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Civil defense teams rescue residents and animals trapped in Riyadh floods

Rain showers with hail led to flooding in some valleys, roads and neighborhoods Civil Defense officials cautions the public to remain careful and to follow safety guidelines at all times RIYADH: Inclement weather affecting parts of Saudi Arabia have caused flooding in some areas, prompting rescue operations by the Directorate for Civil Defense, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on ... Read More »

Riyadh, Dhaka to sign 6 pacts


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh will sign six major agreements in an effort to increase mutual cooperation and strengthen strategic partnership in regional and international affairs.  These accords are likely to be signed by the two sides following talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed in Jeddah today. According to ... Read More »

Schools off in rain-hit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


RIYADH: Heavy rain lashed several parts of the capital on Tuesday evening, resulting in traffic jams and motorists and pedestrians getting trapped in flooded streets, even as the Met department issued a warning about more rain in the city over the next two days.  According to the Education Department, all schools in Riyadh region will remain closed on Wednesday.  Madinah, ... Read More »

Riyadh governor takes part in Bangladesh I-Day event


RIYADH: The 45th Independence Day and National Day celebrations of Bangladesh got a royal touch with Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar attending the event here on Sunday.  Prince Faisal was received by Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi and his colleagues. After meeting the guests, the governor cut a cake to mark the occasion.  Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff Gen. Abu ... Read More »

Houthis held talks in Riyadh


JEDDAH: A delegation from Yemen’s Houthis was in Riyadh for talks with officials earlier in March. Confirming this, Abdullah Al-Moalami, Saudi ambassador to the United Nations, told Al Jazeera English channel that the talks resulted in a reduction of tensions on the Saudi-Yemeni border, as well as a soldier-prisoner exchange. “We will continue to extend our hands and open our ... Read More »

Indonesia to play mediator between Riyadh and Tehran


JAKARTA: Indonesia wants to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the hope of preserving peace in the Middle East, an Indonesian official said on Tuesday, warning that the impact of war between the neighbors would have a global impact. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will travel to the Middle East this week to meet heads of state of both ... Read More »

Two Saudi policemen shot dead in Riyadh

JEDDAH: Two Saudi policemen were shot dead from an unidentified car in an eastern district of Riyadh early on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported citing a police spokesman. Policemen Thamer Amran Al-Mutairi and Abdulmohsen Khalaf Al-Mutairi were patrolling in their vehicle at 1:30 a.m. when they were shot.  The authorities are carrying out an investigation into the shooting, the ... Read More »

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