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(Placename) 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)
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a region in SW Saudi Arabia.
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Riyadh: A private vehicle and a tank truck had collided in the south-western Saudi region of Asir, killing seven people, a rescue official has said.
In a statement to SPA, Director General of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) Branch in Asir Region Engineer Mohammed Al-Omrah praised the role of the SCTH branch in Asir Region, which aim at achieving the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
Under direct following-up by HRH Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir Region and Chairman of Tourism Development Council, the government and private agencies prepare plans every year to overcome the difficulties facing the visitor.
He added that this initiative, which is being implemented by the "Asir Education Department", reflects the image of the region and its people in welcoming visitors from all over the Kingdom and their love for them and to celebrate them as dear guests, especially in the summer season, because of its distinctive atmosphere and nature.
The Houthi's Al Masirah satellite news channel said they targeted King Khaled Airbase in Khamis Mushait city of Asir.
A new 1,000-bed medical centre, known as King Faisal Medical City, will also be developed in the Asir region.
Major transport projects announced include the construction of the Asir-Jazan road at a cost of $1.6bn (SAR6bn); and the $1bn (SAR4bn) expansion of the coastal road between Jeddah and Jazan, which will link Asir to Makkah and Jazan, providing shorter journey times.
These projects were unveiled by Prince Turki Bin Talal, Emir of Asir, at a key ceremony held in the kingdom
In the meantime, Al-Masirah reported that the Saudi-led coalition admitted that a Saudi Royal Air Force Tornado fighter jet crashed in the Asir region, claiming that it suffered a technical failure.
Stating the current weather conditions will prevail, General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection said on its official site that thunderstorms are expected to continue, along with strong winds which will affect visibility on the highlands of Jizan, Asir, al-Baha, Mecca, and the southern parts of Madinah, and other coastal areas.
RIYADH: The deputy governor of Saudi ArabiaAaAaAeA{Es southern Asir provinc Prince Mansour bin Moqren, and several officials were killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported.