The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre tweeted the image with the caption, “A picture from space of the Holy Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, taken by #KhalifaSat…”
Strains have increased between Iran and the United States in the wake of this month's attack on oil tankers in the Gulf region that Washington has blamed on Iran.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday shot down a bomb-laden drone deployed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen to attack an airport in the country, state media reported.
Prince Faisal Bin Mishaal Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Saud, Governor of the Al-Qassim Region, inaugurated the permanent houbara museum.
The International Fund for Houbara Conservation, IFHC, has joined forces with Saudi Arabia’s Al Qassim Region to launch a houbara museum, in a UAE-Saudi partnership that spreads awareness of the vulnerable bustard and the need to preserve and conserve the emblematic species.
The summit is aimed at ensuring unifying Arab stances towards the critical circumstances the region is witnessing and their implications with regards to Arab security and stability, Sheikh Mohamed said in statements marking the emergency Arab summit.
The leaders and heads of delegations of Arab countries were received by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
Arab leaders condemned ‘acts of sabotage’ by Iranian-backed Houthi militia on commercial ships in UAE’s regional waters and on two oil pump stations in Saudi Arabia.
The GCC Summit in Makkah has condemned the recent sabotage operations, which targeted four tankers in UAE’s regional waters and drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.