Category Archives: Al Dammam

Saudi soldier killed by Houthi shelling in south Dhahran

Saudi Interior Ministry reported on Thursday that a soldier has been killed by Houthi shelling on a border post in south Dhahran. Earlier, a toddler was killed when a projectile launched by the militia from Yemen territories hit a residential

Saudi policeman shot dead by unknown assailants in Qatif

Fahad al-Roehli

Saudi Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a policeman was shot dead by unknown assailants in Qatif on the Gulf coast yesterday evening. The interior ministry said in a statement gunfire broke out at about 7:30 pm on Tuesday when

Saudi Arabia: Security forces kill wanted person in al-Qatif region

A wanted person has been fatally wounded during an operation by Saudi security forces in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said on Sunday. The wanted man killed during a raid on Saturday morning targeting wanted people in Awamiya was

City check-in for Dammam passengers from Sunday

Travelers flying from King Fahd International Airport in Dammam will now be able to check in their luggage and take boarding cards from city check-in counters. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will start operating city check-in counters from

Bahrain expects second Saudi-Bahrain causeway to boost tourism

The proposed second causeway linking Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is likely to boost Bahrain’s tourism industry, Khalid Al-Rumaihi, CEO of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), told Arab News on the sidelines of the sixth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Financial

Police looking for ATM arsonists in Qatif

Unidentified arsonists set fire Saturday to one of the alcoves housing an ATM machine in a Qatif governorate bank in the Eastern Province. Police are investigating the incident. The area was set alight in Jazira Bank. Col. Zeyad Al-Ruqati, Eastern

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

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