Dust storms, low temperatures and rainfall expected for several regions across Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection announced on Monday that dust storms and a drop in temperature will affect several regions of Saudi Arabia. (AN photo/Iqbal Hossain)
Updated 14 January 2019
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Dust storms, low temperatures and rainfall expected for several regions across Saudi Arabia

  • Authority warned adverse conditions will lead to low visibility and warned people to take care on the roads
  • The public are urged to be vigilant and observe weather forecasts

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection announced on Monday that dust storms and a drop in temperature will affect several regions of Saudi Arabia from Wednesday to Sunday this week, according to Saudi Press Agency.
Regions including Makkah, Khobar, Najran, Rafha, Al-Jawf and Hail will all be affected throughout the weekend.
The authority warned that adverse conditions will lead to low visibility and warned people to take care on the roads.
Meanwhile, light rain and possible snowfall will be expected in the northern, border regions of Arar, Qaryat, Tabarjil and Tarif.
The public are urged to be vigilant and observe weather forecasts.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.