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Makkah green light for 280 park facilities
Makkah municipality has recently created more than 280 public parks in different neighborhoods, many with children’s playgrounds, at it seeks to attract visitors and improve the city’s green spaces.
Osama Zeitouni, a spokesman for the municipality, told Arab News that the parks have been equipped with cleaning, entertainment and plant irrigation services.
Trees have been trimmed and shaped to provide shade, greenery and a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, and to improve the urban landscape, he added.
The spacious parks include playgrounds, squares and corridors, and are located in a variety of neighborhoods and residential areas.
Heavy rain in recent days has added to greenery, and the municipality has launched a weeding and tree maintenance program in several locations.
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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