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What you don’t know about the victims of Asir attack

Friday, 20 April 2018

Families of Majarida victims in Asir region, mourned the death of their sons considering their sacrifice as a source of great pride. These officers were killed at the checkpoint of the Arqoub road between al-Majarida and Bareq after they were shot while on duty. Talking to Al Arabiya, Abdallah, the brother of the martyr Sergeant Saleh bin Ali al-Amri expressed “his pride and appreciation of what his brother and his colleagues do, as they lost their lives in their line  of duty.” ...

WATCH: Mummification of most beautiful camel in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 20 April 2018

About three months after her death, footage of the most beautiful camel in Saudi Arabia has emerged on social media platforms showing the process of its mummification. Because of the camel’s attractive features, such as her fur or expressive face, it was decided that she would be mummified. Khuzama the camel won numerous awards in the beauty stage and its price exceeded $8 million dollars, equivalent to thirty million Saudi Riyals. Despite an offering of this extravagant sum to the ...

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

Friday, 20 April 2018

Saudi Arabian air defense forces have intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabia's Jazan city on Friday. On April 16, the Arab Coalition forces said that the Houthi militia in Yemen have launched more than 100 missiles against Saudi Arabia. Saudi air defense forces were able to intercept most of them. Spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces fighting in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki, confirmed a press conference on Monday that the militia have to date fired 119 ballistic missiles ...

Will Arabs intervene militarily in Syria?

Friday, 20 April 2018

No matter what happens in Syria, can Russians and Iranians remain stuck to the idea that Assad should remain in power forever or that ‘it’s either Assad or nothing’, which are the most popular regime slogans sprayed on the walls of Damascus and Syria, or whatever is left of these walls?Is it possible to overlook the facts written in the blood and tears of millions of refugees and displaced people as well as in the hundreds of thousands who were killed, wounded, missing and ...

Mashari Althaydi

Man involved in killing four Saudi security guards identified

Friday, 20 April 2018

One of the three men involved in a shooting at a security checkpoint in the Asir region was identified as Bandar al-Shihri, 34, who worked in the region’s civil defense department and, according to his family, leads an unstable life. Shihri lived with his parents and 11 siblings in the Tanuma governorate which is about an hour away from the checkpoint that he attacked that was on the Arqoub road between Majarada and Bareq. One of Shihri’s cousins who preferred to remain anonymous ...

PHOTOS: One of the earliest cinema projectors in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Saudi Arabia was introduced to cinemas half a century ago through foreign companies and embassies, which came to work in Saudi Arabia at the time. The theaters were available with its antique equipment, which later became an ancient heritage and historical artifact, after a decision to ban it 40 years ago. Al Arabiya met with the owner of one of the earliest cinema projectors in Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim Al-Herz. He said that the movie projector was a basic one used to play movies in Aramco and ...

WATCH: UK envoy lauds bid to combat terror and boost development in Awamiya

Thursday, 19 April 2018

British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Paul Collis, hailed the Saudi authorities’ efforts to combat terrorism and their ability to turn the walled neighborhood of Awamiya from a terrorist haven into a reinvigorated locality, where many investments and projects serve the community. During his visit to Al-Masoura neighborhood in Awamiya on Thursday morning, Coles expressed his happiness at seeing the efforts to rebuild society. “Lot of effort and investments contributed to restoring ...

Vox Cinemas receives license to operate 600 screens across Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Vox Cinemas announced on Thursday that it has received a license to operate 600 film screen for $533 million (SR 2 bln) across several cities in Saudi Arabia. Vox Cinemas’ brand are run by UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim group and is set to open to first public a four-screen multiplex at Riyadh Park Mall in Saudi Arabia’s capital in the coming days, the company said. The Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public ...

Bahrain sentences 24 Shiites to jail, revokes nationality

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A Bahrain court sentenced 24 Shiite citizens to prison and stripped them of their nationality after finding them guilty of forming a “terrorist group”, a Bahraini judicial source said Thursday. Other charges included travelling to Iraq and Iran for “weapons and explosives training” and attempted murder of police officers. The High Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced 10 of the defendants to life in prison, 10 to a decade behind bars and the other four to jail terms ...

Coalition calls for UN offices to be moved out of Houthi-controlled Yemen areas

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The Arab Coalition called on the UN to transfer all UN offices in Yemen from Houthi controlled areas to areas secured by the legitimate government. In a letter sent by the Saudi mission to the UN to the Security Council and the UN secretary general, they stated that the Houthi militias set up their bases for launching ballistic missiles near UN offices, like UNICEF, in Yemen which hinders the coalition and legitimate army from targeting them. The Yemeni government had sent a similar request to ...

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