Bright Star 2018 military drills continue in Egypt

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The Bright Star 2018 multinational military drills continued at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Alexandria, Egypt. (SPA)
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The Bright Star 2018 multinational military drills continued at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Alexandria, Egypt. (SPA)
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The Bright Star 2018 multinational military drills continued at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Alexandria, Egypt. (SPA)
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The Bright Star 2018 multinational military drills continued at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Alexandria, Egypt. (SPA)
Updated 14 September 2018

Bright Star 2018 military drills continue in Egypt

JEDDAH: The Bright Star 2018 multinational military drills are continuing at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Alexandria, Egypt.
Saudi airborne units and special forces are carrying out training exercises with friendly forces. Seminars and lectures are also being held.
The Saudi military’s aim is to increase combat readiness, exchange experiences with other armed forces and refine participants’ military skills.
The US-Egyptian Bright Star 2018 military drills include other units from Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France.
The exercise aims to strengthen military and security cooperation among the participating countries.
Exercises included anti-terrorism operations, and fighting techniques on land and sea. Live ammunition was used in some drills.


Visitors gives thumbs up to ‘mesmerizing’ heritage event at Riyadh Season

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Visitors gives thumbs up to ‘mesmerizing’ heritage event at Riyadh Season

JEDDAH: Visitors to Riyadh Season have given a massive thumbs-up to a special event that highlights Saudi culture and heritage.

Nabd Al-Riyadh, or “Riyadh’s pulse,” showcases a different region of the Kingdom every day through folk dances, digital displays, laser shows, musical performances and an exhibition of traditional handicrafts.

“It was a great experience, especially as it took place at Al-Masmak Palace which was a significant starting point of the Kingdom’s unification. I appreciated the merging of history, culture and heritage with such a lively atmosphere,” visitor Mohammed Al-Saif told Arab News.

Maha Al-Ammar said Riyadh Season had added color to the city. “Riyadh has really changed. Look at where we were before and where we are now. Everything is so beautiful,” she said. “Nabd Al-Riyadh is such a well organized cultural event.”

Another visitor, Anfal Al-Jaferi, said: “We didn’t get to witness such events in the past, but now they are everywhere, in many zones.

“I didn’t feel the need to shop because the scenery was so enjoyable, and the themes of the events were mesmerizing. The effort that has gone into Riyadh Season is clear to see.”

Riyadh Season continues until Dec. 15 with a raft of artistic, sporting and cultural events, including theater, music performances and fashion shows.