Shoura to discuss training programs, Saudi sports

The Shoura Council on Tuesday will discuss the report of the Committee of Islamic and Judicial Affairs from the General Presidency for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
Updated 03 February 2017

Shoura to discuss training programs, Saudi sports

RIYADH: The Shoura Council on Monday will discuss the annual report of the Management and Human Resources Committee.
The council also will discuss a report by the Health Committee on the facilities system and pharmaceuticals draft; a private health institutions system draft; and proposed amendments to the health professions practice system.
A government committee from the Institute of Public Administration is recommending the expansion of training programs at Saudi universities.
In addition, the council is expected to discuss a report of the Committee of Social Affairs, and Family and Youth from the General Authority of Sports.
The committee called in its recommendations to include subsidized figures sections in future reports to the reality and the development of sports in the society, including sport for women.
One of the topics on Monday’s agenda is a report from the Committee on Transport, Communications and Information Technology on the draft agreement between Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Togo on air transport services. The report includes topics on pilgrimage, housing, and services.
The council on Tuesday will discuss the report of the Committee of Islamic and Judicial Affairs from the General Presidency for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
The council, during the session, will also consider the report of the Committee of Culture, Information, and Tourism and Antiquities to add a penalty of defamation upon the perpetrators of offenses of the tourism system, in addition to the monuments and museums and architectural heritage system.


Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

Updated 3 min 21 sec ago

Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

  • The drone was intercepted over Yemeni airspace
  • The coalition destroyed three drones during the earlier 24 hours

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Al-Jawf in the north of Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Coalition forces intercepted the drone while it was still in Yemen’s airspace.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said, the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure,

Earlier on Monday, the coalition announced that they successfully destroyed three Houthi drones and intercepted six ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia over 24 hours.

The missiles, which were launched from Saada, were targeting civilian areas in Al-Jazan, Al-Maliki said.

Earlier in August, 10 drones were fired at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant in Saudi Arabia, near the UAE border – the Houthis claim responsibility for the attack.

There were no injuries and operations were not disrupted.