Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom

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Updated 14 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received princes, officials, scholars and a group of citizens at the Al-Khaleej Palace in Alkhobar on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The audience was attended by Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Khalid, Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz, Prince Talal bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz and a number of other princes.

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the 29th Arab League summit on Sunday in the Eastern Province. 

The Center for Government Communication at the Ministry of Culture and Information and the Communication and Media Center at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have launched the official social media accounts of the summit on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (@Arabsummit2018).

The social media accounts will be run around the clock during the summit and its preparatory meetings.

Mahmoud Afifi, spokesman of the secretary-general of the Arab League and Minister Plenipotentiary, said that the convening of the summit in Saudi Arabia would give strong momentum to tackle issues and crises in the region, and contribute to the success of the summit. 

Afifi said that the launch of Iranian-made ballistic missiles by Houthi militias in Saudi cities and the Iranian interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries would receive special attention during the summit.


Saudi Arabia records 54 coronavirus deaths, 3,383 new cases

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Saudi Arabia records 54 coronavirus deaths, 3,383 new cases

  • 4,909 cases have recovered from the COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia reported 54 new coronavirus related deaths on Thursday and registered 3,383 new cases.

The Kingdom’s health ministry said that 4,909 people had recovered from the COVID-19 bringing the total number of recovery cases since the pandemic started to 137,669.

The capital Riyadh registered the highest number of cases with 397, followed by Al-Hafouf with 277, and then Makkah with 271.

The health ministry spokesman said that the public should adhere to precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Ali added that if individuals had to attend gatherings, whether for business or personal reasons, they must follow preventive measures at all times.