Three new universities in Jeddah, Bisha and Hafr Al-Baten

Updated 02 April 2014
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Three new universities in Jeddah, Bisha and Hafr Al-Baten

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered the establishment of three new universities in Jeddah, Bisha and Hafr Al-Baten.
Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari, who made this announcement, also said King Abdulaziz University’s branches in north Jeddah as well as colleges in Khulais and Kamil would be brought under the new Jeddah University, which will have a total of 18 colleges and institutes.
The Bisha University will be formed bringing together King Khaled University’s branch in Bisha and other colleges in neighboring principalities.
The Hafr Al-Baten University would be established by transforming the branches of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and Dammam University in Hafr Al-Baten and nearby principalities, the minister said.


King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

Updated 32 min 52 sec ago
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King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

  • Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Islamic Summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement, King Salman has sent an invitation to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and leaders of other Arab countries to two summits to discuss the recent attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the UAE and on Saudi Arabia's oil pipelines and their repercussions on the region. 

“The attack on ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates and the terrorist-backed Iran-backed Houthi militias’ attack on two oil pumping stations in the Kingdom have serious implications for regional and international peace and security and for the supply and stability of world oil markets,” the foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.