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Saudi energy minister visits King Abdullah Economic City

Author: Mon, 2019-04-15 06:24 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid Al-Falih has visited on Sunday the Economic Cities Authority at the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Al-Falih reviewed during the visit the model of the Authority, and al

Corruption siphoning $3.6 trillion away from global development work: OIC chief

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1556051219706069300Tue, 2019-04-23 23:26 JEDDAH: The multitrillion-dollar cost of corruption was siphoning vital funds away from initiatives to help develop some of the world’s most impoverished countries, a Saudi gathering o
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Corruption siphoning $3.6 trillion away from global development work: OIC chief

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1556051219706069300Tue, 2019-04-23 23:26 JEDDAH: The multitrillion-dollar cost of corruption was siphoning vital funds away from initiatives to help develop some of the world’s most impoverished countries, a Saudi gathering of leading human rights officials has been told. The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has warned that widespread bribery and the theft of public funds was seriously undermining efforts to protect human rights. During his speech at the inaugural ceremony of the 15th regular session of the OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) on Tuesday – delivered on his behalf by the organization’s assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Hesham Youssef – Al-Othaimeen revealed the global cost of corruption to be a staggering $3.6 trillion. The secretary-general said the inability to put an end to the problem presented an obstacle to wise governance and sustainable development, eventually leading to the impoverishment of developing countries. He noted that according to World Economic Forum statistics, the cost of corruption represented 5 percent of the world’s gross national income, a figure which negatively impacted on the poorest and most vulnerable people. The IPHRC meeting, being held at its headquarters in Jeddah through April 25, will address a range of issues, most notably ways to combat corruption. In his opening address, the recently elected IPHRC chairman, Akmal Saidov, thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the session and the secretary-general for his support. He also reviewed the commission’s most significant activities planned for the current year. Saidov said that the IPHRC will hold its sixth international forum – to deal with youth rights – in Uzbekistan next October and noted that the commission will send a delegation to the occupied Palestinian territories, in coordination with the OIC’s General Secretariat. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) OIC reaffirms support to lasting peace in AfghanistanOIC forum delivers lesson in fight against terror

Youth pillars of reform plan, future of Saudi Arabia

Author: SPAID: 1556051079436056500Tue, 2019-04-23 23:24 RIYADH: Young people in Saudi Arabia are the pillars of the country’s reform plan and the future of the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal a
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Youth pillars of reform plan, future of Saudi Arabia

Author: SPAID: 1556051079436056500Tue, 2019-04-23 23:24 RIYADH: Young people in Saudi Arabia are the pillars of the country’s reform plan and the future of the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal as saying. The prince said that 70 percent of the country’s population were aged between 15 and 35, and that young people and sports were two key elements of the Vision 2030 reform plan. “We rely heavily on the programs offered by the state in various fields of sports, the arts and entertainment for young men and women, and I hope that we always offer the best to Saudi Arabia, the Arab world and the Islamic world.” The prince was in Cairo, attending a meeting of the Council of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports. He said in a press statement that the Kingdom put forward many proposals throughout the year and that ministries responded positively to youth activities.  “The Kingdom has responded positively to many of the resolutions recommended during the meeting,” he said, adding that he hoped Arab youths would benefit from the outcome of these recommendations and meetings. SPA reported last week that young Saudis were being trained to deal with the international media as part of a project to promote the Kingdom around the world. A survey last year showed that 92 percent of young Saudis interviewed expressed a positive view of the outcome of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Vision 2030 Saudi youth campaign to save endangered animalsKingdom will take major strides with Vision 2030, say upbeat Saudi youths

Financial Sector Conference kicks off Wednesday in Riyadh

Wed, 2019-04-24 02:25 Thousands of delegates are expected to attend a two-day finance event in Riyadh, which starts on Wednesday under the patronage of King Salman. The Financial Sector Conference is being held by the Ministry of Finance and Saudi Arabian
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Financial Sector Conference kicks off Wednesday in Riyadh

