Saudi falconry festival takes off in Hafr Al-Batin

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Updated 21 February 2020

Saudi falconry festival takes off in Hafr Al-Batin

HAFR AL BATIN: The Hafr Al-Batin Falcon Festival kicked off on Thursday under the patronage of the Saudi Falcons Club. 

The organizing committee divided the 10-day festival into two phases. The first starts with the festival launch and features more than 3,000 falcons. 

The second phase from Feb. 27-29 includes exhibitions, folk and entertainment shows, and restaurants and cafes for people of all ages.

Hafr Al-Batin Gov. Prince Mansour bin Mohammed bin Saad said: “We will exert more efforts to turn Hafr Al-Batin into a destination for falcon fans, with an integrated season that covers all the events related to falcons.” 


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”