Saudi Border Guard: Three Iranian boats seen entering territorial waters forced to retreat

Warning shots were fired after three Iranian boats were spotted in Saudi waters on Thursday and refused to stop as asked by maritime border guard patrols. (File/SPA)
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Updated 27 June 2020

Saudi Border Guard: Three Iranian boats seen entering territorial waters forced to retreat

RIYADH: Warning shots were fired after three Iranian boats were spotted in Saudi waters on Thursday and refused to stop as asked by maritime border guard patrols.
The boats were seen as soon as they entered the waters and were given repeated warnings to stop.
The shots were fired when the boats refused to stop and this resulted in them being forced to turn back.
The spokesman for the Saudi Border Guard said that any violations would not be tolerated in the Kingdom’s waters.


Saudi Arabia records 3,392 new COVID-19 cases

Updated 25 min 46 sec ago

Saudi Arabia records 3,392 new COVID-19 cases

  • The kingdom now has 217,108 coronavirus infections and 2,017 virus-related deaths
  • The total number of recoveries has reached 154,839

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has recorded an additional 49 deaths and 3,392 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Tuesday. 
The new figures bring the official total in the Kingdom to 217,108 infections and 2,017 deaths. 
The health ministry said 5,205 have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 154,839. 
The highest of the new cases were recorded in Riyadh, with 308 infections. Qatif came in second, with 246 cases reported.