Wed, 2019-04-24 02:25 Thousands of delegates are expected to attend a two-day finance event in Riyadh, which starts on Wednesday under the patronage of King Salman. The Financial Sector Conference is being held by the Ministry of Finance and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). Organizers of the event at the Ritz-Carlton conference hall in Riyadh said informally that some 3,400 attendees had signed up for the two-day showcase of the Kingdom’s financial industry, and that more were registering at an impressive rate. Delegates include ministers from the finance, economy and strategic ministries, as well as top policymakers from capital markets, investment and insurance industries. It follows last year’s Future Investment Initiative (FII) and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program events, held at the same venue. The event will involve the presence of the Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC), which is seen as a key to providing more affordable housing in the Kingdom and boosting home  ownership by citizens. SRC, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign Public Investment Fund, aims to issue up to SR4 billion ($1.07 billion) of long-term sukuk — or Islamic bonds — this year, its chief executive said on Tuesday. “Our strategy is clearly to tap the market twice this year,” Fabrice Susini said. “We are really looking at probably issuing something between ... 2 and 4 billion riyals that we may be issuing in two tranches.”   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: FinanceSaudi ArabiaFinancial Sector Conference SAMA wins Best Risk Manager award among the world’s central bankSaudi finance ministry to take part in WSIS Forum 2019 in Geneva

Saudi Arabia expands trade ties with Mauritania

Author: SPAID: 1556063893946635600Wed, 2019-04-24 02:57 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is looking to expand its trade and investment links with Mauritania at a high-level forum that kicked off on Monday in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott. Business leader
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Saudi Arabia expands trade ties with Mauritania

Author: SPAID: 1556063893946635600Wed, 2019-04-24 02:57 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is looking to expand its trade and investment links with Mauritania at a high-level forum that kicked off on Monday in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott. Business leaders and ministers from both countries are taking part in the Saudi-Mauritanian Economic Forum, jointly organized by the Council of Saudi Chambers and the National Employers Union of Mauritania. Khadija Mubarak, Mauritania’s commerce, industry and tourism minister, said a series of presentations and special meetings with Mauritanian officials will allow investors to examine opportunities in the northwest African nation. Mauritanian government policies are encouraging investment in the country, she said, enabling it to rank high in the business climate index. Several partnership agreements have been signed with African countries and development partners in the EU, as well as free trade pacts to promote trade in the region, Mubarak said. Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Obaidi, president of the Council of Saudi Chambers, said that the forum will open new horizons for business owners by increasing trade volume and expanding the economic partnership between the two countries. “It also aims to enable officials and business owners in both countries to exploit economic potential, natural resources, and multiple investment opportunities in the Kingdom and Mauritania,” he said. Al-Obaidi said that the Kingdom is working to strengthen trade relations with countries that have a healthy economic outlook. “Mauritania has a strong and diverse economy,” he said. Mohammed Ould Cheikh Ali Ahmed, head of the National Employers Union of Mauritania, said the forum reflects the keenness of the political leadership in both countries to “consolidate the ties of brotherhood and friendship.” “The forum comes at a time when Mauritania is witnessing investment-stimulating developments in terms of security, stability, great economic potential and promising investment opportunities, enabling it to become a preferred destination for international investments and for major international companies in the areas of energy, metals, agriculture, fishing and animal development,” he said. Mauritanian Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Salem Ould Al-Bashir welcomed a delegation of Saudi business owners who will meet with ministers, officials and investors to discuss trade and investment partnerships between the two countries. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi-Mauritania Forum Saudi-Mauritanian joint committee begins meetingsKSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Author: SPAID: 1556064699119819100Wed, 2019-04-24 03:10 MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part i
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Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Author: SPAID: 1556064699119819100Wed, 2019-04-24 03:10 MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings. Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Prince Khalid bin Salman Prince Khalid, Pompeo hold talks in WashingtonPrince Khalid bin Salman meets Defense Ministry officials

إبن سلمان اتخذ قرارا بمنع سفر الأمراء المشكوك بولائهم

كشفت مصادر إعلامية سعودية، عن أن ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان، اتخذ قرارا ينص على منع الأمراء المشكوك في ولائهم وخاصة الذين جرى اعتقالهم سن
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إبن سلمان اتخذ قرارا بمنع سفر الأمراء المشكوك بولائهم

كشفت مصادر إعلامية سعودية، عن أن ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان، اتخذ قرارا ينص على منع الأمراء المشكوك في ولائهم وخاصة الذين جرى اعتقالهم سنة 2017 ...

اليامي للعالم: سلمان وابنه معتمدان على العنف للبقاء بالحكم+فيديو

أكد مدير مركز الديمقراطية وحقوق الانسان في السعودية، علي اليامي أن الملك سلمان بن عبد العزيز ونجله محمد بن سلمان معتمدين على العنف للبقاء في ا
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اليامي للعالم: سلمان وابنه معتمدان على العنف للبقاء بالحكم+فيديو

أكد مدير مركز الديمقراطية وحقوق الانسان في السعودية، علي اليامي أن الملك سلمان بن عبد العزيز ونجله محمد بن سلمان معتمدين على العنف للبقاء في الحكم، م...

