Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense continues rescue efforts as more heavy rain to come

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Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense teams in the Qassim region began attending to a number of accidents caused by heavy rains that have hit the area during the last 24 hours. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense teams in the Qassim region began attending to a number of accidents caused by heavy rains that have hit the area during the last 24 hours. (SPA)
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Torrential rain on Al-Baha province throughout the Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense teams in the Qassim region began attending to a number of accidents caused by heavy rains that have hit the area during the last 24 hours. (SPA)
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Torrential rain on Al-Baha province throughout the Friday. (SPA)
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Torrential rain on Al-Baha province throughout the Friday. (SPA)
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Torrential rain on Al-Baha province throughout the Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Air Defense Forces, in cooperation with Makkah’s civil defense, launched an airlift operation to rescue two Indian nationals stranded on top of their car, which was flooded in Al-Lith Valley. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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Saudi Air Defense Forces, in cooperation with Makkah’s civil defense, launched an airlift operation to rescue two Indian nationals stranded on top of their car, which was flooded in Al-Lith Valley. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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Saudi Air Defense Forces, in cooperation with Makkah’s civil defense, launched an airlift operation to rescue two Indian nationals stranded on top of their car, which was flooded in Al-Lith Valley. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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Saudi Air Defense Forces, in cooperation with Makkah’s civil defense, launched an airlift operation to rescue two Indian nationals stranded on top of their car, which was flooded in Al-Lith Valley. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense continues rescue efforts as more heavy rain to come

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense teams in Qassim responded on Friday to a number of incidents caused by heavy rains in the region.
More than 40 people were safely rescued from their flooded homes in the city of Buraidah, and moved to temporary accommodation, said Col. Ibrahim Aba Al-Khail, spokesman for the Civil Defense.
Fifteen other households were also evacuated in Unaizah. 
Al-Khail said the rainfall caused electric strikes that halted several vehicles and five people were rescued, all of whom are in good health.
Authorities have requested the public to stay away from dangerous areas and abide by the safety guidelines that have been issued.
He added that the Civil Defense’s safety patrols are continuing to monitor the situation and are coordinating with the relevant authorities depending on the case.
Teams in Makkah also deployed units in designated areas as a precautionary measure for the rainy season. 

“Rescue teams, safety patrols and supporting equipment were deployed in specific areas and locations in advance,” said Nayef Al-Sharif, Civil Defense spokesperson in the holy city.
The plan in Makkah is in coordination with relevant bodies to prepare control and operational rooms for emergency responses as well as to assess water levels.
The Saudi Air Defense Forces have also rescued two Indian nationals stranded on top of their car in a flooded valley in Al-Lith.
The General Directorate of Civil Defense urged people to take precaution and keep away from valleys, flooded waters, and electricity generators. 
Heavy rain has been forecast in the city of Taif and the provinces of Al-Jouf, Al-Baha, Qassim, and Tabuk.


MWL chief receives World's Religions Peace Award

Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa receives World’s Religions Peace Award from John Duke Anthony, founding president of the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR), in Washington on Wednesday. (SPA)
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MWL chief receives World's Religions Peace Award

  • Al-Issa has carried out many missions to combat extremist ideology and promote the values of fairness and moderation

RIYADH: The National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the World’s Religions Peace Award in recognition of his international efforts to promote peace among worshippers.

The NCUSAR founding president, John Duke Anthony, handed the award to the MWL secretary-general at a ceremony in Washington on the sidelines of his visit to the US.

Al-Issa has carried out many missions to combat extremist ideology and promote the values of fairness and moderation within the framework of enlightened Islamic discourse. 

This initiative is part of the cultural communication program and the implementation of the values of tolerance and coexistence in efficient practical programs, especially in religious and ethnic pluralistic countries. 

It focuses on moderation and tolerance, which are the values and principles of Islam, promoting diversity and the preservation of the human right to live in peace, dignity and legitimate freedom.

Since he became MWL secretary-general, Al-Issa has spread true Islamic values and achieved many successes in the Islamic and international world during his many journeys around the world.