King Salman, President Putin discuss efforts to stabilize energy markets

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attend a welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, in this October 5, 2017 photo. (AFP)
Updated 22 November 2017
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King Salman, President Putin discuss efforts to stabilize energy markets

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed bilateral and mutual efforts to stabilize energy markets and means to promote such joint actions in a call on Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The pair discussed relations binding their two countries and chances to enhance them, in addition to latest regional developments and efforts exerted, in this regard, along promoting joint endeavors to combat extremism and fight terrorism, in order to bring about regional security and stability.


FaceOf: Maysan Mamoun, founder of COdesign Arabia

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FaceOf: Maysan Mamoun, founder of COdesign Arabia

Maysan Mamoun is the founder of COdesign Arabia, a professional design studio that focuses on a design approach that engages, connects and involves communities in the creative process through participation. Mamoun is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute Of Canada. 

Mamoun attained a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2009, a master’s degree in architecture from Carlton University in Ottawa, Canada in 2013, an executive degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US in 2015, a post-professional master’s in architecture from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2016. 

Her previous work includes working as an intern architect at Saudi Diyar Consulting from June 2008-July 2008, intern architect at MOK Architects from November 2009-February 2010 and creative director at Moreyat.

She participated at the Tasmeem Fair, organized by the Saudi Art Council, and presented her work “The Abode,’’ derived from our limited perception of time and place, and is basically a space that represents both tangible and abstract materials, providing a harmonious understanding of our existential experience.

“The idea that I want to deliver here is the meaning of life unlimited — ‘Donia’ —  and the infinite ‘hereafter,’ through two materials, wax and ice. I wanted to form the shape of wax based on the ice to resemble the meaning of good deeds in life and how they last.’’