Category Archives: Al Dammam

Roads reopened in Eastern Province after heavy rain

The level of rainwater pools has decreased in all neighborhoods and roads, and that traffic is flowing smoothly, said the Eastern Province secretariat on Saturday. It said that all roads have been opened after being closed for six hours as

Floods cause train crash near eastern Saudi city, injuring 18

A Saudi train derailed near the eastern city of Dammam on Friday, injuring 18 people, after flooding from heavy rains caused the rail line to erode, the Saudi Railways Organization said in a statement. The 193 passengers and 6 crew

Hafr Al-Batin festival kicks official

Hafr Al-Batin Spring and Heritage Festival kicked off on Saturday. The event is held on an area of 33,000 square meters, of which 7,000 square meters will be allocated for livestock and sheep shows at the King Salman bin Abdul

Saudi Arabia arrests man wanted for Qatif violence

Saudi Arabia has announced they have arrested a man wanted for several crimes and acts of violence in the kingdom’s Eastern Province. Security forces were able to capture and arrest Mohammed Hussain al-Faraj on Tuesday for crimes committed in the

Prince Saud: Media should be accurate, moral and humane

Prince Saud bin Naif, the Eastern Province governor, has stressed the need for media to be precise and objective and provide the audience only with verified facts. He pointed out that some photos should not be published, such as images

87 tons of rotten fish destroyed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam

The Dammam Municipality and the Saudi ministry of commerce have said they destroyed a huge amount of rotten shrimps and frozen fish which were ready to for export and local distribution. Those who are responsible for this violation have been

King Salman inaugurates 6 Aramco mega projects

King Salman on Thursday inaugurated six Saudi Aramco mega projects in the company’s main building in Dhahran. The ceremony began with a speech by CEO Amin Nasser, who reviewed the company’s achievements since it was founded, and oil discoveries since

Saudi energy minister: Oil market would balance even without cuts

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Petroleum Khalid Al-Falih on Sunday said he believed the oil market would balance itself in 2017 even if producers did not intervene, and that keeping output at current levels could therefore be justified.

Saudi officer killed in Dammam gun attack identified

A Saudi officer has died of his injuries after being shot at in the eastern city of Dammam early on Saturday. Adel Khardali was killed after an unknown gunman opened fire as he was inside his private vehicle after work

Saudi Shoura Council to study a system against harassment

The Shoura Council will soon include in its agenda the formulation of a system to combat harassment, the council’s spokesman Mohammed Al-Muhana has said. He revealed that a specialized committee of the council has studied the outlines of the system

Shiite cleric condemns attack on Saudi police in Qatif

Shiite cleric Sheikh Hassan al-Saffar has condemned attacks on Saudi police in the Eastern Province city of Qatif. Al-Saffar said the violent attacks on security officers and police “do not represent the true values of people from the province”. “We

Terrorists gun down 2 cops in Dammam

Two Saudi security personnel were shot dead on Tuesday morning after they came under heavy gunfire from an unknown source while returning from their workplace in Ras Tanura province. The suspected terrorists fled the scene and security agencies are still

Mohammed bin Salman rewards Aramco employee after fire incident

Saudi deputy crown prince orders oil company Aramco to reward the employee Satam Mirsal Al-Anezi for his heroic role in saving his colleagues during the fire incident that arose at a plant of crude oil in the Wasia last week.

12 years for citizen supporting Al-Qaeda

The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced a citizen to 12 years in jail for his support for the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The Al-Qaeda sympathizer had tried to obtain a passport to leave for Syria to join terrorist organizations there.

Ideal Driver campaign highlights awareness on road safety

Prince Saud bin Naif

Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif, chairman of the board of trustees of the Ideal Driver Award, launched on Saturday the website and an awareness campaign for the prize in its third season. The competition is organized by the

Saudi foils attack on mosque in al-Qatif

Saudi Arabia has foiled an attack on a mosque in Um Al-Hamam village in the Shiite-dominated enclave of Al-Qatif in the kingdom’s Eastern province, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The man, who attempted the attack on Al-Rasoul Al-A’dham mosque, was

Prince Saud opens new autism center

Eastern Province Emir Prince Saud Bin Naif inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art Shamah Autism Centre here in An Nur District – the first multidiscipline autism center for Saudi children in the Eastern Province. The center is a partnership between Shumua Alamal

New plan to prosecute agents of illegal maids

The Ministry of Labor and the Public Security have agreed on a new plan to prosecute offenders involved in the illicit trafficking of domestic workers which is against the Kingdom’s residency and work regulations. Citizens and residents are urged to

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