US military students briefed on Islamic Military Coalition’s role

Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Moghedi, IMCTC Secretary-General, received at the coalition's office in RIyadh an official delegation from the UAE Armed Forces on Nov. 28. The next day, he received a delegation of US military students. (Twitter photo)
Updated 30 November 2019

US military students briefed on Islamic Military Coalition’s role

RIYADH: Acting Secretary-General of the Islamic Military Coalition for Fighting Terror (IMCFT) Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghaidi met in Riyadh with a US military students delegation affiliated with Virginia Military Institute, West Point and The Citadel.

The students were accompanied by senior officials from the National Council for US-Arab Relations, led by the council’s CEO John D. Anthony.

During the meeting, Al-Moghaidi welcomed the strategic partnership binding the IMCFT with the US and lauded the continuing coordination efforts to combat terror and extremist thought.


Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

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Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

  • Aviation chiefs issue official denial after fake circular says passengers can fly to and from Kingdom from October

RIYADH: A fake circular suggesting Saudi Arabia will resume international flights in October has been condemned as “completely baseless and fabricated” by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
Rumors that international flights will shortly return have been circulating on social media in recent weeks without any official statement from GACA.
On Tuesday, the authority denied announcing the resumption of international flights and said information being circulated was fabricated.
Saudi Arabia suspended international flights from March 15 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since domestic flights restarted on May 31, rumors have been circulating regarding the return of international flights. On Monday, the bogus GACA circular was shared on various social media platforms suggesting flights into and out of Saudi Arabia would resume in October. It sparked a flurry of speculation.
The circular, titled “No flights till October 2020,” said: “An employee of the GACA has stated in a recent interview that all international flights to and from the Kingdom are to remain suspended till the month of October.” Quoting a GACA official, the circular said that the decision was subject to the number of coronavirus cases, which must “come down to three digits.”
GACA official spokesman Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa told Arab News the circular “is completely baseless and fabricated.”
He shared a tweet from the authority’s public relations department describing the circular as incorrect.
The civil aviation authority has previously said there is no specific date for the resumption of international flights, he added.
All international flights remain suspended until further notice.
However, exceptions have been made for humanitarian assistance and emergency cases, medical evacuation flights and repatriation of stranded citizens and expatriates wanting to return home.