Muslim World League chief, Singaporean president hold talks to promote tolerance, human coexistence

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean presents an award to MWL Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa in Singapore on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 18 October 2017

Muslim World League chief, Singaporean president hold talks to promote tolerance, human coexistence

JEDDAH: The president of the Republic of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, has received and welcomed the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who’s currently visiting Singapore.
During the reception, several topics related to promoting tolerance and human coexistence were discussed.
Moreover, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Home Affairs Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam also met with Al-Issa and discussed several topics of mutual interest.
An award was presented to Al-Issa by Singapore’s deputy prime minister in recognition of the MWL’s efforts in promoting intercultural and interreligious communication, and its activities that aim to instill and spread the values of moderation and tolerance among human communities in order to achieve world peace.
The reception was held under the patronage of Singapore’s deputy prime Minister and attended by a group of Singaporean diplomats, officials and leaders.

UAE celebrates Saudi National Day

Updated 23 September 2018

UAE celebrates Saudi National Day

DUBAI: The celebratory mood to mark Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day has reached as far as New York, with Nasdaq displaying images of the Kingdom’s rulers at its tower on Times Square in New York while Dubai carrier Emirates is pulling out all the stops to join in the festivities.

The Dubai airline operated a special one-off A380 service, known as EK 813 and EK 814, on Sunday to the capital city of Riyadh, touching down at King Khalid International Airport at 3:30pm. The return flight was scheduled to depart at 6:50pm.

A YouTube video from Emirates also showed crew handing out scarves embroidered with the countries’ flags, as well as white roses, to passengers while boarding the A380 aircraft.


Nasdaq Dubai, the UAE-based operations of the New York equities exchange, posted: “Best wishes from #NasdaqDubai to #SaudiArabia on the occasion of the 88th National day” in its Twitter account, along with photos containing images of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed being projected on a huge electronic billboard. A separate tweet also showed an 11-second video with the merged UAE and Saudi Arabian flags fluttering on the billboard.



Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, will be illuminated in the national flag of Saudi Arabia, in a display of friendship between the UAE and its Gulf neighbor.

In the UAE’s capital, the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police decorated 88 of their cars – one for every year being celebrated – with the flags of Saudi Arabia and the UAE and the words “Together Forever.”

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways’ Wesam Sameer Al-Najjar, the only Saudi National A380 pilot in the world, together with Captain Ahmed Almalood from the UAE, flew the A380 Year of Zayed aircraft to Jeddah for a special one-off service to mark the event.