Saudi force comes out fighting in joint ‘Bright Star’ drill

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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabian forces have joined the 2018 Bright Star exercise along with military units from the US, Egypt, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. (SPA)
Updated 09 September 2018
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Saudi force comes out fighting in joint ‘Bright Star’ drill

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian forces have joined a US-Egyptian Bright Star exercise along with military units from Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France.
Observers from 16 other countries will monitor the exercise in Egypt, which is designed to strengthen military and security cooperation among the participating countries.
Col. Nasser bin Hatlin Al-Suhaimi, commanding officer of the Saudi force, said Saudi armed forces followed a pre-training curriculum to prepare for the joint exercise.
Al-Suhaimi said preparation for the Bright Star exercise included “integrated scenarios to unify the military concepts.”
Exercises included anti-terrorism operations, and fighting techniques on land and sea. Live ammunition was used in some drills.
Paratroopers and special security forces units have been assigned to carry out a number of major operational duties, including fighting in built-up areas, combating terrorism, piracy and air landings.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.