Saudi troops in separate joint drills with US and Sudanese forces

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Saudi and US army troops began a joint military drill in the Kingdom on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (SPA)
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Saudi and US army troops began a joint military drill in the Kingdom on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (SPA)
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Saudi and US army troops began a joint military drill in the Kingdom on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (SPA)
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A joint military exercise involving Saudi and Sudanese troops began in northern Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (SPA)
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A joint military exercise involving Saudi and Sudanese troops began in northern Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 10 September 2018
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Saudi troops in separate joint drills with US and Sudanese forces

  • The joint Saudi-US war games is being held in the Kingdom's central region
  • The Saudi-Sudanese military exercise is being held in the Kingdom's northern region

JEDDAH: A joint military drill between Saudi Arabia and the US army, Shield of Prevention-2 has kicked off on Sunday to support security, stability and cooperation in the region.

A statement on the Saudi Press Agency announced that branches of the Saudi Royal Land Forces have joined the military exercise with the friendly US armed forces. 

Maj. Gen. Marei bin Saad Al-Amri has welcomed the participants in military drill, as he praised the participation of US forces in this exercise.

He also thanked participants for their efforts in the planning and preparation stages for the military drill.

Al-Amri said the exercise aims to raise the competencies of the participating forces, allows the exchanging of expertise between the Saudi and American forces, and raises the training  level of the Saudi Armed Forces.    

Maj.Gen. Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Shiblan, general supervisor of the exercise, said that the objectives of the exercise are to reach the highest degree of coordination between the various branches of the Saudi armed forces and respond immediately and effectively against any crises. 

As well as achieving national level cooperation with other government bodies, he added. 

In addition, as part of the Determination 1, field exercises kicked off on Sunday between the Saudi Royal Land Forces and the Sudanese Army in the attendance of Northern Region’s Major General Salah bin Ahmad Al-Zahrani, and several Sudanese military officers. 


‘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.