FaceOf: Dr. Mohammed Al-Nuwairan, National Center for Palm and Dates in KSA

Dr. Mohammed Al-Nuwairan
Updated 13 September 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Mohammed Al-Nuwairan, National Center for Palm and Dates in KSA

  • After earning both his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in management science with a focus on manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management, Al-Nuwairan studied many international trade cases and worked closely with government and private agencies in bo

Dr. Mohammed Al-Nuwairan is the executive director of National Center for Palm and Dates (NCPD) in Saudi Arabia. 

The NCPD, along with the agency affiliated to the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture (MEWA), will be visiting Malaysia later this month to discuss developing the exportation of dates to Malaysia and other East Asian countries. 

The NCPD will be represented by Al-Nuwairan, while MEWA will be represented by the director-general of marketing, Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani. 

After earning both his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in management science with a focus on manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management, Al-Nuwairan studied many international trade cases and worked closely with government and private agencies in both the UK and Saudi Arabia.

Upon his return to the Kingdom, he served as an assistant professor at King Faisal University. He was then approached by NCPD approached to lead the department where his efforts have enhanced the development of the dates sector by focusing on production efficiency, product quality, and effective marketing strategies within the Kingdom and abroad.

Al-Nuwairan has encouraged creativity and innovation and strengthened the collaborative effort to find the best strategic processes worldwide, increasing the efficiency of the production and supply chain process and leveraging the dates sector as a key source of the Kingdom’s national income.


US denies ‘final conclusion’ reached on Khashoggi case

Updated 18 November 2018
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US denies ‘final conclusion’ reached on Khashoggi case

  • A US newspaper published what it claimed were details of an intelligence report on the case
  • ‘The State Department will continue to seek all relevant facts’

JEDDAH: The US government denied on Saturday it had reached a final conclusion over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi after a US newspaper published what it claimed were details of an intelligence report on the case. 
“Recent reports indicating that the US government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.
“There remain numerous unanswered questions with respect to the murder of Mr. Khashoggi. The State Department will continue to seek all relevant facts,” she said.
“In the meantime, we will continue to consult Congress, and work with other nations to hold accountable those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.”

But President Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday that his administration would get “a very full report,” including who was responsible for Khashoggi’s death, on Monday or Tuesday.
The Washington Post published an article citing anonymous sources, who it says are close to the CIA which suggests the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the killing — something Saudi Arabia vehemently denies.
The Kingdom’s public prosecutor on Thursday released details of its investigation, saying the decision to kill the journalist was made by the head of a rogue mission during an attempt to repatriate him. The prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five of the suspects. 
On Saturday, Donald Trump spoke with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from Air Force One, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. 
Trump praised US relations with Saudi Arabia when he was asked about the case. Saudi Arabia is “a truly spectacular ally in terms of jobs and economic development,” the US president said.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman, strongly denied the Washington Post story, and said he did not tell Khashoggi to go to Turkey, as the report claimed. 
“I never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to Turkey for any reason. I ask the US government to release any information regarding this claim,” Prince Khalid said
Khashoggi, a Saudi who lived in the United States, was a columnist for the Post.
He was killed on Oct. 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul after he went to get marriage documents.