Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah to host two rounds of Formula E racing in February

Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah to host two rounds of Formula E racing in February
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Updated 21 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah to host two rounds of Formula E racing in February

Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah to host two rounds of Formula E racing in February
  • The Kingdom’s sports minister, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, expressed his happiness in hosting the Formula E races for the third consecutive year

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Sports has announced that Saudi Arabia will host two rounds of season 7 of Formula E racing, for the third year in a row in Diriyah, on Feb. 26 and 27, 2021.
The seventh season is set to start in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 16, 2021, before the series moves to Mexico City. From there the championship goes directly to Saudi Arabia for another double-header in Diriyah, and then on to Sanya in China before returning to Europe for races in the Italian capital Rome followed by the French capital Paris.
Formula E will next return to the famous streets of Monaco on May 8 and then set off for Seoul in South Korea, before heading to Germany. The championship will be rounded off in New York City, in the US, followed by a UK based double-header in London on July 24 and 25.
The Kingdom’s sports minister, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, expressed his happiness in hosting the Formula E races for the third consecutive year. He said that Saudi Arabia would continue to host major international sporting competitions, with the unlimited support of King Salman and the crown prince. 


Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh
Updated 23 January 2021

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh
  • Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh
  • The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge launching a missile or a drone toward Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against neighboring Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh. Saudi state TV quoted authorities in the kingdom acknowledging the interception.
The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge launching a missile or a drone toward Riyadh.
The Houthis have held Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, since September 2014. Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a war against them in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.
The war has been mired in a stalemate for years. Riyadh has been targeted in sporadic missile attacks in that time, while the Houthis also have launched missile and drone strikes.
Western experts, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. say Iran has supplied arms, including ballistic missiles to the Houthis. Iran denies that, though devices in the weapons link back to Tehran.