Saudi Arabia, Cuba unified and firm against terror and extremism: Al-Jubeir

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Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir. (SPA)
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Houthis have targeted navel traffic on the Red Sea. (Reuters)
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Iranian-backed Houthi militia have fired missiles toward the Makkah. (Reuters)
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Houthi missiles are responsible for the deaths for civilians in Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
Updated 03 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia, Cuba unified and firm against terror and extremism: Al-Jubeir

  • Saudi foreign minister and the Cuban president discussed international developments during their meeting
  • Saudi Arabia and Cuba agreed on a number of issues, including a unified stance against terrorism
London: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has met with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana on Tuesday.
During his visit to the presidential residence, Jubeir extended the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Saudi FM and Cuban president discussed ties between the two countries, as well as recent developments across the globe.
 
Also, in attendance at the meeting were the director general of the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Musaed Al-Anqari and the Saudi Ambassador to Cuba, Faisal bin Musallat Al-Mandil.
Jubeir said they agreed on a number of issues including the “unified and firm stance against extremism and terrorism.”
Iranian-back Houthi militia are among the terrorist groups to have targeted the Kingdom. They have been responsible for missiles toward Makkah and the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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Houthi militia, who are backed by Iran, have fired missiles indiscriminately toward Saudi Arabia, killing and injuring civilians.


Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

Updated 23 March 2019
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Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

  • Princess Jamila’s camel will compete in a race marking the conclusion of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival
  • King Salman will attend the grand finale of the 46-day event

JEDDAH: A camel owned by a woman will compete in an official race in Saudi Arabia for the first time, a senior figure in the sport said on Friday.

Fahd bin Hithleen, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Camel Club and the newly appointed president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), said the race is part of the closing day of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, which began on Feb. 5 and ends on March 23.

“The camel race will end this Saturday with the participation of the first female in camel racing,” Hithleen said on his official Twitter account. “I congratulate Princess Jamila Bint Abdulmajeed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz for breaking into the camel world and wish her all the success.”

The festival finale will take place in the presence of King Salman.

Princess Jamila said that camel racing is no longer exclusively the preserve of men, as the ongoing reforms in the country continue to empower Saudi women and open up new opportunities for them across the Kingdom.

The Kingdom established the ICO, the first global group of its kind for camels, on Thursday with the participation of representatives from 96 countries. Riyadh was chosen as the location for its headquarters and Hithleen was appointed to serve a five-year term as its first president.