ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert

It is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
Updated 08 June 2019
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ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert

Jubbat Hail, in the Hail region of northeast Saudi Arabia, is on an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert. 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015, recent government investment has improved the facilities available to the public there. 

It is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia, due to its rock inscriptions and carvings dating to the Mesolithic period.It is a beautiful desert destination visited by thousands of tourists from around the world every year. This photo was taken by Hir Bart as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.


France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

Updated 19 September 2019

France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

  • The Frrench foreign minister said to wait for the results of the investigation
  • Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks

PARIS: A claim from Yemen’s Houthis they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is “not very credible,” France’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
“Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively speaking,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told C News television.
“There is an international investigation, let’s wait for its results. I don’t have a specific opinion before these results,” he said, adding the investigation into the Saudi oil attacks will be fast.
The Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have pointed the finger at Iran for the Sept. 14 raids, which hit the world’s biggest crude oil processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi output.
Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks.