Now watch Yemen war on Snapchat

Updated 05 December 2015

Now watch Yemen war on Snapchat

RIYADH: Until now the traditional way of the military communicating with the media has been through press conferences. But the military seems to have recognized the importance of social media in this information age and has opened its doors to it.
Majid Al-Sabah, a regular user of Snapchat, surprised his followers by visiting the command and control center in Riyadh. He clicked photos from all corners of the war operations room to transmit details of the ongoing war in Yemen.
On Snapchat, Al-Sabah transmitted details of operations from the command center of the allies to over a million of his followers spread all across the Arab world. He showed sites of officers of the countries of the coalition and photos of flags of the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.
He was given access to the operations planning department of the allies to transmit details of work being done to his followers through an interview with officers on the spot.
He also informed his followers on Snapchat about the bombing from a Scud missile platform at the time he was visiting the command and control headquarters of the alliance in Riyadh.
Al-Sabah's coverage of the Saudi-led operations in Yemen is being seen as the first such coverage in a military headquarters for reporting to a wide follower base on Snapchat.
Twitterati have lauded the coverage of Al-Sabah on Snapchat and described his coverage as bold and a highly courageous act which also reflected professionalism.


King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

Updated 17 October 2019

King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

RIYADH: King Salman appointed Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as deputy governor for the Kingdom’s central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Al-Sayari was previously SAMA's deputy governor for investment.

He thanked King Salman for the appointment and the confidence placed in him.