Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

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Saudi Arabia has arrested 13 people who were planning attacks on the Kingdom, one day after four attackers were killed in a foiled plot. (Reuters)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

  • Four attackers were killed in failed terrorist attack claimed by Daesh on Interior Ministry building in Zulfi
  • The Presidency of State Security released identities of the 4 attackers

RIYADH: Thirteen people were arrested after finding plans to execute criminal acts that were targeting the Kingdom’s security, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.
The statement published by SPA included the names of the 13 men arrested, in addition to their civil ID numbers.
The spokesperson for the Saudi Presidency of State Security said explosive belts were found during a raid on the house of the Zulfi attackers.
Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack claimed by Daesh on an Interior Ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh on Sunday.
The four terrorists that were killed belonged to Daesh.
The Presidency of State Security released the identities of the four attackers: Abdullah Hamoud Al-Hamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Mansour, Samer Abdulaziz Al-Madid and Salman Abdulaziz Al-Madid.

Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, rented by Abdullah Al-Hamoud, one of the four perpetrators, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives and explosive belts.
A total of five explosive belts were found, four of which were worn by the perpetrators, and another inside a car. The belts contain detonating keys and grenades with shrapnel-like screws.

Authorities also seized 64 homemade grenades, 61 pipe fittings, of which nine were being processed as pipe bombs, three mobile phones, three pressure cookers ready for detonation, two Kalashnikov machine guns, six pistols, and other various weapons.
They also found four bags (74,900 kg) containing organic fertilizers, along with sets of laboratory glass containers, a number of plastic containers, a package of liquid chemical containers, sulfur-fiber cartons, a homemade explosive detonator and a set of screws that were equipped with shrapnel.
Authorities also seized a set of ATM cards, two national identity cards, SR 228, a number of publications and CD-ROMs with content related to terrorist organization.
The Presidency of State Security said it is continuing to follow up with terrorist elements that threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom.


Hafez Gallery brings together 5 galleries from around Jeddah for special fair

Syrian artist Osama Esid’s painting explores personal identity. (Supplied)
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Hafez Gallery brings together 5 galleries from around Jeddah for special fair

JEDDAH: The Hafez Gallery has organized the Shara Art Fair at the Saudi Art Council’s headquarters, bringing together five galleries from around Jeddah.
“I’ve been exhibiting with the Hafez Gallery for the past four years, ever since it started,” Osama Esid, from Damascus, told Arab News.
His painting at the art fair, “Zamakan,” is “about refugees sinking as they try to cross vast stretches of water,” he said.
He created the painting “in the dark to show the final resting place of these refugees,” he added. “I’d use brushes, sticks, and sometimes even my fingers.”
Artist Bashair Hawsawi told Arab News that his piece, showing a couple of broom heads attached back to back, “reflects the experiences I went through this year, because I want to clean my thoughts and ideas from negative things.” He added: “When I was young, people would comment on my shyness and weakness, so I started to be aware of this, and that helped me work out who I really wanted to be.”

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• Five galleries from around Jeddah participated in the Shara Art Fair organized by Hafez Gallery.

• Artist Osama Esid, from Damascus, has been exhibiting his works at Hafez Gallery for the past four years.

• Bashair Hawsawi and Khalid Zahid were the other artists who had their works exhibited at the art fair.

Khalid Zahid, known for his Islamic-themed modern art, exhibited balloons shaped like mosques in different colors. “The concept is called ‘Joyful.’ What I wanted to show was how balloons bring joy whether you’re young or old,” he told Arab News.
“As for the shape, I wanted to show how Islam brings joy to people. That’s why they (the balloons) look like mosques.”