كيف وصفت العفو الدولية اعدام السعودية لـ37 معارضا؟

رأت ​منظمة العفو الدولية​ ان "الإعدام الجماعي الذي نفذته ​السعودية​ ما هو إلا مؤشر مروع على أنه لا قيمة لحياة الإنسان لدى السلطات التي تستخد
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كيف وصفت العفو الدولية اعدام السعودية لـ37 معارضا؟

رأت ​منظمة العفو الدولية​ ان "الإعدام الجماعي الذي نفذته ​السعودية​ ما هو إلا مؤشر مروع على أنه لا قيمة لحياة الإنسان لدى السلطات التي تستخدم ​عقوبة ...

مؤسسة أبحاث أميركية: ابن سلمان يمارس القمع السياسي

وجدت الكاتبة “كارين هاون” أن ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان يميل إلى القمع السياسي مبينة انعكاسات سياسات النظام السعودي على الواقع الاقتصا
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مؤسسة أبحاث أميركية: ابن سلمان يمارس القمع السياسي

وجدت الكاتبة “كارين هاون” أن ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان يميل إلى القمع السياسي مبينة انعكاسات سياسات النظام السعودي على الواقع الاقتصادي والاجتم...

ماذا قال ظريف عن اعدام السعودية لـ 37 شخصا؟

 قال وزير الخارجية الإيراني محمد جواد ظريف رداً علي قطع رؤوس 37 شخصا في السعودية، إن العضوية في فريق بولتون وإبن سلمان وإبن زايد ونتنياهو (بي بي
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ماذا قال ظريف عن اعدام السعودية لـ 37 شخصا؟

 قال وزير الخارجية الإيراني محمد جواد ظريف رداً علي قطع رؤوس 37 شخصا في السعودية، إن العضوية في فريق بولتون وإبن سلمان وإبن زايد ونتنياهو (بي بي) يمن...

لا يوجد حد للقمع ولوحشية المملكة السعودية

أدانت الدكتورة مضاوي الرشيد «المعارضة السعودية البارزة»، إقدام النظام السعودي على إعدام 37 مواطنا، مستهجنة التهم التي ألصقها النظام بال
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لا يوجد حد للقمع ولوحشية المملكة السعودية

أدانت الدكتورة مضاوي الرشيد «المعارضة السعودية البارزة»، إقدام النظام السعودي على إعدام 37 مواطنا، مستهجنة التهم التي ألصقها النظام بالأشخاص الذين تم...

لولا غطاء اميركا لما تجرأت الرياض على إعدام 37 مواطنا

قال الباحث في الفكر السياسي السعودي، الدكتور «فؤاد إبراهيم»، إنه لولا غطاء الإدارة الأميركية لما تجرأ النظام السعودي على إعدام 37 مواطن
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لولا غطاء اميركا لما تجرأت الرياض على إعدام 37 مواطنا

قال الباحث في الفكر السياسي السعودي، الدكتور «فؤاد إبراهيم»، إنه لولا غطاء الإدارة الأميركية لما تجرأ النظام السعودي على إعدام 37 مواطنًا....

السفارة السعودية في واشنطن تحذر مواطنيها!

وجهت السفارة السعودية في واشنطن تحذيرا إلى المواطنين المقيمين في الولايات المتحدة من تلقي اتصالات ورسائل بريد إلكترونية وهمية من جهات تنتحل
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السفارة السعودية في واشنطن تحذر مواطنيها!

وجهت السفارة السعودية في واشنطن تحذيرا إلى المواطنين المقيمين في الولايات المتحدة من تلقي اتصالات ورسائل بريد إلكترونية وهمية من جهات تنتحل السفارة أ...

شاهد بزوغ البدر خلف جبل النور بمكة المكرمة

نشر مصور سعودي مقطعا مصورا لمنظر القمر ليلة البدر وهو يبزغ خلف جبل النور بمكة المكرمة بينما يؤدي مسلمون الصلاة على قمته....
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شاهد بزوغ البدر خلف جبل النور بمكة المكرمة

نشر مصور سعودي مقطعا مصورا لمنظر القمر ليلة البدر وهو يبزغ خلف جبل النور بمكة المكرمة بينما يؤدي مسلمون الصلاة على قمته....

