King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology attends space research forum in California

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. (SPA)
Updated 22 July 2018
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King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology attends space research forum in California

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology has participated in the COSPAR Scientific Assembly which was held from July 14 to 22.
A number of space scientists and specialists were featured in the event co-organized by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), IPAC and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.
KACST presented the most important contributions of Saudi Arabia in scientific researches on earth, climate and water resources.
The research a scared through the development of geological maps and using the radar technology to monitor changes in desert areas.
By taking part of this global event, KACST sought to explore the latest scientific developments in the field of space, transfer the localization of technologies related to space to Saudi Arabia.
As well as cooperating with the specialized scientific institutions in the field of space in order to fulfill the kingdom’s Vision 2030.


Pilgrims praise Saudi efforts during Hajj

Updated 4 min 24 sec ago
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Pilgrims praise Saudi efforts during Hajj

  • Pilgrims praise the organization of the Hajj ritual areas
  • Millions pass through relatively small areas to perform the rituals

ARAFAT: Pilgrims from around the world have expressed their gratitude for the services provided to them by the Saudi authorities, and praised the quality.
“Despite the small size of the holy sites area and the massive gatherings of pilgrims coming yearly to this place, Saudi Arabia has succeeded in managing the huge crowds,” said Jihad Obaid, an Iraqi pilgrim performing Hajj for the first time. The only thing he does not like is the hot weather, but the water sprinklers installed along the way have been a great help, he added.
“These sprinklers reflect how caring the Saudi government is,” he said. “We all know that man can’t control weather challenges, but the preparations made to protect pilgrims is a sign of the great efforts to help pilgrims carry out their rituals comfortably.”
Mas’ood BuHadji, from Algeria, thanked the security guards for the work they do for pilgrims.
“I would like to extend my thanks and appreciations to the security men who spare no effort in assisting the pilgrims to easily complete their rituals,” he said. “Although I am not Saudi, I feel proud of these Muslim security men, whose job here is not only to secure pilgrims a safe Hajj, but also offer them bottles of cold water.
“Hajj is now easier than ever; the Jamarat Bridge, the services and everything.”