Palestinian conjoined twins arrive in Riyadh

Palestinian conjoined twins arrive in Riyadh for treatment (AFP)
Updated 25 December 2017
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Palestinian conjoined twins arrive in Riyadh

RIYADH: Following the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Palestinian conjoined twins Hanin and Farah on Sunday arrived at King Salman Airbase in Riyadh, accompanied by their father, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
The twins were reportedly admitted to King Abdulaziz Medical City in coordination with King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) for treatment and the possibility of their separation.
Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, an adviser at the Royal Court and the general supervisor of the KSRelief, said the twins are two girls joined in the abdominal and pelvic areas, each with one lower limb and joined in an abnormal third end. They also share some internal organs, which require delicate medical tests to determine joint organs and the possibility of their separation, he said.


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.