KSA condemns terror attacks in Egypt, Afghanistan

In this December 9, 2016 file photo, Egyptian emergency services carry a wounded victim at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in Talibiya district of Cairo. On Friday, at least 35 soldiers and policemen were killed in another terror attack in Egypt. (AFP file photo)
Updated 21 October 2017
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KSA condemns terror attacks in Egypt, Afghanistan

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Friday condemned in the strongest terms the deadly terror attacks in Egypt's Giza province and in Afghanistan and assured that it stood in solidarity with them in their fight against terrorism and extremism.
A source from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and to the governments and people of the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency said.
Egyptian security and medical sources on Friday said that at least 35 troops and police officers were killed in clashes with Islamist fighters in the Bahariya oasis in the country’s Western Desert on Friday.
A report by the Agence France Presse said the attack was confirmed by the Interior Ministry and that some of the “terrorist” attackers had died.
In Afghanistan, at least 63 people were confirmed killed in two separate suicide bomb attacks targetting two mosques during Friday prayers.
In the first attack, about 30 people were killed when a bomb hit a Shiite mosque in Kabul that was packed with people during Friday prayers.
The second blast, targetting a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killed 33 people also during Friday prayers.
Among those killed was a warlord who was apparently the target of the attack, an Associated Press report quoted local official Mohammad Iqbal Nizami as saying.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.