت خلال الاشهر الماضية حالات الاختطاف والاعتداء على ال...

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