Saudi pavilion a hit at Kuwait book fair

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Kuwaitis attend the 43rd international book fair in Kuwait City on November 15, 2018. (AFP)
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Kuwaitis attend the 43rd international book fair in Kuwait City on November 15, 2018. (AFP)
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Kuwaitis attend the 43rd international book fair in Kuwait City on November 15, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 15 November 2018
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Saudi pavilion a hit at Kuwait book fair

  • More than 10,000 books are on display in the Saudi pavilion, including more than 1,000 titles that highlight the Kingdom’s renaissance

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the 43rd Kuwait International Book Fair proved to be a big hit with visitors, according to Saudi Cultural Attache in Kuwait Bandar bin Fahd Al-Jowaie.
He said a number of government bodies are participating in the Saudi exhibition at the fair, which is held under the patronage of Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
More than 10,000 books are on display in the Saudi pavilion, including more than 1,000 titles that highlight the Kingdom’s renaissance, its service to the Two Holy Mosques, Muslims and worshippers, and its scientific and cultural advances in light of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.