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WATCH: Severe sandstorm hits Saudi capital and forces school closures

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The sandstorm which hit Riyadh on Tuesday night has severely decreased visibility on Wednesday morning forcing many schools as well as Al-Imam University to suspend classes. According to the meteorology authority, visibility will remain low until 6 p.m. local time and temperatures will decrease across the kingdom. The Saudi Civil Defense Forces called on citizens to abide by safety precautions, such as staying home, keeping away from places with zinc and iron ceilings and not walking or ...

WATCH: King Salman performs Ardha at Camel Festival closing ceremony

Thursday, 1 February 2018

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud patronized the closing ceremony of King Abdulaziz Camel Festival this year at Saudi Village for Camels, in Southern Sayahid, Riyadh. Upon arrival at the venue, the King was received by Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense, and General Supervisor of the Camel Club, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, Acting Secretary General of King Abdulaziz ...

First women’s basketball tournament in Riyadh kicks off with Stallions vs Riyadh Elite

Sunday, 28 January 2018

The first women’s basketball tournament in Riyadh kicked off on Saturday between the Stallions and Riyadh Elite teams. The first match was held on Saturday at the Leaders Preparation Institute’s stadium. Eight teams, Al-Azem, Al-Tahhadi, Riyadh Eagles, Link, Stallions, Rebels, Riyadh Elite and Titanium, will participate in the tournament which is supported by the Saudi Mass Participation Federation.The tournament will end on March 10. Only women can attend the matches, and they can ...

Saudi Arabia begins trial of twins who brutally murdered their family

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

A criminal court in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh began on Tuesday the trial of twin brothers who killed their mother and fled the scene of the crime with stolen cars.The two brothers killed their father, stabbed their third brother in the Hamra neighborhood of Riyadh in in June 24, 2016. Police were able to arrest the two shortly after their crime.The two defendants were charged with the crimes they have committed on Tuesday morning and reportedly appeared confused and afraid in court. They were ...

What are two Indian girls doing at the camel festival in Riyadh?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Indian sisters, Nilo and Kauri, sculpted a statue out of sand showcasing their artistic interpretation of the King Abdulaziz camel festival in Riyadh. Nilo told Al Arabiya that they flew in from India to take part in the festival upon receiving an invitation from the festival’s management. She added that they had contributed several other artworks and sculptures made out of sand, including a Vision 2030 map of the kingdom and a shepherd with a falcon and a lamb using 14 sand shipments. ...

King Salman hosts Malaysian prime minister in Riyadh

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Razak in the Yamama palace in Riyadh on Tuesday.Both leaders discussed bilateral relations and how to enhance cooperation between both countries. They also discussed the latest developments in the region.The meeting comes in light of Malaysia’s upcoming prime ministerial elections which will take place in August 2018.

Saudi woman set to make mark in first squash World Series in Riyadh

Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Saudi Arabian Professional Squash Association (PSA) is hosting its first Women’s Squash Masters tournament in Riyadh on Sunday.The tournament will include 32 international players, including Nada Abo al-Naja, Saudi’s wildcard player.Nada will be the first and only Saudi national participating in the event, and is set to play against number two seed, French player Camille Serme.The winner will play against Nicol David, eight-time World Champion, in the quarter finals.Ziad Al-Turki ...

Saudi attorney general: 11 princes arrested after crowding near palace

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General has confirmed the arrest of 11 princes who gathered at the royal palace and refused to leave last Thursday. The attorney general, Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, said the princes refused to leave and demanded the cancellation of a royal order for them to pay their outstanding electricity bills. “On Thursday, 11 princes gathered at the Qasr al-Hukm Palace demanding the cancellation of the royal order, which provided for the suspension of electricity and water ...

Arab Coalition: Ballistic missile launched from Yemen intercepted

Friday, 5 January 2018

Saudi Air Defense intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen’s Houthi militia on Friday over Najran city. The official spokesperson of the Arab Coalition, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that at 7:56am Saudi Air Defense shot down a ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabian soil. Al-Maliki added that the missile was launched deliberately from Yemen targeting residential areas. The missile was intercepted by the Patriot defense system above Najran which caused minor damage to a ...

King Salman receives family of slain Saudi Shiite judge

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz offered his condolences on Tuesday to the family of Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah al-Jirani, a judge of the Department of Endowments and Inheritance in the Qatif court who was kidnapped and killed by terrorist factions, according to the Saudi Press Agency. King Salman welcomed Sheikh Jirani’s relatives in his office in the Yamama Palace in Riyadh. The family expressed their gratitude for the King’s condolences and care for the deceased, and ...

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