Jeddah Corniche ready for summer holidays

Updated 07 June 2014
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Jeddah Corniche ready for summer holidays

Jeddah Corniche is ready to receive visitors who like to spend their summer holidays on Jeddah beaches, according to Mohammad Al-Baqmi, official spokesman for Jeddah Municipality.
He told Arab News that the municipality has deployed more than 200 workers to keep the Corniche clean round the clock during the summer holidays. The municipality has also provided the Corniche with 100 extra garbage containers of various sizes, especially in picnic areas.
He said that children’s play areas have trampoline and swings. He warned all visitors, especially young people from tampering with the Corniche property, pointing out that the municipality will employ more than 50 undercover supervisors who will work around the clock to look out for acts of vandalism or tampering with public property.
In a related development, Al-Baqmi said that Jeddah Municipality is continuing with its work on Dhahban Marine Park project, which was launched some months ago. The park is expected to be ready at the end of this year. It is estimated to cost more than SR3 million. He said the project is one of the most important entertainment projects implemented by Jeddah Municipality and aims to provide Jeddah visitors and residents with a large marine park. It will include all facilities and services such as restaurants, water coolers, play areas, sports areas, seating areas and green fields, in addition to fishing areas.
He added that Dhahban Marine Park is located on the open sea in an area of 110,000 sq. meters, and is just 40 km from central Jeddah. The park has a football field of 1,500 sq. meters, and 45,000 meters of green areas. It has 600 trees, 4,500 saplings, 40 Nerjeel palm trees, 220 local palm trees and 250 cacti. The municipality will provide the park with 63 children’s and sports games, canopies with a space of 280 sq. meters; canopies for children’s play areas, concrete canopies in addition to 16 wooden canopies and 391 light poles.


Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

Updated 22 April 2019
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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.