Google Doodle celebrates Saudi National Day

Google Doodle celebrated the Saudi National Day. (Google)
Updated 23 September 2019

Google Doodle celebrates Saudi National Day

  • The doodle is only visible to users in Saudi Arabia
  • The important occasion is usually celebrated across the Middle East

DUBAI: Google joined the celebration of the 89th Saudi National Day on Monday, with an animated doodle of the Kingdom’s distinctive green flag.

Only visible to Google users in Saudi Arabia, the doodle commemorates the announcement of the Kingdom’s unification on Sept. 23 1932 by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, as well as the renaming of the country from the Kingdom of Nejd Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The important occasion is usually celebrated across the Middle East, where several traditional festivals and other cultural events are hosted.

Other Google Doodles comemmorating Saudi National Day:

The doodle in 2018 featured the Kingdom's first-ever stamp which dates back 1934, only two years after its founding.

In 2017, the doodle showcased the different cultural attires of Saudi Arabia, including the white thobe and the black abaya.


Trump Twitter photo attack backfires as Pelosi owns it

Updated 17 October 2019

Trump Twitter photo attack backfires as Pelosi owns it

  • Trump's Pelosi tweet has being used as a celebration of the Speaker
  • Celebrities who have rebuked the president for the tweet have included Mia Farrow

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following an acrimonious White House meeting appears to have backfired spectacularly.
Trump tweeted a picture of the encounter Wednesday showing a standing Pelosi pointing at the president while he and everyone else in the room was seated, with the caption “Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!“

However, far from being upset at the picture, Pelosi posted it as her Twitter banner, and her supporters said it showed her literally standing up to Trump.
“Can a woman beat Donald Trump? Yes. Speaker Pelosi does it every day,” Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said as she retweeted the picture.
“Thanks for the new cover photo @realDonaldTrump!,” tweeted Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill.

Others pointed out that several members of Trump’s cabinet looked as if they would rather be somewhere else.
“The men on your right reflect the embarrassment we all feel,” tweeted actress Mia Farrow.
Pelosi has previously gone viral with her apparent trolling of Trump, with her slow clapping of his last State of the Union speech becoming an instant meme.
After leaving the White House meeting, told the press she prayed for the president and his family “all the time.”
“Now we have to pray for his health, because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the president,” she said.
Hours later, Trump pressed suggested Pelosi had mental problems of her own.
“Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! There is either something wrong with her ‘upstairs,’ or she just plain doesn’t like our great Country. She had a total meltdown in the White House today. It was very sad to watch. Pray for her, she is a very sick person!,” Trump tweeted.
One of the Democrats who attended the meeting, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, said Trump launched into a “nasty diatribe” against them, while Pelosi said the president experienced a “meltdown.”
Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham rejected the Democratic version of events, saying the president had been “measured and decisive,” and that Pelosi walking out was “baffling but not surprising.”
The meeting was the first face-to-face encounter between Trump and Pelosi since her explosive September 24 statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry.