Ad Diriyah to stage major Ramadan cultural event

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A broad range of cultural activities will be held in Al-Bujairi neighborhood throughout the Ramadan period, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (SPA)
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A broad range of cultural activities will be held in Al-Bujairi neighborhood throughout the Ramadan period, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (SPA)
Updated 12 May 2019
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Ad Diriyah to stage major Ramadan cultural event

  • The traditional souq will offer hand-made souvenirs of the event

AD DIRIYAH: A historic Saudi town is to host a major cultural event to mark the holy month of Ramadan.
The Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) announced its launch of “Layali Ad Diriyah” (Ad Diriyah nights) to showcase the birthplace of Saudi Arabia through arts, crafts and heritage displays.
A broad range of cultural activities will be held in Al-Bujairi neighborhood throughout the Ramadan period, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
For drama lovers, old movies and Ramadan series will be played, and Saudi adults will be transported back to their childhoods at a display of hand-made authentic toys. The traditional souq will offer hand-made souvenirs of the event.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.