السعودية والإمارات تضربان «كعب اخيل» الثورة السودانية

اعتبر خبراء اقتصاديون أن “السعودية” والإمارات يقدمون الدعم المالي للسودان بغية السّيطرة على القرار السياسي للبلاد في ظل الإضطرابات الراهن
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السعودية والإمارات تضربان «كعب اخيل» الثورة السودانية

اعتبر خبراء اقتصاديون أن “السعودية” والإمارات يقدمون الدعم المالي للسودان بغية السّيطرة على القرار السياسي للبلاد في ظل الإضطرابات الراهنة التي تعصف ...

Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

Author: Tue, 2019-04-23 17:41 RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday. The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

Author: Tue, 2019-04-23 17:41 RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday. The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said. The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Executionexecutionscounter-terrorismAnti-Terror Daesh claim failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of RiyadhAsharq Al-Awsat: Saudi Arabia Denounces Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan, Somalia

Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Tue, 2019-04-23 11:36 DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessa
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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Tue, 2019-04-23 11:36 DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said. The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added. International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed. Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said. The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaUnited StatesMike PompeoIbrahim Al-Assaf Saudi Arabia’s first electronic cochlear implant performed in Jubail US not renewing sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil, working with Saudi Arabia and UAE

Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

Tue, 2019-04-23 15:14 DUBAI: The director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines has paid tribute to the two cabin crew who were killed in Sunday’s terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Cabin manager, Ahmed Zain Jaafari, steward Hani Maged Othman, were in one of the h
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Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

Tue, 2019-04-23 15:14 DUBAI: The director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines has paid tribute to the two cabin crew who were killed in Sunday’s terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Cabin manager, Ahmed Zain Jaafari, steward Hani Maged Othman, were in one of the hotels when one of the attackers detonated his device on Sunday - a third crew member was slightly injured. The two were initially unaccounted for, but on Monday night the airline released a statement confirming they had died. In a statement issued to the airline’s staff and on the Twitter account on Tuesday, director general Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser praised the two for their service to the company and country. “Myself, the entire management team and all of the team members of Saudi Arabia Airlines are with very heavy hearts, filled with deep sorrow as the airline confirms that two of its cabin crew members have passed away in the explosions which took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka,” Al-Jasser said in the statement. “Each have a long tenure supporting the airline. These two gentlemen whole-heartedly served their country and SAUDIA with great pride and loyalty. All of us mourn for Ahmed and Hani, who are our brothers for eternity and our hearts are filled with pain for the indescribable loss that their families are facing.” pic.twitter.com/Afb8HJB08C — مركز الاتصال (@svmedia_center) April 23, 2019   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Sri Lanka attackSaudi Arabian AirlinesSaudiaSaleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser How a suicide bomber at one Sri Lankan church turned Easter celebration into ‘hell’

وكالة فرنسية تفضح تناقض الرياض في قضايا حرية التعبير

قالت وكالة الأنباء الفرنسية، إن حملات الاعتقالات المتزايدة التي يشنها النظام السعودي بحق الناشطين والحقوقيين في المملكة، إضافة إلى تناقض ال
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وكالة فرنسية تفضح تناقض الرياض في قضايا حرية التعبير

قالت وكالة الأنباء الفرنسية، إن حملات الاعتقالات المتزايدة التي يشنها النظام السعودي بحق الناشطين والحقوقيين في المملكة، إضافة إلى تناقض النظام في قض...

اعتقال صحفي اردني في السعودية والسبب فلسطين!

اعتقلت السلطات السعودية، صحفيا أردنيا، في مدينة الدمام، شرق المملكة.
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اعتقال صحفي اردني في السعودية والسبب فلسطين!

اعتقلت السلطات السعودية، صحفيا أردنيا، في مدينة الدمام، شرق المملكة.

النيابة السعودية تطلب إعادة محاكمة العودة والقرني والعمري

قال حساب «معتقلي الرأي»، إن النيابة العامة في السعودية، طلبت إعادة محاكمة الدعاة، سلمان العودة، وعوض القرني، وعلي العمري....
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النيابة السعودية تطلب إعادة محاكمة العودة والقرني والعمري

قال حساب «معتقلي الرأي»، إن النيابة العامة في السعودية، طلبت إعادة محاكمة الدعاة، سلمان العودة، وعوض القرني، وعلي العمري....

