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.


Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

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Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

  • Session attended by permanent delegates of UNESCO member states
  • Hosted by Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh

PARIS: The permanent Saudi delegation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a reception to mark the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The session was held in the presence of the Saudi education minister and deputy chairman of the National Committee for UNESCO, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.
The session was attended by the permanent delegates of UNESCO member states and senior officials from the organization.
“Today, we see the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives coincide with UNESCO’s mission through the Kingdom’s keenness to support educational, cultural and scientific projects around the world because of its regional and international status, and its roles in strengthening relations between Arab and Islamic countries and the global agenda for sustainable development in the organization’s educational, cultural and scientific fields, Al-Asheikh said in his speech.
He affirmed the Kingdom’s continued cooperation with UNESCO member states in the fields of education, culture and science, and its continued support for the organization’s programs.
He said the Kingdom is one of the founding members of UNESCO, and the sixth country to sign the organization’s charter, on Nov. 4, 1946, upon the directives of the late King Abdul Aziz.