Tunisian Minister of Defense receives the Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia

Tunisian Minister of Defense receives the Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia
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Updated 23 April 2021

Tunisian Minister of Defense receives the Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia

Tunisian Minister of Defense receives the Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia

TUNIS: The Tunisian Minister of Defense Ibrahim Bartagi met today Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al-Saqr, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Tunisia, accompanied with General Mohammed bin Turki Al-Subaie, Saudi Arabia’s military attache in Tunisia.

The Tunisian Minister of Defense expressed his country’s desire to elevate the level of joint cooperation between the two brotherly countries at all military levels related to formation and training, praising the high level of the military schools and academies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He also praised the good relations between Tunisia and the Kingdom, and their continuous progress and improvement.

For his part, Ambassador Al-Saqr praised the keenness of Tunisia to open new channels of cooperation with the Kingdom, assuring the keenness and aim of the Kingdom to strengthen cooperation with all friendly and brotherly countries.


Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile launched toward Najran

Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile launched toward Najran
Updated 25 min 27 sec ago

Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile launched toward Najran

Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile launched toward Najran

RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Saturday that it had destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis toward Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Najran.

The coalition added that it had destroyed a military site in Yemen’s Al-Jouf governorate used by the Houthi militia to launch booby-trapped drones.

The operation targeted a launch pad, drones, support vehicles and operators.

Earlier on Saturday, the coalition intercepted two bomb-laden drones that were launched by the militia. 


Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths
Updated 25 September 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 535,892
  • A total of 8,694 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced six deaths from COVID-19 and 39 new infections on Saturday.

Of the new cases, 12 were recorded in Riyadh, 12 in Makkah, four in the Eastern Province, three in Madinah, two in Jazan, two in Najran, one in Asir, one in Tabuk, and one in Al-Jouf.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 535,892 after 50 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 8,694 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

Over 41.4 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date.


Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom
Updated 25 September 2021

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom

RIYADH: The Saudi air defenses intercept two bomb-laden drones that were launched by the Houthi militants in Yemen towards the kingdom on Saturday, the Arab Coalition said. 

The coalition said Houthis continue to deliberately attack civilians and civilian objects. 


Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs

Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs
Updated 25 September 2021

Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs

Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs

DHAHRAN: In celebration of the 91st Saudi National Day, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture has launched programs and activities to highlight diversity across the Kingdom.

Ithra will engage visitors through a cultural journey that embodies the unity of the Saudi people and their interdependence, from north to south and from east to west, through the Tafaseel exhibition.

The exhibition will express the diversity of fashion as part of Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage across regions, as well as telling stories about the civilizations that inhabited them.

The national day activities aim to present a collection of interactive art, performances, traditional local crafts, cultural activities, workshops, and knowledge-based games for all age groups.

The activities continue until Saturday.

 


Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees

Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees
Updated 25 September 2021

Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees

Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees

MAKKAH: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques announced on Friday that it has so far trained around 600 female employees of its agencies or assisting agencies.

The Women’s Development Affairs Agency, led by Al-Anoud Al-Aboud, deputy president for women’s development affairs, employs 310 of those women.

Around 200 women work for the Agency for Women’s Scientific, Intellectual and Guidance Affairs, led by Noura Al-Thuwaibi.

The rest of the trained women work at the Agency for Women’s Administrative and Service Affairs, under the leadership of Kamelia Al-Daadi, the general presidency said in a statement.