Saudi Crown Prince mountain visit pictures go viral, generate headlines

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The pictures show the crown prince and several senior ministers and officials enjoying the views from the 2,549 meter peak. (Courtesy: Bandar Jaloud)
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The pictures show the crown prince and several senior ministers and officials enjoying the views from the 2,549 meter peak. (Courtesy: Bandar Jaloud)
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The images, shared by Royal photographer Bandar Jaloud, were taken last summer at Jabal Al-Lawz. (Courtesy: Bandar Jaloud)
Updated 28 December 2018
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Saudi Crown Prince mountain visit pictures go viral, generate headlines

  • The images, shared by Royal photographer Bandar Jaloud, were taken last summer at Jabal Al-Lawz
  • The crown prince and several senior ministers and officials were enjoying the views from the 2,549 meter peak

JEDDAH: A series of photos showing Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman during a trip to one of Saudi Arabia’s most famous mountains have gone viral.

The images, shared by Royal photographer Bandar Al-Jaloud, were taken last summer at Jabal Al-Lawz (Almond Mountain) near the Kingdom’s border with Jordan.

The pictures show the crown prince and several senior ministers and officials enjoying the views from the 2,549 meter peak. In some of the images, the group are dressed in casual clothing, including shorts and baseball caps as they toured the mountain — a break from traditional government attire.

The ministers appearing next to the crown prince were Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Farhan; Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif; Minister of National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Bandar; Minister of State Turki bin Mohammad bin Fahed; Minister of Trade and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi and Yasir Al-Rumayyan, chief executive of the Saudi Public Investment Fund.


King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

Updated 19 May 2019
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King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

  • Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Islamic Summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement, King Salman has sent an invitation to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and leaders of other Arab countries to two summits to discuss the recent attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the UAE and on Saudi Arabia's oil pipelines and their repercussions on the region. 

“The attack on ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates and the terrorist-backed Iran-backed Houthi militias’ attack on two oil pumping stations in the Kingdom have serious implications for regional and international peace and security and for the supply and stability of world oil markets,” the foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.