Saudi Arabia checks war preparedness

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Saudi navy personnel participate in Exercise Gulf Shield 1. (SPA)
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Saudi navy personnel participate in Exercise Gulf Shield 1. (SPA)
Updated 05 October 2016

Saudi Arabia checks war preparedness

Saudi Arabia checks war preparedness

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is conducting live-fire drills during war games under way in the Gulf as tensions simmer with Iran.
"Exercise Gulf Shield 1 has begun with naval ships, aircraft, marines and “special units,” the Saudi Press Agency said.
The maneuvers are also taking place in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.
Navy Commodore Majid Al-Qahtani said the exercises include “shooting of live ammunition” as part of the effort to improve combat readiness and protect the kingdom’s waters “against any possible aggression.”
Saudi Arabia and Iran — which lie on opposite sides of the Gulf — have no diplomatic relations and are at odds over regional issues including the wars in Syria and Yemen.
The Royal Saudi Navy says the latest exercise is part of a series.


Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths
Updated 15 January 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 356,382
  • A total of 6,313 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 3 deaths from COVID-19 and 173 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 66 were recorded in Riyadh, 43 in Makkah, 32 in the Eastern Province, 9 in Madinah, 4 in Asir, 2 in Najran and 1 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 356,382 after 181 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 6,313 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.