Meteorology office warns of thunder storms and dust across Saudi Arabia

The office urged citizens in those areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and water pools. (File: AFP)
Updated 11 March 2019
0

Meteorology office warns of thunder storms and dust across Saudi Arabia

  • The office also issued a warning of rain and thunder storms accompanied by dust storms in Al-Baha region
  • In Jazan, the weather conditions are predicted into the night as well

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection expects rain and thunderstorms to hit several regions across the Kingdom. 

The meteorology office said on Sunday that rain accompanied by dust-lifting storms are expected in Taif and Meysan and nearby areas. 

The office also issued a warning of rain and thunder storms accompanied by dust storms in Al-Baha region. 

In Jazan, the weather conditions are predicted into the night as well.

The office also forecasted thunder storms for Najran.

It urged citizens in those areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and water pools.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
0

Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh