King Salman honors winners of King Faisal International Prize

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Winner of KFIP2017 Service to Islam Award King Salman with other award winners at the ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday. (Photos by Bandar Al-Jaloud)
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King Salman being welcomed at the KFIP2017 award ceremony by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Riyadh Gov. Faisal bin Bandar, Prince Turki Al-Faisal and Prince Sultan bin Salman.
Updated 05 April 2017
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King Salman honors winners of King Faisal International Prize

RIYADH: King Salman presented awards to the winners of the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for 2017 on Tuesday night at a ceremony attended by princes, senior government officials, academics and scientists here at Al-Faisaliyah Hotel.
Launched by the King Faisal Foundation (KFF), the KFIP recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five categories: Service to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature, medicine and science.
Each category prize consists of a certificate, a commemorative 24-carat gold medal and SR750,000 ($199,987).
The aim is to inspire Muslims to participate in all aspects of human civilization, as well as enrich human knowledge and develop mankind.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, chairman of the KFIP board, presented King Salman with an award for his service to Islam. The monarch then presented prizes to the winners in other categories.
The prize for Islamic studies went to Ridwan Al-Sayyid, a professor at the University of Lebanon.
The prize for Arabic language and literature went to the Arabic Language Academy of Jordan, for its efforts to transfer science and technology via translation, Arabize technical terms, publish specialized glossaries and make Arabic a language of instruction.
Tadamitsu Kishimoto, professor of immunology at Osaka University, Japan, was given the prize for medicine.
The prize for science was shared by Daniel Loss, professor of physics at Basel University, Switzerland, and Dutch Professor Laurens Molenkamp for their exceptional contributions to physics.


Players arrive safely in Rostov after minor technical fault with plane: Saudi football federation

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Players arrive safely in Rostov after minor technical fault with plane: Saudi football federation

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said everyone is safe after a minor technical fault with the plane carrying the team to Rostov, in Russia. 

A video, which appeared on Social media, showed a fire on one of the aircraft’s engines.

In a Twitter post, the federation confirmed the team had landed safely in Rostov, where they will play Group A favorites Uruguay in the World Cup on Wednesday.