Masked men shoot citizen and his son in Al-Awamiyah

Updated 25 April 2016
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Masked men shoot citizen and his son in Al-Awamiyah

QATIF: A group of masked men have shot man in his 30s along with his son after they persuaded them to follow the men from their house in Qatif to Al-Awamiyah.
Eastern Province spokesman Col Ziad Al-Raqqati said the Qatif Police received a report of the incident at 11 p.m. on Friday from the Qatif Central Hospital about a man who was injured after being shot in the feet by a number of people while he was with his son in Al-Awamiyah. He is still receiving treatment but his condition is stable.
Al-Raqqati said the police are still investigating the incident. One of the relatives of the man who was shot said the victim had received a phone call at his house and was lured to Al-Awamiyah. The relatives quickly reported it to the police after they found out what happened.
according to Ajel.


Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

Saudi Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses. (SPA)
Updated 1 min 46 sec ago
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Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

  • King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6

RIYADH: To mark the National Day, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses, as well as cars distributing gifts among citizens and expats in Riyadh and other cities.
Under the directives of Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, more than 28 million text messages are being sent through the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to promote national values.  The move is taken in cooperation with the General Directorate for Scientific and Intellectual Awareness.
Separately, authorities said recently that “King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6.
Commenting on the event, Al-Asheikh praised King Salman for his special care and attention for the competition. Al-Asheikh said the contest it aimed to encourage Muslims to memorize, recite and interpret the holy book. He noted that the ministry has completed its preparations to receive participants for the competition.