Saudi Coast Guard rescue 4 yachtsmen stranded off Asir coast

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea on Saudi Arabia's maritime border with Yemen, near Jizan, in this April 8, 2015 file photo. (Reuters)
Updated 24 October 2017
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Saudi Coast Guard rescue 4 yachtsmen stranded off Asir coast

ABHA: The Border Guard Command’s search and rescue teams in Asir rescued four citizens from drowning after their boat crashed near Al-Qahmah, off the coast of Asir region.

The spokesman of the Border Guard Command in Asir, Capt. Khalid bin Ali Al-Mutairi, said that the Border Guard unit in Al-Qahmah received a report from an emergency center stating that a boat was stranded at sea with four men aboard.

“Search and rescue teams, and marine patrols were immediately sent to the accident location to save the stranded men, who were found in good health,” he added.

Al-Mutairi called on all citizens and residents to exercise caution when navigating away from the shore and to use the emergency number 994 to report any sea-related accidents.


Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

Updated 16 November 2018
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Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

  • A funeral prayer was held for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers
  • Another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer

JEDDAH: Funeral prayers were performed for murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah Friday.
The congregation prayed the absentee funeral prayers for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers, and another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer earlier in the day.
The prayers came a day after Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said it was seeking the death penalty for death five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of Khashoggi.
Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 by a lethal injection after a struggle, and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, Shalaan Al-Shalaan, deputy public prosecutor and spokesman, told reporters in Riyadh on Thursday.
The investigation into Khashoggi’s death will continue and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Thursday that the Kingdom is committed to holding those involved in the murder accountable through the judiciary.