ThePlace: Aqeeq Pond in Madinah province

The Aqeeq Pond. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
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Updated 21 December 2019

ThePlace: Aqeeq Pond in Madinah province

Aqeeq Pond was once a principal stop on the ancient Darb Zubaidah pilgrimage route.

The large, square-shaped water station is located 45 kilometers northeast of the Daribbah antiquity site on the western slopes of Al-Aqeeq Valley in Madinah province.

The valley is home to numerous houses, castles, palaces and farms, and ancient ponds, canals and buildings can also be found on its eastern side. 

The Darb Zubaidah route was a historic pathway for pilgrims and commercial convoys departing from Kufa in Iraq to Makkah,  Saudi Arabia. 


‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

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‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

DUBAI: The Saudi Arabian embassy in the USA has denied claims the Kingdom was behind the hacking of Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos’ phone, describing the accusation as “absurd.”

And speaking at Davos the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said: “The idea that the Crown Prince would hack Jeff Bezos’ phone is absolutely silly.”

Bezo’s phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Describing the claims as “absurd” the tweet also called for an investigation into the claims “so that we can have all the facts out.”