ThePlace: Al-Bujairi district in Saudi Arabia’s historic Ad Diriyah

Al-Bujairi district. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
Updated 21 June 2019
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ThePlace: Al-Bujairi district in Saudi Arabia’s historic Ad Diriyah

  • The location is known for its unique architectural style

Al-Bujairi district in Ad Diriyah has a unique architectural style inspired by the surrounding natural environment and vast palm plantations. 

It overlooks the eastern edge of Wadi Hanifah, opposite the historic Al-Turaif neighborhood, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cultural and architectural values of this district have made it eligible to take its place among the top heritage towns in the world. 

This photo was taken by Mohammed Abdu 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.