Saudi cultural buzz brought to Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif

The Saudi culture authority seeks to provide myriad cultural activities suitable for all segments of society. (SPA)
Updated 14 September 2018
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Saudi cultural buzz brought to Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif

  • The program includes an exhibition of visual arts, Arabic calligraphy, live theater performances

The General Culture Authority has announced its participation in the exhibition accompanying the Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif, through a variety of programs and cultural events.

The program includes an exhibition of visual arts, Arabic calligraphy, live theater performances, as well as workshops to provide opportunities for Saudi artists to highlight their talents and inspire the young generation to develop their creative skills.

The authority seeks to provide myriad cultural activities suitable for all segments of society as part of its plans to enhance the local cultural movement to achieve Vision 2030 and provide an innovative environment that paves the way for raising a generation distinguished in culture, arts and literature. 


Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

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Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

  • A funeral prayer was held for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers
  • Another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer

JEDDAH: Funeral prayers were performed for murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah Friday.
The congregation prayed the absentee funeral prayers for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers, and another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer earlier in the day.
The prayers came a day after Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said it was seeking the death penalty for death five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of Khashoggi.
Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 by a lethal injection after a struggle, and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, Shalaan Al-Shalaan, deputy public prosecutor and spokesman, told reporters in Riyadh on Thursday.
The investigation into Khashoggi’s death will continue and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Thursday that the Kingdom is committed to holding those involved in the murder accountable through the judiciary.