Watch: Egyptian fighter jets escort Saudi Arabia’s crown prince’s plane as it arrives in Egypt

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince's plane being escorted by Egyptian fighter jets. (Screengrab)
Updated 05 March 2018
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Watch: Egyptian fighter jets escort Saudi Arabia’s crown prince’s plane as it arrives in Egypt

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plane was escorted by Egyptian fighter jets when it entered the country ‘s airspace on Sunday.
Footage shows the fighter jets flanking the crown prince’s aircraft as it entered the country’s airspace, which is considered a sign of respect and welcoming.

Egypt is the first leg of the crown prince’s maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne.
Within hours of arriving, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding to activate a 60-billion Saudi riyal ($16 billion) investment fund.
They also signed agreements to continue cooperation in resolving political crises in the Middle East and a commitment to environmental protection.


Saudi Arabian female accident inspectors gear up ahead of lifting of driving ban

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Saudi Arabian female accident inspectors gear up ahead of lifting of driving ban

  • Private insurance company Najm, in partnership with the General Department of Traffic, has hired 40 women and provided them with training to respond to road accidents involving female drivers.
  • Inspector Mada Hassan Hamza was was enthusiastic about her new role and said she hoped to make a valuable contribution.

JEDDAH: A batch of 40 Saudi women will begin their careers as car accident inspectors on Sunday in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam as the ban on women driving is lifted.
Private insurance company Najm, in partnership with the General Department of Traffic, has hired 40 women and provided them with training to respond to road accidents involving female drivers.
Inspector Amira Abdul Aziz Al-Enezi from Riyadh told Arab News: “As Saudi women, we can play a vital role in managing and responding to accidents, supporting women drivers, and contributing to raising awareness about traffic safety.”
Inspector Mada Hassan Hamza from Dammam was enthusiastic about her new role. She said she hoped to make a valuable contribution. “We are qualified enough to perform our jobs perfectly.”
“We invite all Saudi women to join Najm because it provides a unique opportunity to manage and address traffic accidents and conduct field trials,” she said.
Suha Abdullah Al-Abdulwahid, another Najm inspector, said: “I am proud to be the member of the first batch of female Najm inspectors.”
She hopes the number of women inspectors will increase gradually.