Saudi King Salman receives US Secretary of State

King Salman receives US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (SPA)
Updated 22 October 2017
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Saudi King Salman receives US Secretary of State

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman received US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday.
During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations, prospects of cooperation between the two countries and latest developments in the region.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to the US, Prince Khaled bin Salman, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.
On the American side, the meeting was attended by Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State, Margaret J.A. Peterlin, Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Riyadh, Christopher Henzel, and a number of officials.


Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

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Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) has joined Morocco’s Mohammadian League of Scholars in a joint program to encourage enlightened Islamic speech and combat extremism.
A research and data sharing agreement between the two organizations was signed during a visit by Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, MWL secretary-general, to the league headquarters in Rabat, where he met with Ahmed Al-Abadi, the organization’s leader.
Along with information sharing, the agreement includes joint scientific research and publishing initiatives, and invitations to take part in conferences, panel discussions, cultural programs, and joint training programs and workshops.
A committee from both organizations will decide on an annual executive program to identify joint projects.
The agreement follows an international conference hosted by MWL with the Mohammadian League of Scholars under the theme “Deconstruction of Extremist Discourse.”
Leading thinkers and researchers from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria took part in the two-day conference early this month in Rabat.
The conference discussed interventions on deconstructing the extremist discourse, the intellectual ideas of extremists and their rebuttal, sectarian extremism and strategies to prevent the spread of extremism.
Earlier, Al-Issa said that cultural communication generates understanding among nations … and this leads to the alliance of civilizations.
He said extremism was a general and comprehensive concept, and to attribute it only to Islam was false since it also had intellectual, political and racial aspects.