Saudi academic wins highest award for Arabic-language teaching

Associate professor of applied languages at King Saud University (KSU), Hasan bin Mohammed Al-Shumrani, receives the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arabic-Language. (SPA)
Updated 27 June 2017
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Saudi academic wins highest award for Arabic-language teaching

RIYADH: Associate professor of applied languages at King Saud University (KSU), Hasan bin Mohammed Al-Shumrani, has won the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language.
Al-Shumrani received the award in recognition of his interactive initiative for non-Arabic-speaking people. He supervised the launch of the project at KSU in 2012. So far 40,000 people have benefitted from the program.
The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language is considered the highest award in the field. It was launched by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. The award is aimed at promoting the language and encouraging those working on it.
On this occasion, the rector of KSU, Badran bin Abdul Rahman Al-Omar, said he appreciated the efforts of Al-Shumrani on his supervision of the scheme.
Al-Omar considered the award represented a national achievement that made the Kingdom feel proud.


Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

Updated 27 May 2019
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Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai, met on Sunday to review the "brotherly historical relations" between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
They also discussed the promising opportunities for cooperation in various fields, SPA said.
The meeting was attended by top officials from both sides.
Before the meeting, King Salman received the Dubai crown prince at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah and had iftaar together, along with other officials including  Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and the chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais. 
King Salman is spending the last ten days of Ramadan in the holy city of Makkah.