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Four tons of drugs seized by French navy in the Arabian Sea
The French navy seized nearly half a ton of heroin and 3.5 tons of cannabis resin when it intercepted an unflagged boat in the Arabian Sea, it said Monday.
It seized the drugs with an estimated value of 50 million euros after its frigate Guepratte spotted the dhow on December 27, the Indian Ocean Maritime Command said in a statement.
Part of the illegal drugs shipment was “probably intended for the European market,” said the command based in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The French ship was operating as part of the multinational mission Naval Task Force 150 aimed at strengthening regional security and combating illicit trafficking.
Riyadh Season Cup: PSG defeat Saudi All-Star XI as Ronaldo shines in thriller match
Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), crowned Paris Saint-Germain with the Riyadh Season Cup on Thursday after a thrilling 9-goals match against Sa...
MoJ enabled e-notices for remote appearance at virtual hearings
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a service enabling sending e-notices to litigants for remote appearance at videoconferencing hearings.
King, Crown Prince congratulate Pavel on being elected Czech president
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of congratulations to Petr Pavel on his victory in the presidential elections in the Czech Republic.
Books on Kingdom’s history, geography, heritage a draw in Darah Pavilion at Cairo Fair
The pavilion of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) at the 54th Cairo International Book Fair is one of the most important pavilions.
State's Property Rental and Eviction Law to come into force on Thursday
The State Properties General Authority announced that the State's Property Rental and Eviction Law and its executive regulations will come into force on Thursday, Feb. 2. This w...
Al-Ibrahim, Hristov discuss cooperation in economy and energy
Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Bin Fadhel Al-Ibrahim met here with Minister of Energy of Bulgaria Rossen Hristov.
Now it’s mandatory to sell cooked meat by weight in Makkah
The Makkah Mayoralty has started the phase of mandatory implementation of the ‘Bilmeezan’ initiative, under which restaurants and kitchens in the holy city have to sell cooked m...
Iran’s Isfahan military site targeted in drone attack, Tehran claims
Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said early Sunday, causing some damage at the plant amid heightene...
Jasem Albudaiwi appointed as new GCC Secretary General
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr. Nayef Al Hajraf welcomed the newly appointed GCC Secretary General Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi.
Governance in non-profit sector reaches 80%
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng Ahmed Al-Rajhi said that governance in the non-profit sector has reached 80%.
6.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Islamabad
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit Islamabad, Pakistan, on Sunday, the National Center for Seismology said.
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