3 soldiers martyred in Najran clashes

Updated 12 April 2015
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3 soldiers martyred in Najran clashes

More than 500 Houthi militants have been killed in armed confrontations along the Najran and Jazan sectors of the Kingdom’s southern border since the Saudi-led alliance launched the Decisive Storm military operation against them on March 26, a responsible source at the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
The source also pointed out that three soldiers from the Saudi Royal Land Force died and two others were injured after the Houthis fired a mortar shell on a border military position in Najran on Friday evening.
“Our forces quickly responded to the source of the fire, causing heavy casualties to the Houthi militias and increasing their death toll to over 500,” the source said, adding that the injured Saudi soldiers are in stable condition.
Yemen, strategically located near key shipping routes, was plunged into chaos last year when the Houthis seized Sanaa, forcing President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee to Aden and then Riyadh.


World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years. (SPA)
Updated 13 November 2018
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World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

  • The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh

JEDDAH: World Scouting, represented by the Global Support Assessment Committee (GSAT), held a meeting with the members of the secretariat of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association (SASA) at its headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday.
They discussed the final evaluation stages by using the Global Support Assessment Tool (GSAT) adopted by the World Scouting for the assessment of its member countries.
The meeting also reviewed the criteria for global evaluation and all its procedures to ensure quality.
The Saudi association joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000. There are over 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim.
SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years, adapting along the way to keep up with changing times and making use of new technologies.
Recently, SASA took part in the World Scout Jamboree Jota 61 on the Air and Joti 22 on the internet. The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh.