ThePlace: Tuwaiq escarpment, a beautiful view of the ‘Edge of the World’

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Updated 08 July 2019
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ThePlace: Tuwaiq escarpment, a beautiful view of the ‘Edge of the World’

  • The viewpoint is about 100km northwest of Riyadh, about 1.5 hours’ drive from the capital

The Edge of the World is a popular viewpoint on the Tuwaiq escarpment from where you can look over the plains 200 meters below.  
The Edge of the World offers stunning views of the valley below, with a lush grove of acacia trees teeming with wildlife and vegetation. The spot is well known for being a favorite of visiting picnickers.
The viewpoint is about 100km northwest of Riyadh, about 1.5 hours’ drive from the capital.
This photo was taken by Abdullah Aleidy 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.