One killed, over 100 rescued due to severe weather in Saudi Arabia

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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
Updated 09 February 2019
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One killed, over 100 rescued due to severe weather in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: One person was killed and another has gone missing due to heavy flooding in Fadhlan valley, west of Al-Ula governorate in Saudi Arabia.
Elsewhere, 111 people have been rescued by the Civil Defense in Madinah, western Saudi Arabia, after heavy rains in the area, and 14 families have been relocated.
Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Prince of Madinah Region, told authorities to exert all their efforts to address those affected sites as soon possible.
The Civil Defense teams in the region received several reports after heavy rains in various governorates, where some of the roads were closed.
Civil Defense teams are continuing rescue efforts to search for the missing citizen.


Saudi Crown Prince sends Modi letter of thanks after leaving India

Updated 21 February 2019
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Saudi Crown Prince sends Modi letter of thanks after leaving India

  • In the letter, the crown prince expressed “gratitude and appreciation” for Modi’s hospitality
  • After his visit to India, the crown prince arrived in China on Thursday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a letter of thanks to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his departure from India on Wednesday.

In the letter, the crown prince expressed “gratitude and appreciation” for Modi’s hospitality during his visit with the Saudi delegation.  

“The talks we had confirmed the strength of the strategic relations between our countries, and the importance of improving cooperation in all fields, in a way that would serve the best interests of our states and nations,” the letter said.

After his visit to India, the crown prince arrived in China on Thursday, on the third leg of his Asia tour that started in Pakistan.

Here is the letter in full:

Prime Minister of the Republic of India

Greetings,

I am pleased to express my gratitude and appreciation for your hospitality towards me and my delegation.

The talks we had confirmed the strength of the strategic relations between our countries, and the importance of improving cooperation in all fields, in a way that would serve the best interests of our states and nations.

Wishing health and happiness for your country, and progress and prosperity for your friendly nation, accept my sincerest greetings and appreciation.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister