Saudi crown prince receives Palestinian president

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Reuters)
Updated 21 December 2017
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Saudi crown prince receives Palestinian president

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
During the meeting, the pair discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian territories, ways to intensify practical efforts to ensure the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, Director of General Intelligence Khalid Al-Humaidan, and a number of senior officials.


Saudi Electricity Company services resume after bad weather

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Saudi Electricity Company services resume after bad weather

RIYADH: The Saudi Electricity Company confirmed Friday that electricity has been restored to all customers who were affected by a power outage in northern Saudi Arabia on Thursday due to adverse weather conditions.
The company said that it worked to restore its electricity services to customers within half an hour after the outage and continued to work through the night until services were restored. It also said that power lines that had been struck by lightening had been tested for safety purposes.
The Saudi Electricity Company added that teams on the ground will remain on call and ready to respond to any emergencies during any changes of weather in the Kingdom in order to maintain a high level of service, and reduce the length of any further power cuts.
The company also apologized for the power outage.
Meanwhile, the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection forecasted thunder, rain, and sand storms in the region of Najran.
Najran’s Directorate General of Civil Defense called on citizens and residents to exercise caution and to avoid valleys, bodies of water, areas close to trees, open spaces, and elevated areas.