Snow falls in Tabuk at night, vanishes at sunrise

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Snow falls in Tabuk at night, vanishes at sunrise. (SPA)
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Snow falls in Tabuk at night, vanishes at sunrise. (SPA)
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Snow falls in Tabuk at night, vanishes at sunrise. (SPA)
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Snow falls in Tabuk at night, vanishes at sunrise. (SPA)
Updated 08 January 2018

Snow falls in Tabuk at night, vanishes at sunrise

TABUK: Areas around the city of Haql witnessed rainfall accompanied by light snow on Friday evening on Al-Lawz Mountain, while light snow, known as the “white guest,” fell in Tabuk in the evening and disappeared at dawn.
The local population gathers every year to watch this phenomenon. They arrive at the mountain early to welcome the snow and consider this time to be the most beautiful in the year.
Snow usually falls during the night and continues until the early morning hours; then it gradually disappears leaving some areas of Jabal Al-Lawz covered with snow.
Security forces, traffic police, civil defense, and the Red Crescent were present in the area and the roads leading to Jabal Al-Lawz to organize traffic.


Saudi anti-corruption authority probes 218 cases

Updated 13 min 35 sec ago

Saudi anti-corruption authority probes 218 cases

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Control and Anti- Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 218 criminal cases in different sectors.

According to a report posted on its official Twitter account, the cases are related to fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.

One of the cases involves the arrest of a businessman in the Eastern Province and 10 citizens, including a current member of the Shoura Council, a former judge,

a current notary, a former bank employee, a former district police chief, a former customs director for an airport, and several retired officers (who were not arrested due to their health conditions).

The businessman bribed them during their period of services
to the tune of more than SR20 million.

Other cases involve the arrest of a director of a port and several employees, a commander of one of the security sectors with the rank of a major general, four
of his subordinates, and the financial representative of the Ministry of Finance. A former governor has also been held
on graft charges. The anti-graft body seeks to activate measures aimed at preventing, combating, and exposing corruption in all its forms, as well as all related crimes and prosecuting perpetrators.