King reshuffles Supreme Judiciary Council and Ulema

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Updated 17 January 2013
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King reshuffles Supreme Judiciary Council and Ulema

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah yesterday issued a number of royal decrees reshuffling the Supreme Judiciary Council and the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars (Ulema).

Sheikh Ghaihab bin Mohammed Al-Ghaihab has been appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court replacing Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Al-Keliyah, who has been relieved of the position upon his request, one decree said. 

“Al-Ghaihab will have the rank of a minister,” the Saudi Press Agency said quoting the decree.
The Judiciary Council will be headed by the justice minister and its members include the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Other members of the Judiciary Council are: Sheikh Shafi Al-Haqbani, Sheikh Mubasher Al-Gharman, Sheikh Saud Al-Muejib, Sheikh Mohammed Mirdad (all full-time members with the rank of Chief of the Court of Appeals), the deputy justice minister, chairman of the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Nessar, Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohaimeed, and Sheikh Fahd Al-Majed.
“The term of office for the president and members of the Judiciary Council shall be four years that can be renewed effective from Jan. 15, 2013,” the decree said.
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Yahya has been relieved of his position as secretary general of the Supreme Judiciary Council. He will be replaced by Sheikh Salman bin Mohammed Nashwan with the rank of Chief of the Court of Appeals.
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh will remain as president of the Ulema Council, which includes Sheikh Saleh Al-Laheedan, Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Asheikh as members.
Other members of the 20-member Ulema council are: Sheikh Saleh Al-Hosain, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Turki, Sheikh Abdullah Manie, Sheikh Saleh Bin Humaid, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq, Sheikh Ahmed Mubaraki, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Eissa, Sheikh Abdul Wahab Abu Sulaiman, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Khunain, Sheikh Yaqoub Al-Bahussein, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Keliyah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan Al-Asheikh, Sheikh Ali Hakami, Sheikh Abdul-Karim Al-Khudair, Sheikh Mohamed Al-Mukhtar Mohammed, Sheikh Qais Mubarak, and Sheikh Saad bin Turki Al-Khathlan.
With the exception of the president, the term of office of members shall be four years effective from Jan. 18, 2013.
King Abdullah appointed the following judges as members of the Supreme Court at the rank of Chief of Appeals Court, to replace the members appointed by the Royal Order No. (A / 8) dated on 19/2/1430AH: Sheikh Saad Al-Ghamdi, Sheikh Ahmed Hakami, Sheikh Abdullah Qassem, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Shaabi, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Hussein, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Mazroue, Sheikh Sulaiman Al-Hudaithi, Sheikh Abdul-Elah Al-Firyan, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Subaie.
 


Saudi Arabia participates at 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice

Prince Badr said the participation at the Venice exhibition shall promote Saudi Arabia’s culture and its various arts. (SPA)
Updated 22 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia participates at 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice

  • Saudi Arabia's pavilion will be under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and the implementation of Misk Art Institute

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will be taking part at the 58th International Art Exhibition 2019, to be held in Venice, Italy with a special pavilion on art in times of crises.

The exhibition will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The Kingdom's pavilion will be under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and the implementation of Misk Art Institute.

This participation comes under the title "After an illusion" expressing the role of art in times of crisis and political volatility.

Dr. Zahra AlGhamdi was chosen to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this occasion, while Dr. Iman Al-Jabreen as the pavilion's coordinator and Dr. Nada Shabout, as an academic and technical advisor.

In remarks on the occasion, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture and Chairman of Board of Directors of Misk Art Institute, said the Kingdom's participation comes in light of the interest and patronage of Saudi King Salman and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for culture which has contributed to highlighting the heritage, and national cultural achievements in an unprecedented way.

Prince Badr said the participation at the Venice exhibition shall promote Saudi Arabia’s culture and its various arts, stressing that the presence of a Saudi pavilion at the platform reflects the Kingdom’s important political, historic and cultural stance among world countries.