Weather warnings issued for Saturday across several parts of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection issued weather warnings across some areas of the Kingdom on Saturday. (File photo/SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019

Weather warnings issued for Saturday across several parts of Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s meteorology authority issued weather warnings across some areas of the Kingdom on Saturday, 
The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned of thunderstorms, accompanied by dust and active winds, in the southwestern city of Najran and the western city of Al-Baha and its governorates. 
Citizens and residents were warned that the weather warnings in Najran will be in place from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. local time.
There were also warnings of wind and dust limiting visibility, with the chance of rain and clouds in Tabuk region, including the coastal areas. The authority said the warning would remain until 10 p.m. local time.
The authority also warned of thunderstorms and winds in Jazan and Asir, also in southwestern Saudi Arabia, and predicted dusty and windy weather would limit visibility in the Eastern Province and parts of the Northern Borders Region. 
The Civil Defense Directorates of both provinces called on citizens and residents to take caution and not to approach low lying areas, valleys and floodwaters, take precautionary measures and follow the alerts and instructions from the civil defense, which they said are working around the clock.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.