Russian institute to confer honorary doctorate on King Salman today

King Salman
Updated 07 October 2017
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Russian institute to confer honorary doctorate on King Salman today

MOSCOW: King Salman will be granted an honorary doctorate on Saturday by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), which is operated by Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
“MGIMO is proud to welcome the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques during his truly historic visit to Russia, and we are proud to include His Majesty among MGIMO’s honorary degree-holders,” the institute’s Rector Anatoly Torkunov told Arab News.
Its honorary doctorates acknowledge recipients’ roles in strengthening relations between their country and Russia, and their contribution to global stability and prosperity.
Previous recipients include Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Jordan’s King Abdallah, former French President Jacques Chirac, former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali, and Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In 2016, MGIMO signed a cooperation agreement with the Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies at the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
MGIMO, founded in 1944, prepares diplomats for the Foreign Ministry. “Despite its proximity to political elites, MGIMO has always maintained the spirit of intellectual freedom, encouraging independent thinking in its students,” its website says.
The Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged MGIMO for the number of languages it teaches — 53.


Saudi courts recover $3.4bn after enforcing foreign rulings

Special Criminal Court in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 24 May 2018
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Saudi courts recover $3.4bn after enforcing foreign rulings

  • The most recent one came from a court in Virginia, forcing a Saudi tourism company to pay $3,758,000 (SR14 million) to a US company

JEDDAH: Saudi enforcement courts have recovered more than $3.4 billion after imposing a number of foreign rulings. 

The rulings came from foreign arbitration committees and courts concerning individuals, companies and entities inside the Kingdom.

The most recent one came from a court in Virginia, forcing a Saudi tourism company to pay $3,758,000 (SR14 million) to a US company.

“We have received more than 400 applications from a number of applicants who are following up on foreign rulings implementation. The enforcement courts are working hard to process them and enforce the rulings, whether they are concerning individuals, investors, companies or other institutions,” the ministry said.