Saudi embassy in US warns citizens of hurricane Florence

The storm had winds of around 168 kmph and was moving west-northwest at about 14 kmph. (Shutterstock)
Updated 10 September 2018

Saudi embassy in US warns citizens of hurricane Florence

DUBAI: The Saudi embassy in the US warned its citizens on Monday of hurricane Florence that is headed towards North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The embassy published a statement in Arabic on the official twitter account, cautioning Saudi nationals in areas where the hurricane is expected to hit, to be “alert” and to “be careful.”

Florence was about 1005 km southeast of Bermuda on the early hours of Monday. The storm had winds of around 168 kmph and was moving west-northwest at about 14 kmph, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The center of the hurricane is expected to approach the southeastern coast of the US on Thursday as a Category 3 storm or higher, according to the hurricane center.


Operation to separate Libyan Siamese twins begins in Saudi Arabia

A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate Siamese twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
Updated 14 November 2019

Operation to separate Libyan Siamese twins begins in Saudi Arabia

  • The success rate of the operation is estimated at 70 percent

RIYDAH: An operation headed by a Saudi medical team to separate Libyan Siamese twins began on Thursday at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh.

A 35-member medical and surgical team – led by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah – began the operation to separate Siamese twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning.

The success rate of the operation, which takes up to 15 hours and is performed through 11 stages, is estimated at 70 percent.