His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, arrives in the United States.
Saudi Arabia’s military trained on the Kingdom’s southern border of Yemen this month in photos published by Saudi Arabia’s SPA.
The annual Souk Okaz got under way last week in Saudi Arabia, allowing visitors to get a glimpse at the re-creation of the most famous bazaar in the Arabian Peninsula where Bedouin traders used to bring their goods, including perfumes, spices, rugs and handicrafts, to sell, the Saudi Gazette reports.
HRH King Salman bin Abdulaziz has launched five large projects as part of the third phase of expansion for the Grand Mosque in Mecca, including the King Abdullah Expansion Structure, courtyards, tunnels, buildings for service facilities and the first ring road.
Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, paid a visit to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is currently sailing in the Arabian Gulf. Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, the aircraft carrier’s commander, gave a presentation on its administrative organizational structure, operating systems, radar technology, remote sensing instruments and combat operations management.
Saudi Arabia’s version of the Blue Angels, called the Saudi Hawks, were on display for onlookers in Tabuk. The Saudi Press Agency was on hand to snap photos of the aerial show.
Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar recently held a ceremony to launch a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) for the Riyadh metro, according to photos in the Saudi Press Agency. According to Arab News, Seven TMBs have been manufactured especially for the project, and will create tunnels of 35 km in length at a depth of 30 meters.
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport, in Medina, Saudi Arabia, has gotten a facelift. The Saudi Press Agency shares images from the new look, which features modern terminals with high ceilings, upgraded shopping and dining options for visitors, and more.
Saudi Arabia’s military held a training exercise on its northern border with Iraq. The preparedness demonstrations were attended by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and underscore Saudi Arabia’s concern about the threat of infiltration along its 900 mile northern frontier that has already seen at least one major attack from Daesh forces.
Britain’s Prince Charles visited Saudi Arabia this week and met with King Salman and other Saudi officials before taking a tour of some of Saudi Arabia’s archeological sites.