Prince Khaled writes poem to inspire troops at southern borders

Updated 12 February 2016

Prince Khaled writes poem to inspire troops at southern borders

RIYADH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has written a patriotic poem to inspire Saudi troops at the southern borders.

Titled, “I wish to be with you,” the poem infuses encouragement in the hearts and minds of troops guarding the borders in Najran, Asir and Jazan.
It also expresses in tender and lucid lines the poet’s desire to join the troops in their valor and heroism in defending the Kingdom from the terrorists.
The poem has been placed on a board bearing messages from students in coordination with the Department of Education in Jeddah.
In his poem, Prince Khaled lauds the Saudi troops for their patriotism, selflessness as well as love for their country, even at the expense of their lives.
On Wednesday, three members of the National Guard died in Rabuah in Najran while defending their country and their religion.
The well-known Saudi Islamic scholar Dr. Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan — also a TV host and a poet himself — has expressed appreciation and gratitude for the poem.
“Prince Khaled is not only the king’s adviser and Makkah governor, he’s also an authority on Arab and Islamic literature,” Al-Hassan said.
“Price Khaled’s poems reach the southern borders of the Kingdom and people there read and admire them. They look up to him,” he said.
He added that the poet has won numerous awards from prestigious literary organizers.

Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

Updated 17 September 2019

Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

  • Bahraini King calls Saudi leadership

RIYADH: Condemnations of Saturday’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil installations continued on Monday, as the US pointed out Iran as the likely culprit behind the drone strikes that have dramatically escalated tensions in the region and triggered a record leap in global oil prices.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both received calls from the King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain to condemn the attacks at Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the crown prince, who is also the defense minister, to affirm his country's full support for the Kingdom.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We will work with international partners to forge the widest and most effective response,” with a statement from his ministry saying the “UK remains committed to supporting the security of Saudi Arabia.”

India also slammed the attacks and reiterated the country’s “rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Official Spokesperson of the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the Secretary General condemns Saturday's attacks on two Aramco oil plants.

The German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said, “Such an attack on civilian and vital infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not justified”.

— with SPA