#KSA: Two Civil Defence servicemen are under investigation for failing to help an elderly man who was stuck in his car which was almost submerged by rainwater in Jeddah
Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef Al Saud gave directives to inquire into the incident and take the required measures against the servicemen,
A Filipino expatriate who noticed the passivity of the two servicemen swam to the elderly man and helped him wear a life jacket before carrying him out of the stagnating rainwater. A video recording showed Filipino, Daoud Balindun rushing to the rescue of the Saudi elderly man went viral online.
#Jeddah: Heavy rain arrived in Jeddah today, flooding streets and closing schools and universities in the Saudi city. Flooding happens almost every year in Jiddah and other western cities in Saudi Arabia. The most devastating flood in recent years was in 2009, when more than 100 people died.
An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid common concerns over Iran, a first disclosure by a senior official from either country of long-rumoured secret dealings.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Sunday Saudi Arabia would not remain silent against “Iran’s blatant aggression,” and would defend itself to guarantee safety and security of its people.
Al-Jubeir, addressing an urgent Arab Foreign Ministers’ meeting over Iranian interference in Arab affairs, urged Arab countries to address “Iran’s hostile policies.”
Al-Jubeir said the missiles fired by the Houthis in Yemen against the Saudi capital, Riyadh, was part of Iran’s repeated assault against Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s aggression are carried out through its proxies against the Arab countries, noted Al-Jubeir.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah renewed on Sunday Kuwait’s condemnation of the ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and the bombing of an oil pipeline in Bahrain.
This came in Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled’s speech during an emergency meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers, upon a request by Saudi Arabia. The State of Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain have supported the Saudi request.
The Kuwaiti minister affirmed that his country stands fully in solidarity with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in all measures taken to maintain their security and stability.
#Manama: Bahrain’s Interior Minister has accused Iran of being involved in the recent acts of terrorism that targeted the kingdom, including the oil pipe blast near Buri, a village, south of the capital Manama, on Friday evening.
Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa who went to the site to monitor the rescue operations said that the oil pipe blast was an act of sabotage and a serious terrorist crime aimed at harming the high interests of the nation and the safety of the people.
he added that the recent acts of terrorism in Bahrain were carried out through direct contacts and instructions from Iran.