Saudi Arabia's drug prevention agency holds first coordinating meeting for project in Al-Aflaj province

Updated 24 October 2017
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Saudi Arabia's drug prevention agency holds first coordinating meeting for project in Al-Aflaj province

RIYADH: The secretariat of the National Committee of Narcotics Control (NCNC) held the first coordinating meeting to launch the preventive plan for the Nebras project in Al-Aflaj province in coordination with the education directorate and the social development center.

Participating in the conference were Al-Aflaj Gov. Zaid Al-Hussein; the secretary-general of the NCNC, deputy director general of the General Directorate for Drug Control, and chairman of the National Committee for Combating Drugs (Nebras), Abdul Ilah Al-Sharif; and a number of Al-Aflaj directorate heads.

The governor of Al-Aflaj delivered a speech in which he praised Nebras’ efforts and stressed the need for collaboration to combat drugs that have negative effects on individuals and society.

On his part, Al-Sharif talked about the committee’s role and steps to implement Nebras’ preventive plan, calling on everyone to join efforts to raise the level of awareness, and protect society from drugs and psychotropic substances.

The director of education in Al-Aflaj, Mohammed Al-Zayed, delivered a speech in which he talked about the preventive programs implemented by the education directorate to raise awareness among students through school projects and activities about drug dangers.

On his part, the general supervisor of schools in Al-Aflaj, Musfer Al-Kubairi, said that Al-Aflaj schools are fully ready to include training sessions in their programs by providing all that is necessary.

The meeting was concluded by an agreement signed between Al-Aflaj Social Development Committee and the NCNC.

Al-Sharif said that the coordinating meeting will be followed by a forum to activate the project in the province including training sessions; educational and sports programs that aim to reinforce values, religious beliefs and citizenship among children; educating young men and women (in high schools and universities); and finding male and female trainers to implement Nebras’ projects in the province.


Saudi forces intercept Houthi missile targeting Najran

Updated 18 July 2018
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Saudi forces intercept Houthi missile targeting Najran

  • The missile was aimed at civilian populated areas, but the defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the projectile without any casualties
  • The spokesperson said that “this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the militia”

DUBAI: Saudi forces intercept missile fired by Houthi militias in the direction of Najran on Wednesday.

The Arab coalition’s spokesman, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that Saudi aerial defense forces intercepted a missile launched by the Iran-backed militia from Yemen’s Saada.

Al-Maliki said that the missile targeted Najran, and was aimed at civilian populated areas, but the defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the projectile without any casualties.
The spokesperson added that “this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the militia with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and 2231 aimed at safeguarding Saudi Arabia’s security and any regional and international threats.”