Yemen border being fenced

Updated 12 April 2013

Yemen border being fenced

Saudi Arabia is tightening security along its southern border with Yemen by building a 1,800 km fence, spanning from the Red Sea coast to the border with Oman.
Standing three meters high, the fence will consist of a network of sandbags and pipelines, fitted with electronic detection systems.
The Kingdom began constructing the fence in 2003, but stopped in 2004 after protests from the Yemeni government. Yemen cited a 2000 border treaty between the two countries that clearly delineated the dividing line.
The first section of the fence has already been built along the coast, halting the flow of illegal immigrants, but the border remains a dangerous zone.
Tightening security along the border with its southern neighbor has become more urgent for the Kingdom after the Yemeni revolution in 2012 and the subsequent turmoil afflicting the country. Yemen has extremists within its borders.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.