Condolences pour in over deputy governor of Asir Prince Mansour bin Muqrin’s death in air crash

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin. (Courtesy photo)
Updated 07 November 2017
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Condolences pour in over deputy governor of Asir Prince Mansour bin Muqrin’s death in air crash

JEDDAH: Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, deputy governor of Asir region, has been killed in a air crash, the Royal Court announced on Monday.
The prince, accompanied by officials, boarded a helicopter to tour a number of coastal projects west of Abha city on Sunday morning, the Interior Ministry’s security spokesman said.
While he was returning in the evening, contact with the helicopter was lost in the vicinity of the Reda reserve.
The funeral prayer will be performed at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh after Asr prayer on Tuesday.
King Salman paid a visit to the palace of his brother Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz and offered condolences on the death of the son of Prince Muqrin.
For his part, Prince Muqrin consoled the king on the death of Prince Mansur and his accompanying delegation.
Later, King Salman received messages of condolences and sympathy from Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa; Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah; and Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

 


Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

Updated 16 July 2019
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Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

CAIRO: Dr. Khalid Al-Ghamdi, chairman of the Arab Media Standing Committee and general supervisor of foreign media at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media, called for coordinated Arab efforts to overcome regional challenges particularly the Palestinian issue and terrorism.
Al-Ghamdi was presiding over the committee’s 93rd session held at Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.
He said the meeting discussed a number of key issues including the Arab Media Charter of Honor. It was, Al-Ghamdi said, a continuation of previous meetings to discuss their outcomes and review the results in the light of proposals put forward by different member Arab countries.
The meeting was also attended by Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General for Social Affairs Ambassador Badr El-Din Alali, Counselor Fawzi Al-Ghwail, director of the technical department of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, representatives of Arab member states, representatives of Arab information ministries and the heads of Arab media agencies and institutions.
Alali said the Palestinian question continues to remain the main issue in addition to the terrorist threats, sustainable development and the Arab image in the West.
“Implementing the Arab Media Strategy and improving media practices using the latest technologies is vital for media to effectively contributing to awareness programs and supporting the region’s vital issues.”
He said the inclusion of the Arab Media Charter of Honor and media education to the agenda is of great importance.
He also express resolve to counter the phenomenon of fake news and that the Arab media is serious about countering this problem.