Registration dates announced for Saudi falconry contests

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Updated 18 September 2020

Registration dates announced for Saudi falconry contests

RIYADH: The Saudi Falcons Club has announced the registration dates for the “Al-Melwah” (falcon-calling) and “Al-Mazayen” (falcon beauty pageant) competitions at the third King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival.
Registration begins in Dammam on Oct. 25-26, in Hafr Al-Batin on Oct. 28–29, Sakaka on Nov. 1–2, in Yanbu on Nov. 4–5, and Jeddah on Nov. 7–8. Registration in Riyadh opens on Nov. 6 and continues until Nov. 21. The club said that the local breeding of falcons will be the part of final rounds in the “Al-Melwah” and “Al-Mazayen” contests, to promote the Kingdom’s falcon breeding farms.


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.