Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast offers fascinating fun for vacationers

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast has emerged as a top destination for vacationers. It has marine life-filled waters, fantastic vistas, swimming and diving sites — making it an ideal summer destination. There are several excellent diving and swimming sites along the coastline, with the nort...
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Modern tech at hospitals serving pilgrims

  • MINA: The Ministry of Health has activated modern medical technology in hospitals at the holy sites to facilitate treatment and services for Hajj pilgrims. A telemedicine unit will be activated in these hospitals in cases where a doctor is not available onsite so that a patient’s condition can...
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Saudi authorities thwart attempt to smuggle millions of Captagon pills hidden in boxes of oranges

  • RIYADH: Saudi Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle over 4.5 million Captagon pills that were found hidden inside a shipment of oranges through the port of Jeddah. Authorities on state TV said Wednesday that the boxes full of oranges were examined by x-ray machines and showed that a large amou...
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Saudi customs officials find 1.6kg of cocaine in smugglers’ stomachs

  • JEDDAH: Customs officers in Saudi Arabia foiled attempts by two airline passengers to smuggle more than 1.6 kilograms of cocaine into the Kingdom. The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah said inspectors suspicious of a female passenger arriving i...
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Diverse Eid celebrations return to Saudi Arabia

  • KHAFJI/JEDDAH/MAKKAH: Last year’s Eid was limited to small celebrations at home due to the 24-hour curfew imposed across the Kingdom during the five-day holiday to tackle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, the situation has transformed this year, as people are more reassured an...
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Saudi Arabia wants to see ‘verifiable deeds’ from talks with Iran, says official

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi Foreign Ministry official said on Friday that talks between the Kingdom and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions, but added it was too early to judge the outcome and Riyadh wanted to see “verifiable deeds.” The comments by Ambassador Rayed Krimly, head of policy planning at th...
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Saudi Arabia wants to see ‘verifiable deeds’ from talks with Iran, says official

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi Foreign Ministry official said on Friday that talks between the Kingdom and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions, but added it was too early to judge the outcome and Riyadh wanted to see “verifiable deeds.” The comments by Ambassador Rayed Krimly, head of policy planning at th...
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Latest sterilization technology used to ensure quality and safety of Zamzam water

  • RIYADH: Devices used to filter Zamzam water use the latest scientific advances in the field of sterilization, according to the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques. To ensure the quality of Zamzam water, it passes through state-of-the-art sterilization systems that use u...
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Six years on, the sound of Makkah’s Ramadan cannon is still missed

  • MAKKAH: It has been six years since the cannon that stands atop Mount Abu Al-Madafaa in the north of Makkah has been fired to mark the holy month of Ramadan. But its sound still reverberates in the memories of many Makkans, for whom it was a means to tell the times of fasting, morning prayers, ...
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Saudi authorities seize 1.3 million drug pills smuggled from Turkey

  • DUBAI: Saudi customs at Jeddah Islamic Port foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,323,000 Captagon pills, which were found hidden in a cargo of clothes, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. The drugs were discovered by X-ray stitched into the linings of a consignment of fur clothing, that had ar...
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