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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues order to appoint scores of judges to Ministry of Justice

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DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree appointing 161 judges to the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported. The decree also included the promotion of 79 other judges at various levels of the judiciary.

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Riyadh Eid festivities draw more than 1.5 million visitors

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JEDDAH: Riyadh municipality Eid Al-Fitr activities attracted more than 1.5 million visitors, residents and citizens over the three-day holiday. The diversity of events the municipality provided this year offered plenty of choice to the capital’s residents and visitors. The municipality hosted 200 functions in 30 different locations across the city. It distributed thousands of presents, […]

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Events celebrating Saudi Souq Okaz festival kick off on Wednesday

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JEDDAH: Events accompanying Souq Okaz that promote the market and invite people to visit its cultural and heritage activities will kick off on Wednesday, under the patronage of King Salman. The Souq is organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and will run June 27 to July 13. Makkah will host the […]

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Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, Saudi military chief of staff

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The military Chief of Staff of Saudi Arabia, Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, relayed Eid Al-Fitr greetings from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to members of the armed forces in the southern region. Al-Ruwaili visited Prince Sultan Medical Military City in Riyadh to check on the wounded soldiers and relay the king’s Eid greetings […]

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Security officer, suspect killed in drugs bust gun fight

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DUBAI: A security officer was killed in a gun fight on Tuesday that broke out during a drugs and alcohol raid in Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported. Security forces were searching a property in the Asir area during the night when a group of men opened fire. A gun fight broke out during […]

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Hodeidah offensive: Coalition forces seize weapons supplied by Iran to Houthis

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JEDDAH: Saudi-led coalition officials on Tuesday displayed weapons and explosives supplied by Iran to Houthi militias in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The arsenal included drones, a sniper rifle, roadside bombs disguised as rocks and even a “drone boat” which had been filled with explosives that failed to detonate. Equipment used to produce and […]

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Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

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A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was in New York on Tuesday to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian action and raise the capacities of affected and needy peoples. The delegation participated with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of […]

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Saudi Food and Drug Authority stops 75 establishments over violations

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RIYADH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has inspected 2698 food establishments during a campaigns that lasted three months to ensure all establishments are committed to highest standard of health and hygene. The authority’s executive said they had carried 3574 campaigns to inspect 2698 food establishments, according to the Saudi Press Agency. During the last […]

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile over Khamis Mushayt

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JEDDAH: The Saudi Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias from Saada province, Yemen, toward Saudi territories, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday. The official spokesman for the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, stated that at 5:43 p.m., the air force intercepted a missile […]

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Iraqi police surrounds the office of Hezbollah in Baghdad after clashes wound 3: AFP

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BAGHDAD: Iraqi police surrounded the Baghdad headquarters of the pro-Iran Hezbollah Brigades militia Wednesday, after an armed clash with law enforcement left three people wounded, an interior ministry source said. The Hezbollah Brigades, part of the Hashed Al-Shaabi paramilitary units that fought the Daesh group in Iraq, is also fighting on the side of Bashar […]

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