Saudi Arabia thwarts attack on mosque in Qatif, attacker killed

A widely shared, but unconfirmed, social media image showing the location of the incident.
Updated 24 August 2016
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Saudi Arabia thwarts attack on mosque in Qatif, attacker killed

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has killed a man who attempted to attack a mosque in Qatif on Tuesday night, according to local media.
The attacker, who was said to be wearing an explosive vest, was killed near Al-Rasoul Al-A’dham mosque in the village of Um Al-Hamam in Qatif.
Another man was arrested by police in Al-Mustafa area and unconfirmed reports say that both men were not Saudis.
Security services cordoned off the area after the incident, which was around 7pm.  


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.