ملك المغرب يستثني الامارات من جولته الخليجية!

يقوم الملك المغربي محمد السادس، بجولة رسمية في بعض الدول الخليجية، الأسبوع المقبل، تأتي في سياق الأزمة الخليجية، وأنباء توتر العلاقات بين ال
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ملك المغرب يستثني الامارات من جولته الخليجية!

يقوم الملك المغربي محمد السادس، بجولة رسمية في بعض الدول الخليجية، الأسبوع المقبل، تأتي في سياق الأزمة الخليجية، وأنباء توتر العلاقات بين الرباط وكل ...

شاهد وصية 'داعشي' سعودي شارك بهجوم الرياض

ترك أحد السعوديين المشاركين في الهجوم على مركز مباحث محافظة الزلفي بشمال العاصمة السعودية الرياض وصية مكتوبة في الاستراحة التي أعدها المهاجم
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شاهد وصية 'داعشي' سعودي شارك بهجوم الرياض

ترك أحد السعوديين المشاركين في الهجوم على مركز مباحث محافظة الزلفي بشمال العاصمة السعودية الرياض وصية مكتوبة في الاستراحة التي أعدها المهاجمون كوكر ل...

Startup of the Week: The Koshk: Caps that creatively speak your mind

Author: Mon, 2019-04-22 23:13 JEDDAH: Millennials and Generation Z are known for their sassiness, dark humor and love of aesthetics. At the Koshk, based in Jeddah, youngsters can find caps that communicate exactly that.  It was established by two 23
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Startup of the Week: The Koshk: Caps that creatively speak your mind

Author: Mon, 2019-04-22 23:13 JEDDAH: Millennials and Generation Z are known for their sassiness, dark humor and love of aesthetics. At the Koshk, based in Jeddah, youngsters can find caps that communicate exactly that.  It was established by two 23-year-old Saudi entrepreneurs, Jumana Binshihon and Jawaher Al-Esayi, when they were still in high school. “We actually needed community service hours, so we decided to take part in a bazaar trading clothes, caps and phone cases that would appeal to adolescents. We participated around three times in different bazaars when we noticed a high demand for caps and all we had to offer were Westernized ones. So, we decided to design our own,” Binshihon told Arab News. The Koshk offers distressed baseball caps with rounded brims, and include their trademark small-scale texts embroidered onto them. The store is planning to design and develop even more styles to appeal to a wider variety of people. The caps are usually made from cotton, though the store has produced a few suede caps, and are planning to use different materials in the near future. The texts are available in both Arabic and English, and include humorous or trendy slogans. “We would say our Arabic and English captions and designs are quite distinctive. They are funny and relevant. When people browse our caps they smile and tend to comment on how much they relate to it,” Binshihon said. When coming up with a design, the founders start by analyzing their target audience. “We ask, are they Generation Z or Millennials, what are their interests, and so on. It’s easier because we are targeting people our age. Both generations are outspoken, attentive to the latest trends and are bombarded with memes and dark-humored captions through social media platforms.  “We gain inspiration from our daily lives, from gatherings with friends to our incessant scrolling through Instagram and Tumblr. We write down what we and the audience can relate to, for instance, the caption ‘Never Satisfied’ — which is popular and, unfortunately, a habit for both generations. When it is time for our next order, we go through our notes that we keep for months and see what works and what does not. It is an ongoing process.” Their brand’s message is about embracing individuality and eccentricity, said Al-Esayi. “On a surface level, our message is ephemeral because our designs are continuously changing depending on our current perceptions.” Customers can find the Koshk at CRATE in Jeddah’s Al-Salama district. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Startup of the Week Startup of the Week: Jilbab_NR: Putting a creative twist on the bishtStartup of the Week: Mastering the art of making perfect brownies

Takamul offers program for tour guiding in Saudi Arabia

Mon, 2019-04-22 23:18 RIYADH: The National Center for Human Resources Development (Takamul), an affiliate of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has organized a 14-day training program on tour guiding in Riyadh from April 20 unti
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Takamul offers program for tour guiding in Saudi Arabia

