Fire in Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah neighborhood brought under control

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A fire that broke out in Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah neighbourhood has been brought under control. (Makkah Region Twitter)
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A fire that broke out in Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah neighbourhood has been brought under control. (Makkah Region Twitter)
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Updated 06 August 2020

Fire in Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah neighborhood brought under control

JEDDAH: A fire broke out in Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah neighborhood and has been brought under control, the Civil Defence in Makkah Region said. 

The blaze started in a number of portacabins in an area close to the Haramian train station in Jeddah.

No casualties were reported.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.