Weather warnings issued for Saturday across several parts of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection issued weather warnings across some areas of the Kingdom on Saturday. (File photo/SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019
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Weather warnings issued for Saturday across several parts of Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s meteorology authority issued weather warnings across some areas of the Kingdom on Saturday, 
The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned of thunderstorms, accompanied by dust and active winds, in the southwestern city of Najran and the western city of Al-Baha and its governorates. 
Citizens and residents were warned that the weather warnings in Najran will be in place from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. local time.
There were also warnings of wind and dust limiting visibility, with the chance of rain and clouds in Tabuk region, including the coastal areas. The authority said the warning would remain until 10 p.m. local time.
The authority also warned of thunderstorms and winds in Jazan and Asir, also in southwestern Saudi Arabia, and predicted dusty and windy weather would limit visibility in the Eastern Province and parts of the Northern Borders Region. 
The Civil Defense Directorates of both provinces called on citizens and residents to take caution and not to approach low lying areas, valleys and floodwaters, take precautionary measures and follow the alerts and instructions from the civil defense, which they said are working around the clock.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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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