Saudi Arabian paralympians celebrate golden jubilee of Special Olympics

Saudi Arabia's Hani Al-Nakhli finished in third behind Germany’s gold medalist Daniel Scheil and Algeria’s Kamel Kardjena in 2016. (Reuters)
Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabian paralympians celebrate golden jubilee of Special Olympics

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s paralympians have joined the International Special Olympics in celebrating its Golden Jubilee on Friday by illuminating two landmark sites in the kingdom.
The paralympians have marked their 50th anniversary by lighting in red the Riyadh-based Kingdom and Palm Towers.
Under the slogan: “Illumination for Integration,” the Saudi Paralympics have joined more than 170 tourist and archaeological landmarks lit in red to commemorate the anniversary.
The President of the Saudi Special Olympics’ Committee, Maher bin Saad Al-Jaded, said he was happy and proud that the Kingdom is taking part commemorating the launch of one of the most important humanitarian movements, for people with disabilities, in the world.
“Saudi Arabia’s participation in this day is a continuation for our wise leadership in supporting our children with special needs in all fields, including sports, by sponsoring more than 20 olympic sports events for special needs every year.”


Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

Updated 18 October 2018
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Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

LONDON: Forecasters predicted Thursday that many areas in Saudi Arabia will experience rain and thunderstorms over the next few days.
The Saudi General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection said that windy weather and moderate to heavy thunderstorms are expected to affect the regions of Jazan and Asir on Friday.
Elevated areas in Najran, Al-Baha, Makkah, and Madinah are also due to be affected by thunderstorms and winds.
The Northern Border region, Al-Jawf, Hail and Qassim will experience moderate rainfall that will extend to Riyadh, the Eastern Province, and Hafr Al-Batin.
Coastal areas in the Makkah region are due to experience light rain from Saturday onwards, and the amount of rainfall might increase by Monday.