Saudi crown prince sends Eid congratulations to troops, citizens on southern border

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the southern border regions and met with Saudi soldiers as well as residents of the area on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the southern border regions and met with Saudi soldiers as well as residents of the area on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the southern border regions and met with Saudi soldiers as well as residents of the area on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the southern border regions and met with Saudi soldiers as well as residents of the area on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 05 June 2019

Saudi crown prince sends Eid congratulations to troops, citizens on southern border

  • Crown Prince visited southern border regions and met with Saudi soldiers as well as residents
  • He conveyed the congratulations of King Salman

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Assistant Minister of Defense Mohammed Al-Ayesh, Saudi Military Chief of Staff Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, Commander of the Unified Military Command of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States Lt. Gen. Eid Al-Shalawi, commanders of armed forces branches and senior officials of the Ministry of Defense who came to greet the crown prince for Eid Al-Fitr. 

Prince Khalid bin Salman, deputy minister of defense, was also present at the gathering at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah on Tuesday. During the audience, the crown prince conveyed the greetings and congratulations of King Salman, the commander-in-chief of all military forces, on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

Later, the crown prince visited Jazan and met top civilian and military officials stationed there. 

Upon arrival in the region, the crown prince was received by Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Jazan and Prince Gen. Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Arab coalition in Yemen.

The crown prince appreciated the role of the Saudi military personnel in protecting their homeland, the holy sites and the people of the country. 

He was accompanied by Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, minister of national guard, and Prince Khalid bin Salman.


ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

Updated 07 December 2019

ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

The Saudi marketplace Souk Al-Majlis, or the Divan Heritage Souk, is part of the old town of Al-Maznab and lies 7 kilometers from the urban center of the city in Al-Derah district.

Al-Maznab township itself is located  in southeastern Qassim province and covers an area of about 2 square kilometers.

It contains more than 380 houses of various sizes, while the old Divan Heritage Souk and the Masque of Bahla Palace form the starting point for the district and its main center.

The souk is popular with visitors and locals and hosts summer events, auctions and folklore presentations among other similar activities.