Riyadh to host Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition

The exhibition aims to preserve national heritage and promote it to young Saudis. (Getty Images)
Updated 11 November 2018
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Riyadh to host Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition

  • The exhibition will include a falcon and camel auction, as well as lectures

JEDDAH: The Saudi Falcons Club has announced the first Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition, which will be held in Riyadh on Dec. 4-8.
Organized under the direction of the king and crown prince, the exhibition aims to preserve national heritage and promote it to young Saudis through their participation and presence in traditional events.
More than 250 exhibitors from the Kingdom, the Gulf and the wider world will participate.
The event will feature simulations of hunting trips and wildlife to provide visitors with an authentic experience.
Booths and stalls will introduce wildlife and the hobby of falcon hunting. There will also be booths for hospitals and veterinary centers, hunting and camping equipment, firearms, falcon breeders, tracking devices, craftsmanship and virtual reality.
The exhibition will include a falcon and camel auction, as well as lectures. It aims to preserve the hobby of falcon hunting and breeding, given that Saudi Arabia is on the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) list of falcon-breeding countries.
The Kingdom is home to various types of local falcons, and is a pathway for others that migrate across the country.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

Updated 16 min 44 sec ago
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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.