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Asir

a region of SW Saudi Arabia, in the Southern Province on the Red Sea: under Turkish rule until 1933. Area: 81 000 sq. km (31 000 sq. miles)

Asir

 

a province in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. Asir covers an area of 36,000 sq km. Its capital is at Abha. The province extends over the Tihama and the Asir Range. The population’s chief occupation is farming, and Asir accounts for 60 percent of Saudi Arabia’s cultivated land. Wheat, barley, and sorghum are grown on bogara. Salt is mined. Other economic activities include the processing of agricultural produce, cottage industry, shipping, and fishing. There is also trade in black coral and amber.

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Meanwhile, Yemen's Army Spokesman Sharaf Luqman on Sunday vowed to continue retaliatory attacks against the Saudi border regions of Asir, Jizan and Najran until Saudi Arabia halts its unrelenting military campaign against its impoverished Arab neighbor.
Bahrain strongly condemns the terror blast which targeted the emergencies forces mosque in Abha, Asir region.
But Friday prayers were held in calm at Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque, where Asir delivers his weekly Friday sermon and leads prayers.
The summer festival is one of the main attractions in Asir.
Asir Sen, of Troedyrhiw, Merthyr, faces two charges of assaulting a police officer.
Prince Khalid was appointed governor of Asir province in 1968.
A military source in Asir explained to Saba that the rockets and artillery shells of the army and popular committees targeted the headquarters of the board guards in Dhahran and the sites of Qulal al-Shibani and Malata, causing losses to the enemy in lives and gear.
Also on Friday, the Yemeni army and popular forces continued pounding the strategic military base in Saudi Arabia's Asir province after they destroyed dozens of fighter jets and helicopters in earlier Scud missile attacks.
Abha, Dhu-AlQa'dah 10, 1436, August 25, 2015, SPA -- Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir region, received here today the Consul General of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Kingdom Aftab Ahmed Khokher, who is currently visiting the region.
The ministers highlighted a speech delivered by VIce Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Mohammed bin Naif, interior minister, honoring the members of the Special Emergency Force in Asir Region who lost their lives during the attack, said Adel Al-Toraifi, Cabinet spokesman and minister of culture and information.
6 (BNA): Ten Saudi servicemen from the special emergency forces in the Asir region and three people working at the forces headquarters were killed when a blast hit the worshippers performing the Dhohr (Noon) prayers, the Security Spokesman of the Interior Ministry said.
DOHA, March 17 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) signed on Tuesday a three-year Memo of Understanding (MoU) with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saudi city of Abha, in Asir region, to support and boost industrial investments in the area.