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Jeddah rain: Schools, Universities to close on Sunday
Schools and universities will be closed in Jeddah on Sunday due to expected weather conditions, officials announced.
Jeddah Education Directorate announced suspension of in-person classes in all schools of Jeddah, Rabigh, and Khulais on Sunday based on the reports of the expected rainy weather.
The Directorate said the decision was made to ensure students’ safety and was based on reports from the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).
The NCM said in a statement that moderate to heavy rain will hit many parts of Makkah including Jeddah and Rabigh.
The NCM forecast also includes the possibility of torrential rain accompanied by active winds and showers of hail, especially in coastal areas of the Makkah region.
Jeddah-based King Abdulaziz University and University of Jeddah have also taken the same measures.
The Civil Defense advised all to exercise caution and steer clear from stagnant rainwater and valleys.
3 men arrested after attempting to kidnap an Iranian-American journalist and activist who is critical of the country's human rights abuses, feds say
"The Iranian regime thinks by trying to kill me, they will silence me, or silence other women. But they only strengthen me," Masih Alinejad said.
Crown Prince attends Formula E 2023 final
Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman attended on Saturday the final of Formula E race 2023, in in the heart of the Saudi historic capital, Diriyah.
Kuwait ‘absolute believer in peace,’ says diplomat
A Kuwaiti diplomat has pledged his country’s support for all regional and international efforts aimed at settling disputes peacefully.
BBC Arabic radio goes off air after 85 years
The Arabic language radio is among 10 different languages that are ending due to inflation and licensing fees, BBC says.
Saudi Arabia arrests 16,301 illegals in one week
Saudi authorities arrested 16,301 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, according to an official report.
Saudi Arabia arrests 16,301 illegals in a week
Around 16,301 violators of residency, labor laws and border security regulations were arrested in various regions of the Kingdom within a week.
Emir of Qatar arrives in Riyadh
Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and his accompanying delegation arrived in Riyadh Saturday.
Sri Lankan foreign minister’s trip to Saudi Arabia yields ‘positive vibes’
Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry has held talks with ministers and senior officials in Saudi Arabia, as the crisis-hit island nation seeks to boost cooperation w...
Quran burned in front of Denmark mosque, Turkish embassy
Turkey summons Danish ambassador after a far-right politician burns the Muslim holy book near a Copenhagen mosque.
Saudi Arabia, France discuss peaceful atomic energy cooperation
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman held a meeting on Saturday with French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno L...
Saudi Arabia warns of further escalation between Palestinians and Israelis
Saudi Arabia has warned on Saturday of the situation between the Palestinians and the Israelis slipping into a further dangerous escalation.
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