Saudi falconry festival takes off in Hafr Al-Batin

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Updated 21 February 2020

Saudi falconry festival takes off in Hafr Al-Batin

HAFR AL BATIN: The Hafr Al-Batin Falcon Festival kicked off on Thursday under the patronage of the Saudi Falcons Club. 

The organizing committee divided the 10-day festival into two phases. The first starts with the festival launch and features more than 3,000 falcons. 

The second phase from Feb. 27-29 includes exhibitions, folk and entertainment shows, and restaurants and cafes for people of all ages.

Hafr Al-Batin Gov. Prince Mansour bin Mohammed bin Saad said: “We will exert more efforts to turn Hafr Al-Batin into a destination for falcon fans, with an integrated season that covers all the events related to falcons.” 


Saudi Arabia condemns caricatures disparaging Prophet Muhammad

Updated 27 October 2020

Saudi Arabia condemns caricatures disparaging Prophet Muhammad

  • The Kingdom condemned any terrorist act, regardless of its perpetrator, and called for intellectual and cultural freedom to promote respect, tolerance and peace

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia denounced the republication of offensive caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, state news agency SPA reported.
The Kingdom further condemned any terrorist act, regardless of its perpetrator, and called for intellectual and cultural freedom to promote respect, tolerance and peace.
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamist radicals after the Oct. 16 beheading of a history teacher, who had shown cartoons of the Prophet to pupils in a class discussion on free speech.
But a backlash against his comments saw protests in Muslim-majority countries over the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and residents setting fire to French flags in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.