Saudi Cabinet backs unified Arab approach to security

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 13 March 2018
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Saudi Cabinet backs unified Arab approach to security

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed the recommendations of the 35th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council in Algeria and its reiteration of the importance of a unified approach to confronting security threats.
It also stressed eliminating the causes of security threats and addressing their effects, especially the challenges associated with intellectual security and combating extremism through social media and websites.
Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace on Tuesday, the Cabinet reviewed the 149th session of the Council of the Arab League at the level of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, commending the decisions of the session on various issues and events in the Arab arena.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the continuing fighting, random bombarding and human rights violations in Eastern Ghouta.
It also condemned the displacement of civilians and deterioration of the humanitarian situation, expressing the Kingdom’s regret over the failure to implement Security Council Resolution No. 2401, which called on all parties to observe a cease-fire for 30 days, and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the needy, stressing that the solution to the Syrian crisis should be political in accordance with the principles of the Geneva Declaration 1 and the Security Council resolution No. 2254.
The Cabinet was briefed on the outcomes of talks held by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visits to Egypt and the UK.
The Cabinet affirmed that the discussions by the crown prince and the delegation on bilateral cooperation and the signing of agreements and memorandums of understanding, embodied the deep relations between Saudi Arabia and the two countries. It would contribute to strengthening relations and enhance security and stability both regionally and internationally.
The Cabinet commended the joint statement issued at the conclusion of the visit to Egypt and the talks that dealt with cooperation between the countries in the political, security, military, cultural, educational, commercial, investment and tourism fields.
The Cabinet commended the launch of the Saudi-British Strategic Partnership Council as a mechanism for dialogue to enhance the bilateral relationship, including on the economy, defense, security, humanitarian aid, and regional and international issues.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.