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.  


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.