السعودية تعتقل 681 متسللا من اليمن

أعلنت السعودية اليوم السبت تمكنها خلال اليومين الماضيين من إلقاء القبض على 681 متسللا في منطقة عسير جنوب غرب المملكة على الحدود مع اليمن. وذكرت صحيفة محلية أمس الجمعة أن الرياض استأنفت بناء جدار أمني على الحدود مع اليمن.

Google Maps and Traffic Conditions

With the last update to Google Maps on the iPhone they added a new feature for traffic conditions. I originally thought these were based on estimates or general traffic conditions in that area but I now believe the traffic conditions on Google Maps is actually live.

I was on the Fahaheel Expressway heading south earlier today using Google Maps for navigation and there was traffic just before the 6th Ring Road bridge. Turns out there had been an accident and debris was spread out all over the highway causing congestion. To my surprise the traffic was showing on Google Maps. No idea how they’re getting the traffic data but I’m going to be using Google Maps a lot more now when trying to figure out which road has less traffic.

عباس يقبل استقالة رئيس وزرائه سلام فياض

أعلنت السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية السبت أن رئيسها محمود عباس قبل استقالة رئيس وزرائه، سلام فياض، بعد اجتماع بينهما قدم خلاله الأخير كتاب استقالته من منصبه، وطلب عباس من فياض تسيير أعمال الحكومة ريثما تتشكل أخرى جديدة، شاكرا له ما تحقق من “إنجازات استثنائية” على حد تعبيره.

“House of Mirrors” Tour With The AWARE Center

When:
April 15, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

Image via AWARE

The House of Mirrors is home to the family of the late renowned artist, Khalifa Al-Qattan. His wife has spent vast amounts of time creating scenes on the walls, the floors and even the ceilings to showcase what can be done with broken pieces of mirror and glass when accompanied by an artists’ touch. Enjoy a guided tour with the AWARE Center to view the splendors of this ‘bedazzled’ home. Cameras are welcome. This is an adult only tour for 8 participants. Register for this tour by forwarding your name, email, place of employment and telephone contact to joumana@aware.com.kw. Advance reservations are required, and further details will be shared upon registration. Fees: 2 KD per person.

Mubarak appears in Egyptian court for retrial

Egyptian medics and army personnel escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from a helicopter ambulance after it landed at Maadi Military Hospital following a hearing in his retrial in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 13, 2013. Egypt's highest court in January ordered a retrial for Mubarak, for failing to stop the killing of 900 protestors in the 2011 unrest that ousted him, after accepting an appeal against his life sentence, citing procedural failings. (AP Photo/ Amr Nabil)CAIRO (AP) — The judge in Hosni Mubarak's retrial recused himself at the start of the first session on Saturday, citing a conflict of interest as the former Egyptian president appeared in court for the first time in 10 months grinning and waving to supporters.