Some Saudi provinces close schools on Sunday due to bad weather

Vehicles drive in wet weather in Madinah on Saturday, authorities there have announced school closure due to the weather. (SPA)
Updated 25 February 2018
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Some Saudi provinces close schools on Sunday due to bad weather

JEDDAH: A number of provinces in Saudi Arabia have cancelled school on Sunday due to adverse weather conditions.
Students will get a day off in the Saudi capital Riyadh as well as in Madinah, Wadi Al-Dawasir, and the Eastern Province as educational institutions will remain closed on Feb. 25.
Authorities have said the closures are due to warnings from the meteorological department on weather conditions.


White House adviser Jared Kushner: Saudi Arabia is 'important ally'

Updated 22 October 2018
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White House adviser Jared Kushner: Saudi Arabia is 'important ally'

WASHINGTON: Speaking about Saudi Arabia's investigation into the case of the late Jamal Khashoggi, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said that the Trump administration is still in "fact-finding phase."

"We're getting facts in from multiple places and once those facts come in, the secretary of state will work with our national security team to help us determine what we want to believe, and what we think is credible and what we think is not credible," Kushner said on Monday

"We have our eyes wide open. The president's focused on what's good for America, what are our strategic interests, where do we share interests with other countries let's work towards those," he added.

Kushner stressed that Saudi Arabia was an "important ally" of the US, and a "critical partner," especially in countering Iran's influence in the Middle East.

Kushner also said he had spoken to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the case.