King Salman arrives in Makkah for last 10 days of Ramadan

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King Salman arrives in Makkah for last 10 days of Ramadan. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Makkah for last 10 days of Ramadan. (SPA)
Updated 04 June 2018
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King Salman arrives in Makkah for last 10 days of Ramadan

  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman has arrived in the holy city
  • King Salman was received in Makkah by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Al-Saud

MAKKAH: King Salman arrived in Makkah on Monday evening from Jeddah to spend the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan in the holy city.

King Salman was received in Makkah by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Al-Saud, the governor of the Makkah region.

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Sirens to ring out over Riyadh as Saudi’s Civil Defense test warning system

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Sirens to ring out over Riyadh as Saudi’s Civil Defense test warning system

Warning sirens will sound over Riyadh on Thursday as the General Directorate of Civil Defense carries out tests on its public alarm system.

The test, which will also take place in Ad-Dilam, Diriyah and Khafji, are being carried out to ensure the sirens are effective and ready, Directorate of Civil Defense spokesman in Riyadh, Lt. Col. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, said.

The tests come as Saudi Arabia – backed by international world powers – investigates Saturday’s attacks on the Aramco oil facilities.

The Saudi Aramco facilities were hit in drone strikes earlier this week, causing fires to break out.

The Houthis claimed responsibility, but the United States believes the attacks originated in southwestern Iran, a US official told Reuters, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.

In response, Iran issued a denial, warning it would respond to any attacks.