Saudi crown prince attends closing ceremony of camel festival 

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (right) with the winners of the Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif. (SPA)
Updated 16 September 2019

Saudi crown prince attends closing ceremony of camel festival 

TAIF: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman patronized the closing ceremony of the 2nd edition of the Crown Prince Camel Festival on Sunday.

The ceremony took place at the camel racing field in Taif, in the presence of princes, dignitaries and guests of the festival from various Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Upon arrival, the crown prince was received by Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority and Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Musaed, president of the Saudi Camel Federation.

Prince Abdul Aziz thanked King Salman and the crown prince for their continuous support for the athletes of the Kingdom.

He added that this year witnessed the participation of 13,377 camels.

Towards the end of the ceremony, the crown prince distributed prizes to the winners of the camel races.


Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

Updated 2 min 41 sec ago

Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

RIYADH: Two contract workers have been killed at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday, the company said.

“SASREF immediately activated response teams to identify the source of the incident and responded to the situation,” the statement said.

“The safety of our people and operations is a top priority.”

The company, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, said additional safety measures would be put in place to prevent incidents in the future.

The 305,000 barrel per day SASREF refinery had until September been a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell, according to Reuters.

Aramco bought it as part of a strategy to expand its downstream operations.