Air force launches ‘This is My Father’ exhibition in Taif

The “This is My Father” exhibition in Taif focuses on the role the military plays in defending the homeland. (AN photo)
Updated 11 March 2017

Air force launches ‘This is My Father’ exhibition in Taif

JEDDAH: Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Otaibi inaugurated on Thursday the “This is My Father” exhibition organized by King Fahd Air Base in Taif.
The exhibition, supervised by King Fahd Air Base Commander Maj. Gen. Abdul-Latif Al-Shouraim, focuses on the role the military plays in defending the homeland.
The exhibition runs for one week and is expected to draw large numbers of people from Taif.
It offers information about military aircraft, ammunition and military equipment and weapons. The exhibit should spark pride in the hearts of the sons of the heroes of the Royal Saudi Air Force who are protecting the country and supporting the Yemeni people.
The opening of the exhibition was attended by sons of some martyrs, who were honored by the commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force.
The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to noon for official delegations and schools, and from 4 to 8 p.m. for the members of the King Fahd Air Base and their families.


Saudi FM says it was Russia, not Kingdom that pulled out of OPEC+ deal

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Saudi FM says it was Russia, not Kingdom that pulled out of OPEC+ deal

  • Rejects Moscow's claim that Saudi Arabia pulled out of the OPEC+ deal
  • Says it was Russia that pulled out, leading to a collapse in world oil prices

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of foreign affairs on Saturday rejected Russia's claim that it was the Kingdom's withdrawal from the OPEC+ deal that led to the collapse of oil prices, saying it was Russia that pulled out of the agreement.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the statement attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, blaming Saudi Arabia for the decline in oil prices, was “devoid of truth.” 

"The minister affirmed that what was mentioned is fully devoid of truth and that the withdrawal of the Kingdom from the agreement is not correct," the statement said.

In fact Saudi Arabia and 22 other countries tried to persuade Russia to make further cuts and extend the deal, but Russia did not agree, the statement said.
 

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