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 Qatif, Saudi Arabia

Qatif or Al-Qatif is a governorate and urban area located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. It extends from Ras Tanura and Jubail in the north to Dammam in the south, and from the Persian Gulf in the east to King Fahd International Airport in the west. This region has its own municipality and includes the Qatif downtown and many other smaller cities and towns.


Qatif is one of the oldest settlements in Eastern Arabia, its history going back to 3500 BC. Before the discovery of oil, Qatifi people used to work as merchants, farmers, and fishermen. However, in recent years, after the discovery of oil and establishment of Jubail Industrial City, most Qatifi people tend to work in the oil industry, public services, education and health-care sectors.

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JEDDAH: Saudi security men shot dead a Saudi national accused of carrying out a number of terrorist crimes after he opened fire on them on Monday ... The operation occurred during security monitoring and surveillance of terrorist elements in the town of Awamiyah in Qatif province, the source said.
RIYADH, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Saudi Presidency of State Security announced on Tuesday that a local terror fugitive was killed in a crossfire, Saudi Press Agency reported. The Saudi fugitive, who was wanted in several terror crimes in Al Qatif region in the Eastern Province, shot at the security personnel ...

A man allegedly wanted on terrorism charges was shot and killed by Saudi security forces on Tuesday night in the Qatif province, a region charged with sectarian tensions.
Saudi security authorities announced on Monday that Iran is supporting terrorist groups to carry out their attacks on behalf of states that sponsor terrorism. These terrorist groups include Houthi militias in Yemen, the Lebanese “Hezbollah”, ISIS and the terrorist elements in Qatif province in eastern Saudi ...
A police officer and a criminal suspect were killed in a gunfight -- while the body of a missing judge was found -- near the city of Qatif in Saudi Arabia's restive Eastern Province, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Monday. The official Saudi Press Agency quoted ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki as saying ...
Since the establishment of the third Saudi state in 1932, the Shiite Muslim population has been reverting to the judicial rulings of clerics who rule in ... Khati - and some of the judges before him - along with a number of Shiite leaders in Qatif, sent letters to Saudi kings, princes and ministers concerned, ...

The body of Shiite Sheikh Mohammed al-Jirani, who was kidnapped a year ago by Shiite terrorists in the eastern province, was found on Tuesday in Qatif during a security raid. Jirani was kidnapped in December last year in front of his home in the Tarout Island. At the time, security forces arrested three men ...
Al Arabiya sources confirmed that terrorist Salman Ali Salman al-Faraj was killed in Awamiya, eastern province of Saudi Arabia, after confrontations with the police forces. Al-Faraj is one of the most wanted men in the list of 23 terrorists that was announced in 2012. He committed many crimes in Qatif, ...
JEDDAH: Arab News sources have confirmed that the body of Judge Sheikh Mohammed Al-Jirani, who was kidnapped in December, 2016, was found during a security raid in the Qatif governorate on Tuesday. The sources told Arab News that the body of Al-Jirani was discovered buried at a site in ...
Al Arabiya sources confirmed that terrorist Salman Ali Salman al-Faraj was killed in Awamiya, eastern province of Saudi Arabia, after confrontations with the police forces. Al-Faraj is one of the most wanted men in the list of 23 terrorists that was announced in 2012. He committed many crimes in Qatif, ...
Since then, more than 10,000 people - the majority of whom are civilians - have been killed and the war has pushed millions to the brink of famine. In Qatif, located in Saudi Arabia's eastern part, the government has sometimes engaged in a military crackdown on Shia Muslim civilians and fighters, which ...
Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi police officer checks the driving license of a driver at a security checkpoint in Saudi Arabia's eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif November 25, 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed. Arab News. The joint security field campaign was launched in early November to track ...
JEDDAH: The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh on Tuesday sentenced a Saudi to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of participating in riots in 2012 by attending demonstrations and rallies contrary to public order in the city of Al-Awamiya in Qatif province. The charges include repeating slogans ...
In addition, the Saudis need to stop their obsession with Shia Islam. The Wahhabi interpretation of Islam sees the Shia as apostates and Saudi security forces have over-reacted to a legitimate concern over violence in the predominantly Shia eastern province of Qatif. More critically, the Saudi-led war in ...
In addition, the Saudis need to stop their obsession with Shia Islam. The Wahhabi interpretation of Islam sees the Shia as apostates and Saudi security forces have over-reacted to a legitimate concern over violence in the predominantly Shia eastern province of Qatif. More critically, the Saudi-led war in ...
The State Department also says that U.S. government workers and their families are prohibited from traveling to the areas of Qatif and Hofuf in ...
Reminding the October 7 terror attack against a Saudi government installation in Jeddah, the department added that "sectarian issues in the Qatif region in the Eastern Province resulted in several attacks against Saudi forces conducting security operations there." "Saudi security forces continue to ...