Mon, 2019-04-22 23:18 RIYADH: The National Center for Human Resources Development (Takamul), an affiliate of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has organized a 14-day training program on tour guiding in Riyadh from April 20 until May 2.   Nasser bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Nashmi, director general of Takamul, said the program was designed in cooperation with the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, and in coordination with the Saudi Tour Guides Association. The program is primarily designed to increase the number of internationally accredited Saudi tour guides, he added. It covers both theoretical and practical aspects, and heritage places — such as Al-Bujairi district in Ad Diriyah and the National Museum — are visited to apply practical training skills, he said. For the first time, female trainees are being licensed in the field. A report has revealed that since its launch 474 female students benefitted from the “Your Job ... Your Scholarship” program, and that 9,631 had taken part in training. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: saudi tourismhospitality Takamul lays out plan to monitor Saudization of tourism sectorJobs for 4,500 Saudis under Takamul employment program, HRDF

Makkah municipality prepares for Ramadan

Author: daniel fountainID: 1555964630908961600Mon, 2019-04-22 23:40 MAKKAH: The Makkah Municipality in Saudi Arabia is preparing for the activation of its plans and programs during Ramadan. It has mobilized all its potential to implement the pla
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Makkah municipality prepares for Ramadan

Author: daniel fountainID: 1555964630908961600Mon, 2019-04-22 23:40 MAKKAH: The Makkah Municipality in Saudi Arabia is preparing for the activation of its plans and programs during Ramadan. It has mobilized all its potential to implement the plans during the coming season by providing the best municipal services for residents, pilgrims and visitors of Makkah. The efforts include maintaining public cleanliness, disposal of waste, pest control, and follow-up on shops related to public health, as well as inspecting food items to check their validity. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Quwaimi said: «The municipality has adopted an implementation plan to intensify efforts to continue working in all the central departments and sub-municipalities according to the specific tasks and duties according to a detailed work plan for each sector.» A total number of 11,825 cleaning workers supplied with a number of different equipment will be present, and a number of special teams for pesticides control will also be provided. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaMakkahRamadanRamadan 2019 Saudi Arabia, UAE giving $200m in aid to Yemen for RamadanIn Pakistan, Makkah Grand Mosque imam stresses media’s importance in spreading ‘moderate Islam’

Saudi Arabia’s first electronic cochlear implant performed in Jubail 

Author: Mon, 2019-04-22 23:25 JUBAIL: A medical team at the Royal Commission Hospital in Jubail has performed Saudi Arabia’s first electronic cochlear implant operation. The head of the team, Dr. Mohammed Al-Sheikh, said the implant was successfull
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Saudi Arabia’s first electronic cochlear implant performed in Jubail 

Author: Mon, 2019-04-22 23:25 JUBAIL: A medical team at the Royal Commission Hospital in Jubail has performed Saudi Arabia’s first electronic cochlear implant operation. The head of the team, Dr. Mohammed Al-Sheikh, said the implant was successfully conducted for a 15-month-old baby who was born completely deaf. An Auditory Brainstem Response test was previously run to ascertain the nature of the baby’s condition when the parents noticed its failure to respond to sound. Dr. Mohammed Al-Muqbel, head of the health services program at the Royal Commission in Jubail, praised the efforts of Al-Sheikh and his staff. Al-Sheikh added that credit was also due to the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at the hospital, which worked in collaboration with the audiology unit to provide early intervention and treatment for babies born with hearing defects. The operation, meanwhile, represents a groundbreaking moment in technological development for Saudi medicine, making the next generation of auditory aids available to citizens, and removing barriers for deaf children from an increasingly early age.   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: cochlear Over 600 cochlear implants in 23 yearsKSA needs 1,000 electronic cochlear implants annually

OIC: Encourage science, technology training for girls

Mon, 2019-04-22 23:36 JEDDAH: Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has called on all member states and affiliated institutions to encourage young girls to study and work in the fields of scie
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OIC: Encourage science, technology training for girls

Mon, 2019-04-22 23:36 JEDDAH: Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has called on all member states and affiliated institutions to encourage young girls to study and work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, information technology and communications.   “The 7th Ministerial Conference of Women, which was held in Burkina Faso, endorsed a resolution adopted by the Conference of Foreign Ministers of the OIC held last month in Abu Dhabi. This resolution calls on member states to approve legislative and executive measures offering science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs to women, to bridge the gap between their education and the requirements of the labor market,” Al-Othaimeen said. He added that as areas such as the technology and communication sectors became increasingly important, more skilled workers would need to enter the workforce, which would provide great opportunities for young, talented and qualified women.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: women empowerment College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girlsMalala urges G20 to boost funds for girls’ schooling

Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

Mon, 2019-04-22 15:38 RIYADH: Thirteen people were arrested after finding plans to execute criminal acts that were targeting the Kingdom’s security, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday. The statement published by SPA included the names of the 13 m
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Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

Mon, 2019-04-22 15:38 RIYADH: Thirteen people were arrested after finding plans to execute criminal acts that were targeting the Kingdom’s security, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday. The statement published by SPA included the names of the 13 men arrested, in addition to their civil ID numbers. The spokesperson for the Saudi Presidency of State Security said explosive belts were found during a raid on the house of the Zulfi attackers. Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack claimed by Daesh on an Interior Ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh on Sunday. The four terrorists that were killed belonged to Daesh. The Presidency of State Security released the identities of the four attackers: Abdullah Hamoud Al-Hamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Mansour, Samer Abdulaziz Al-Madid and Salman Abdulaziz Al-Madid. Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, rented by Abdullah Al-Hamoud, one of the four perpetrators, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives and explosive belts. A total of five explosive belts were found, four of which were worn by the perpetrators, and another inside a car. The belts contain detonating keys and grenades with shrapnel-like screws. Authorities also seized 64 homemade grenades, 61 pipe fittings, of which nine were being processed as pipe bombs, three mobile phones, three pressure cookers ready for detonation, two Kalashnikov machine guns, six pistols, and other various weapons. They also found four bags (74,900 kg) containing organic fertilizers, along with sets of laboratory glass containers, a number of plastic containers, a package of liquid chemical containers, sulfur-fiber cartons, a homemade explosive detonator and a set of screws that were equipped with shrapnel. Authorities also seized a set of ATM cards, two national identity cards, SR 228, a number of publications and CD-ROMs with content related to terrorist organization. The Presidency of State Security said it is continuing to follow up with terrorist elements that threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom. Main category: Saudi Arabia Daesh claim failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of RiyadhAl-Sudais condemns Riyadh attack

Saudia cabin crew remain unaccounted for after Sri Lanka attacks

Mon, 2019-04-22 12:28 DUBAI: Two cabin crew of the national airline Saudia remain unaccounted for in Sri Lanka, according to a spokesman. One crew member was injured following the Easter Sunday attacks which killed at least 290 people and injured 500, but
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Saudia cabin crew remain unaccounted for after Sri Lanka attacks

Mon, 2019-04-22 12:28 DUBAI: Two cabin crew of the national airline Saudia remain unaccounted for in Sri Lanka, according to a spokesman. One crew member was injured following the Easter Sunday attacks which killed at least 290 people and injured 500, but the location of two others was unknown. “As a result of the tragic events that took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka this morning there are SAUDIA crew members that are reportedly unaccounted for,” a statement released by the airline after the attacks on Sunday read. The two members, that remain missing, have not been named but they are both Saudi Arabian nationals. No details have been released of where the two were at the time of the blasts. The airline spokesman told Arab News on Monday that they were continuing to work with the Saudi Arabian embassy in Sri Lanka. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Sri Lanka attackSaudia 13 under arrest for Sri Lanka blasts: policeSri Lanka in state of emergency as terror group named as attackers

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Saudi ‘Cultural Days’ attracts crowds in Turkmenistan

Author: SPA AshgabatID: 1555877642262188500Mon, 2019-04-22 00:34 ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: This weekend saw a three-day celebration of Saudi Arabian culture take place in Turkmenistan. Saudi “Cultural Days” opened to visitors on Friday and conc
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Saudi ‘Cultural Days’ attracts crowds in Turkmenistan

