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Saudi Arabia’s Strategy Lowers Road Accident Deaths by 35% Over Past 5 Years


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia achieved a significant decrease in road accident deaths in the Kingdom by 35% during the past five years, after the number of road accident deaths decreased from 9311 in 2016 to 6651 in 2021, as announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).



The Saudi achievement mainly contributes to realizing the global objective of reducing road deaths by (50%) by the end of the UN Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.



This achievement corresponds with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, in the implementation of the directives of the Saudi leadership and its unlimited support for the efforts of the concerned authorities in the Ministerial Committee for Traffic Safety.



The Kingdom has developed a methodology for following up on the strategic performance maturity indicators by setting annual targets that directly impact the maturity indicators to achieve the approved annual strategic target for reducing deaths per 100,000 people.



Source: Saudi Press Agency

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HH Shaikh Khalid receives FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Riders and Juniors winners

His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA), and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, received the Royal Endurance Team riders, the winners of the FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Riders and Juniors, held in Castelsagrat, with the participation of 70 jockeys from various countries.

His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of the Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF), Rawan bint Najeeb Tawfiqi, Minister of Youth Affairs, and Dr. Abdulrahman Sadiq Askar, GSA’s Chief Executive Officer, were present.

HH Shaikh Khalid welcomed the world champions, attributing the global endurance achievement to the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and the support of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs.

HH Shaikh Khalid praised the distinguished performance of the Bahraini champions, which entitled them to claim the title well-deservedly, confirming the high status of the Bahraini endurance sport, which enjoys the constant support of HH Shaikh Nasser.

He indicated that HH Shaikh Nasser is a role model to be emulated by all jockeys thanks to his landmark achievements and successes, the most recent of which was His Highness’ success in winning the 160-km race of Monpazier endurance race.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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Super Talent 2023 successfully concluded

Under the patronage of Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, the Super Talent 2023 has concluded.

HH Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, GSA Deputy Chairman and President of Bahrain Combat Sports Council was present.

HH Shaikh Khaled stressed the significance of sports competitions, like the Super Talent Championship, in promoting young talent development and fostering a spirit of competition among players.

HH emphasised the need for more sports programmes for various age groups, including children of the Royal Humanitarian Foundation’s affiliates, fallen servicemen, cancer patients, and sports club players.

HH Shaikh Khalid praised the Super Talent competition for its innovative approach to discovering emerging football talents, emphasising its focus on skill aspects and its importance in player performance, wishing the organising committee further success.

The final day of competitions saw winners of Sniper, Maestro, Dynamo, Dribbling, and Shoot competitions crowned, along with honoring sponsors and supporting sponsors, and featuring national team players.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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AFC: All Matches between National Teams, Clubs of Saudi Arabia and Iran will Take Place on Home-And-Away Basis

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed that all matches between the national teams and clubs of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) will now be played on a home-and-away basis. This development follows an agreement reached between SAFF and FFIRI, which has been officially communicated to the AFC.

Previously, all matches between SAFF and FFIRI at both national and club levels were mandated to be played at neutral venues, as per the 2016 decision of the AFC Competitions Committee and AFC Executive Committee. The AFC welcomes this historic move as it demonstrates the commitment of both associations in building stronger connections within their respective football communities. This decision allows clubs to host matches on their home turf and visit each other’s stadiums, creating a more engaging and exciting experience for fans and players alike.

The home-and-away matches for the AFC Champions League 2023/24 season between clubs from SAFF and FFIRI are scheduled to start on September 19. The AFC is fully dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of all stakeholders involved in these matches while obtaining the necessary approvals from relevant AFC committees.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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Saudi Arabia to host World Weightlifting Championship 2023

The 2023 World Senior Weightlifting Championship will kick off later today, at the Saudi Ministry of Sports Hall, situated within Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex.

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Mohammed Jalood, and the heads of the national federations participating in the tournament will attend the event.

The championship’s organising committee has concluded all the preparations for the opening of this unprecedented global event in the history of weightlifting, as participation in this edition is mandatory for qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

2,500 athletes representing more than 170 countries will participate in the championship.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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Syrian karate team gains 9 medals in West Asian Championship, Jordan

The Syrian karate team won 9 silver and 8 bronze medals in the West Asian Championship, which concluded its competitions Sunday in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

Rayan Nasr gained bronze medals weighing under 57 kg, Hashem Al-Hussein, weighing under 55 kg, Mustafa Amshouq, weighing under 50 kg, Salwa Al-Dari, weighing under 57 kg, Hadeel Abu Raslan, , Nazima Ali Bey, weighing under 68 kg, and Kholoud Ali, weighing over 68 kg, while the silver went to Malika Sheikh Mous, weighing under 53 kg.

Nine countries participated in this tournament Which are Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain, in addition to Syria.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

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Syria wins bronze medal in World University Taekwondo Championship

Shams Ahmad, the Syrian team taekwondo player won a bronze medal in the World University Championship, held currently in Russia .

Shams Ahmed, a student from al-Baath University, won the bronze medal of the World Championship, after being participated via the National Union of Syrian Students, head of Taekwondo Federation, Sherif Derki, said in a statement to SANA.

Derki added that Shams is a distinguished player and won various medals in local and Arab championships.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

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Saudi Informatics Team Competing at International Olympiad in Hungary

The Saudi informatics team, comprising Adeeb Al-Shehri, Hameed Al-Hudhali, Eissa Al-Moussa, and Djouri Al-Juhani, is competing in the 35th edition of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2023) held in Hungary with the participation of 360 male and female students from 90 countries.

The Saudi talents are participating for the fifth time in the activities of the IOI, the world’s most prestigious computer science competition for under-20 secondary-school students.

The IOI provides students with an opportunity to enhance their information science skills through problem analysis, algorithm design, data structures, programming, and testing.

Each participant is tasked with handling three assignments that involve problems to be solved within a five-hour timeframe.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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Syria’s Parasports player, shadi Issa, qualifies for Asian championship in china

Shadi Issa, Syria’s Parasports player, qualified for the Asian competition to be held next month in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.

Issa won the forth place in the World Paralympic weightlifting being held in Dubai.

The Syrian player achieved the fourth place in total lifts at the World Championship in Dubai. He came seventh in the overall standings with a lift of 181 kg.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

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Jury of King Abdulaziz International Quran Competition Listens to Recitations of 11 Contestants

The jury of the final qualifiers of the 43rd edition of the King Abdulaziz International Competition for Memorization, Recitation and Interpretation of the Holy Quran has listened this morning to the recitations of 11 contestants from Lebanon, Togo, Chad, Indonesia, Jordan, Mali, Italy, Nigeria, Congo, Yemen and Sierra Leone.

It will resume its work in the evening to listen to the recitations of other contestants from different countries.

The King Abdulaziz International Competition is held under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and currently taking place at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. It features 166 contestants from 117 countries.

Source: Saudi Press Agency