I stood in front of a mosque in the city of Qatif, Saudi Arabia, interviewing people for a story. Suddenly, two city police cars pulled up. Several ...
QATIF: Saudi security officer Lt. Col. Fahd Al-Kathiri was shot dead on Sunday as he participated in a raid on terrorists in Tarout Island in the ...
Riyadh: Two fugitives accused of killing First Soldier Abdulla Badr Al-Qahtani in the governorate of Al-Qatif have been arrested. The Ministry of Interior identified ...
RIYADH, Nov 10 (KUNA) -- Two wanted individuals were arrested in Tarut town in the eastern Saudi province of Qatif, said a security source ...
A photo taken on October 1, 2017, during a tour guided by Saudi authorities shows a troops vehicle in Awamiya in the eastern Qatif region.
The security spokesman of the Saudi Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Friday that "On Thursday evening (9th November, 2017), the ...
The Saudi minister for Persian Gulf affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan, says ... permitted municipal elections (largely Shiite cities such as Qatif then ...
(MENAFN) A 25-year-old Saudi policeman was shot and killed in the Eastern Province of Al Qatif, according to a report by Al Riyadh ...
RIYADH, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- One Saudi Arabian policeman was shot dead on Monday afternoon in the Qatif region in the Eastern Province, ...
According to Al Arabiya sources, a security man was killed, on Monday afternoon, in the region of Al-Bahari at the center of Qatif, east of Saudi Arabia. The sources reported that the security man Abdullah Badr al-Qahtani, 25, from Al-Ahsa, has been shot while on duty in Qatif. Al-Bahari neighborhood is ...
A Saudi policeman, aged 25, was killed in Al Qatif, in the Eastern Province, Al Riyadh newspaper reported. First Lieutenant Abdulla Badr Mohammed Al Qahtani ...
According to Al Arabiya sources, a security man was killed, on Monday afternoon, in the region of Al-Bahari at the center of Qatif, east of Saudi ...
Saudi families enjoy a ride on a touristic boat along the corniche in Qatif, 400km east of the capital Riyadh. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty ...
Saudi Arabia's Shiite community makes up an estimated 10 to 15 per ... 28 members of the security forces were killed in the wider Qatif region, ...
Alleviating the burden on middle-class Saudi families is part of it. .... to a Shiite village Awamiyah in the kingdom's Eastern province of Qatif.
“There will be no compromise on loyalty for the country and its leadership, and the people of Qatif are united with all their Saudi brothers and ...
Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has one of the world's highest rates of ... in the country's eastern province of Qatif for terror-related offences in ...
JEDDAH — Abdullah Hashim Company Ltd., sole distributor of Honda cars, power products, motorcycles and marine products in Saudi Arabia, ...
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia finally conceded some ground to its women .... for those Shia communities in Qatif whose homes were torn apart, ...
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is condoning hate speech against its Shiite minority ... council — hailed the bombing of a Shiite mosque in Qatif in 2015.
As a result of this attack in the Qatif Province of Saudi Arabia, at least one local and one foreign worker were killed by the Saudi regime forces ...
A Saudi soldier has been killed and another injured in a shooting attack on their patrol vehicle in the kingdom's eastern province of Qatif.
A Saudi soldier has been killed and two others wounded when an explosive device went off during a patrol in the kingdom's restive Qatif province, the interior ministry said. In a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the ministry said that the blast occurred late Sunday evening in the Masoura ...
The cause of the blast has not been confirmed, though Saudi television channel Al Arabiya reported that the vehicle was filled with explosives.
Bystanders watch as flames engulf a car after an explosion at a Qatif ... Al-Marsad, a Saudi media outlet, said the car bomb exploded in a ...
Yemeni women, like the Saudi women of Al-Qatif province, are not included in the empowering agenda that Canada wants to take to the world's ...
The modern Honda Sales, Service & Parts (3S) facility in Qatif will serve ... in Saudi Arabia, recently opened a new 3S facility showroom in Qatif ...
Saudi officials said an attacker drove up to the gates of the palace on ... were killed in two separate attacks on Shia mosques in the Qatif region.
While the Saudi government has been quick to blame Awamiya's ... shot two policemen in the Shiite-majority town of Qatif, “While our country is ...
This Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo released by Saudi Interior Minister, ... action by Saudi security forces in Awamiya in the governorate of Qatif.
... spokesperson of Eastern Province Municipality, told Okaz/Saudi Gazette ... “The project will boost development of the Qatif region,” he added.
For their own protection, no doubt, because as the Saudi Embassy in Ottawa has explained, the Shia rebels in Qatif are a bunch of "terrorists" ...
Since the end of 2011, a number of anti-government demonstrations have taken place at Qatif (the Saudi province on the Persian Gulf).


 

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