Saudi Arabia’s Hail Season inaugurate by region’s governor

Hail Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saad Al-Saud inaugurated Hail Season 2019 at Al-Qishla Heritage Palace on Friday. (SPA)
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Updated 28 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Hail Season inaugurate by region’s governor

HAIL: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saad Al-Saud, governor of Hail, inaugurated Hail Season 2019 at Al-Qishla Heritage Palace on Friday.

In his speech for the occasion, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the board of directors of the General Sports Authority (GSA), said: “During Hail Season, we look forward to cultural, sports, entertainment and tourism activities that exhibit to the world an inspiring artistic picture, stressing that our country is proud of its successes and various activities, and praising our national potentials and cadres that success has become its banner, and creativity its motto.”

He added: “Hail represents the nobility of the past and the outlook to the future. Through its Season, we look forward to create a modern face for the land of originality, heritage and history. So I would like to welcome you to Hail Season 2019, the cradle of generosity, and the source of originality, history and heritage.”

The event was also attended by Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Hail, Prince Khalid bin Badr bin Abdul Mohsin, president of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts, and Princess Nouf bint Khalid bin Abdullah, director general of external information at GSA.


Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

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Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

RIYADH: Saudi air defense forces shot down ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthi "terrorists"  towards civilian areas in the Kingdom, the Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Friday.

The missiles were intercepted at 12:30 a.m. after they were launched toward cities in Saudi Arabia, Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). 

"The missiles were launched in a systematic, deliberate manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant defiance of the International Humanitarian Law," the statement said.

It did not mentioned which cities were targeted. 

Yemen's capital, Sanaa "has become a Houthi militia assembly, installation and launching hub for ballistic missiles that target the Kingdom. The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has exercised extreme prudence and self-restraint in dealing with the violations of the Houthi militia through launching ballistic missiles, UAVs and Remote Controlled exploding boats.

"The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to apply and implement all decisive and rigorous measures, in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law, to protect Coalition States’ nationals and expatriates from such barbaric attacks,” the statement said.