Saudi security officer dead in 4th Qatif terror attack in 10 days

Sergeant Mohammed Hussein Hazazi was killed Thursday in a terror attack during a patrol in Al-Rams coast in Qatif. (SPA)
Updated 15 July 2017

Saudi security officer dead in 4th Qatif terror attack in 10 days

TAIF: A security officer from the border guards died Thursday evening and his colleague was injured after they were shot by unknown assailants while performing their security duties.
The incident took place a week after two security officers from the special emergency forces in Al-Musawara district in Qatif province died and six others were injured in consecutive terrorist attacks.
The security spokesman of the Interior Ministry, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, said at 10 p.m. on Thursday, a border guard patrol was attacked while carrying out its duties near Al-Ramis coast in Qatif neighborhood, which led to the death of Sgt. Mohammed Hussein Hazazi, and the injury of Sgt. Khalid Moabbar Hakami, who was taken to a hospital. Security authorities are continuing their investigations.
Al-Musawara is a district in Awamiyah which the Saudi government has slated for development. It contains many abandoned houses which terrorists use for their hideouts. As part of the project, many dilapidated and abandoned houses had to be demolished. The narrow alleyways that led into the area posed immense risks to residents, and abandoned and destroyed houses became obstacles to providing better civic services for the area’s residents.
Last month, a security officer was martyred and another injured when workers of a contracting company came under fire while working on a housing project in the area.
Recently, the Interior Ministry announced the execution of four Saudi nationals convicted of terrorism in Qatif.


Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

Updated 05 July 2020

Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

  • Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture

PARIS: Princess Haifa bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to UNESCO, said that changes can only be faced with global efforts to achieve the common goals of promoting peace, building cultural bridges between nations, and empowering societies to guarantee a better future.

Saudi Arabia recently participated in the 209th session of the UNESCO Executive Council at the agency’s Paris headquarters. The Kingdom was represented at the session by Princess Haifa and a team of 26 Saudi experts from different sectors that have activities related to the scope of UNESCO’s work, such as education, culture, energy, environment, and training.

Princess Haifa said: “Despite our different cultures and languages, we share our belief that education is a right for everyone, that preserving heritage means securing the future, and that innovation and science are the bridge that will pull us out of this pandemic the world today is living.”

She said that the Kingdom supported African countries and was ready to share its experiences in various UNESCO fields, in addition to supporting action plans related to developing islands as one of its priorities in exchanging experiences, especially since the Kingdom is one of the most advanced countries in the world in the field of water desalination.

Reference was made to the Kingdom’s support for international growth and stability through the G20 presidency, specifically with regard to ensuring the continuity of education in crises, the continuation of efforts to achieve climate adaptation worldwide, and solidarity with the members of the G20 in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a member state of the UNESCO Executive Council, Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture. These will be evaluated and decided upon, and the executive decisions assigned to them will be voted on, in cooperation with the council’s member states.

The Kingdom’s participation in the meetings of the UNESCO Executive Council also comes as part of its permanent presence in the international cultural and educational organization since its foundation in 1946.