Author: SPA AshgabatID: 1555877642262188500Mon, 2019-04-22 00:34 ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: This weekend saw a three-day celebration of Saudi Arabian culture take place in Turkmenistan. Saudi “Cultural Days” opened to visitors on Friday and concluded Sunday. On Thursday night, an official opening ceremony took place at Al-Maqam Palace. The event included a number of exhibitions, displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat. The pavilion of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research took visitors on a virtual-reality journey through the Two Holy Mosques of Makkah and Madinah and the holy sites, highlighting their expansion and development. It also featured photos and models of projects dating back to the founding of Saudi Arabia, in addition to a number of research papers produced by the institute. Elsewhere, a pavilion of traditional Saudi costumes displayed dresses from several regions of the Kingdome, which visitors could try on for themselves, and the Darah Foundation provided a history of Saudi-Turkmen relations, with a particular focus on cultural ties, and exhibited artworks that reflected society and the environment in the Kingdom. A pavilion dedicated to the Zamzam Project explained the evolution of the methods of extracting water from the historic well and distributing it to the Two Holy Mosques. The College of Agriculture at Qassim University hosted a palm and date exhibition at its pavilion, and there were also pavilions dedicated to Arabic calligraphy; hospitality; the art of henna; and traditional folk dances and music. On Saturday, the Saudi delegation for “Cultural Days” — which included Saudi Ambassador to Turkmenistan Khalid bin Faisal Al-Sahli, and the Ministry of Media’s general supervisor for international cultural relations, Omar bin Mohammed Al-Aqeel — visited Magtymguly State University in Ashgabat. During the visit, Dr. Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al-Muzaini and Dr. Hamoud bin Mohammed Al-Najidi of the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University delivered a lecture titled “The importance of the Silk Road, and historical and cultural relations between Turkmenistan and the Arabian Peninsula.” Al-Muzaini described Turkmenistan as “the jewel of Asia Minor and the essence of history and civilization,” noting that the country is home to historical and archaeological sites dating back to the early Islamic era. He explained that trading routes traditionally passed through Turkmenistan on their way to the Arabian Peninsula and other parts of the Islamic world. Al-Muzaini proposed establishing a center to document relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan. Al-Najidi highlighted the cultural ties between the two countries, focusing on the Arab presence in Turkmenistan as well as scientific, economic, and trade ties between the Kingdom and Turkmenistan, in addition to Hajj routes between the two countries. He also discussed the Turkmen presence in Saudi Arabia through the Khurasan Road, emphasizing the developments and changes the road has gone through. Ambassador Al-Sahli said in a press statement: “We aspire to assist those who promote and support Arabic language departments in Turkmen universities, and I look forward to agreements that support teaching Arabic in Turkmen universities through the employment of Saudi specialists.” The dean of the College of Foreign Languages at the university, Dr. Awraz Qaldi Awad Saad, emphasized his country’s desire to include Arabic in its educational curricula, and to teach Turkmen heritage in foreign languages, including Arabic. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Turkmenistansaudi cultural daysSaudi heritage Exhibition of Saudi culture proves popular with visitors in PhilippinesGCA chooses Taghreed Al-Baqshi to present Saudi culture to China

Muslim World League signs deal with Moscow to promote interfaith dialogue

Author: Sun, 2019-04-21 23:30 MOSCOW: The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa held a meeting with the president of the Russian People’s Council, Sergei Ordzhonikidze, and other council members
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Muslim World League signs deal with Moscow to promote interfaith dialogue

Author: Sun, 2019-04-21 23:30 MOSCOW: The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa held a meeting with the president of the Russian People’s Council, Sergei Ordzhonikidze, and other council members, where they discussed issues of common interest. They looked into means of boosting cooperation between Russia and the Muslim world, supporting positive national integration programs and countering extremist speeches and Islamophobia. Al-Issa lauded the Russian model of national harmony and coexistence, while Ordzhonikidze presented Al-Issa with a copy of the council’s yearly report. At the meeting the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share their experiences in the fight against extremist ideologies, the promotion of interreligious dialogue and coexistence and the implementation of joint projects to achieve shared goals. They also stressed the pure and peaceful values of Islam and rejected all forms of extremism and Islamophobia. The meeting was attended by the Russian deputy chairman of the Committee for the Development of Agriculture, Aygun Memedov, the chairman of the Committee on the Normalization of Relations Between Nationalities and Religions, Sheikh Albert Karganov, the Mufti of Moscow and the Khanti-Mansisk Region in Siberia Sheikh Tahir Samatov. Last month, Al-Issa met with Speaker of the Russian Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin. They discussed subjects related to promoting and supporting dialogue among followers of different religions and civilizations, activating cultural contacts and exchanges between the Muslim world and Russia. Al-Issa signed a cooperation agreement between the MWL and Moscow’s Fund for Islamic Culture, Science and Education. The agreement focused on tackling extremism and promoting tolerance. The agreement stressed the need for cooperation in the fight against extremism, intolerance, aggression and hostility among religions, races and ideologies that could lead to terrorism. Both parties agreed to exchange information on the activities of scientific centers, cultural forums and websites. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Muslim World League (MWL)interfaith dialogueRussia MWL chief receives World's Religions Peace AwardRussian official praises MWL chief’s humanitarian role

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