US-Saudi joint exercise ‘Earnest Leader 2017’ concludes

The joint exercise strengthened military cooperation in the face of global challenges.
Updated 13 August 2017
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US-Saudi joint exercise ‘Earnest Leader 2017’ concludes

RIYADH: US-Saudi ground forces on Thursday concluded their joint exercise “Earnest Leader 2017” in Tabuk, which aimed to develop and strengthen military relations, plans and programs between the two countries.
The joint exercise was held in the presence of Maj. Gen. Dhafer bin Ali Al-Shehri, commander of the Northwest Region, and Deputy Commander of the US Central Command Gen. Terrence McKenrick.
“We are very pleased with what we have seen between the interaction of our personnel and the U.S. personnel, enhancing their relationships,” said Al-Shehri during his closing statements. “We are also very happy to see the spirit of cooperation between all participants and the lessons learned that were gained from this exercise.”
“The successful execution of this exercise is a testament to the Royal Saudi Land forces, the United States Army, planners, Soldiers, as well as the gracious hospitality that has been extended to us,” said McKenrick.
This year’s Earnest Leader exercise focused Saudi and U.S. troops on border security and the logistical challenges faced in today’s irregular warfare environment, according to a US Central Command statement.


Saudi Arabia launches humanitarian project ‘MASAM’

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah
Updated 3 min 54 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia launches humanitarian project ‘MASAM’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) will unveil the details about its new humanitarian project “MASAM” today in Riyadh.
An event to announce the project will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel at the Communications and Information Technology Complex.
A number of princes, ministers, senior officials, diplomats and representatives of national and international organizations will attend the ceremony. Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, will announce the details of the project and highlight its importance and objectives. The project will target several countries especially Yemen.