Bahraini sleuths hunt for RDX source

Updated 10 May 2015

Bahraini sleuths hunt for RDX source

Saudi and Bahraini security agencies have launched a thorough probe following the recovery of highly explosive material from a car at the King Fahd Causeway on Friday. The seizure and arrests of an unspecified number of suspects indicate a diabolic plan by terrorists to strike at facilities in the Kingdom.
The material seized by the Saudi customs department included the deadly RDX, which is generally used by terrorists across the world to cause heavy casualties and widespread destruction of property, and specials fuses to detonate bombs.
Public Security chief of Bahrain, Lt. General Tareq Al-Hassan, on Saturday said the Bahraini security forces are striving to dig up details about the source of the explosives and the kingpins behind it.
“The security forces of both the countries are working in tandem to hunt for the parties involved in this act of terror and to gauge its dimension,” he said in a press statement.
Al-Hassan said that the two countries have reached a high level of cooperation and achieved success in a number of complicated security operations,
The Bahraini security official said the region is exposed to several security related events “that make us conscious of the truth of the hazards surrounding us, which threatens our security and stability; which call for collective and joint stance with increased cooperation and coordination between security departments in the countries in the region and the friendly countries in order to counter the threats.”


Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.