Saudi customs catch drug smugglers using grape boxes

  • RIYADH: Saudi customs in Jeddah port thwarted an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of amphetamine pills found hidden in a consignment of grapes imported to the Kingdom. Mohammed Al-Naeem, the authority’s undersecretary for security affairs, said the shipment was received by customs. He detai...
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Saudi Customs seize over 14m Captagon pills in Dammam

  • LONDON/RIYADH: More than 14.4 million Captagon pills found hidden inside a consignment have been seized by Saudi Customs at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. The stimulants were found hidden inside the recesses of wooden panels during an X-ray scan carried out as part of customs procedures, Moha...
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Najd doors: Entrance to central Saudi Arabia's culture and heritage

  • MAKKAH: The old doors of Najd are known for their rich decoration. They are inspired by nature and represent the culture and deep roots of the central Saudi region. They were an essential part of family homes and a focal point for residents and their guests. The decorations created by the peo...
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Najd doors: An entrance to the region’s culture and heritage

  • MAKKAH: The old doors of Najd are known for their rich decoration. They are inspired by nature and represent the culture and deep roots of the central Saudi region. They were an essential part of family homes and a focal point for residents and their guests. The decorations created by the peo...
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Grand Mosque library uses ozone tech to preserve manuscripts

  • MAKKAH: The library of the Makkah’s Grand Mosque is using ozone technology and ozone-based devices to disinfect historical manuscripts and books as part of its measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. The library, which has 15 sections, offers digital, audio and internet servic...
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Saudia uses UV radiation to disinfect cabins from COVID-19

  • RIYADH: Saudia airlines said on Wednesday that it has began using advanced ultraviolet-C (UVC) rays technology to sterilize its aircraft. It is part of the airline’s efforts to ensure safety of passengers and curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. “This addition is a further step in the ...
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Resumption of international flights draws mixed expat reaction

  • RIYADH: The decision to allow international travel to and from the Kingdom has evoked mixed reactions in the expatriate community. The decision by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior to allow expatriates who have exit and entry visas as well as visit visas to travel across borders on Sept. 13...
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Scientists in Saudi Arabia push the boundaries of solar power further

  • DUBAI: New research by a leading Saudi university has shown promising results in renewable energy by using atmospheric water vapor to cool down solar panels. The project, of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), has been able to deliver an almost 20 percent increase ...
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Saudi medical masks, gowns manufacturer amps up daily production for Hajj season

  • RIYADH: As this year’s Hajj season unfolds amid unprecedented circumstances due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Saudi Arabia’s largest manufacturer of medical masks, gowns and comprehensive medical packs has amped up its daily production to meet needs in the holy city...
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Makkah’s Grand Mosque ready to safely receive Hajj pilgrims

  • JEDDAH: Final health and safety preparations have been made to receive Hajj pilgrims in Makkah in line with precautionary measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Mobile clinics, single-use Zamzam water bottles, and controls on movement have been put in pl...
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