FaceOf: Al-Hassan Al-Manakhara, executive director of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Center for Moderation

Updated 09 November 2018
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FaceOf: Al-Hassan Al-Manakhara, executive director of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Center for Moderation

  • Al-Manakhara joined the teaching staff of KAU in 2007, working there as an instructor until 2013
  • Al-Manakhara also works as an assistant professor at KAU in the Department of Educational Diploma Program

Al-Hassan Al-Manakhara has been the executive director of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Center for Moderation at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah since 2016.

During the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s second symposium on combating extremism and terrorism, Al-Manakhara described the work of the moderation center, which he said was the only institution to award degrees in the subject of moderation.

Terrorism and extremism “have no religion,” he added, as he referred to the Kingdom’s important role as the representative of religious moderation.

Al-Manakhara also works as an assistant professor at KAU in the Department of Educational Diploma Program. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Arabic language and literature from KAU in 2003. 

He received a master’s degree in Arabic from the University of Jordan in Amman in 2006 and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching methods from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.

Al-Manakhara joined the teaching staff of KAU in 2007, working there as an instructor until 2013. 

He then spent a year as supervisor of the scholarship and graduate studies unit at the English language institute at KAU. 

From 2014 to 2016, he was the general supervisor of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also acted as an adviser to the vice president of KAU on business and innovative knowledge. 


Finance Minister Al-Jadaan leads Saudi delegation at Arab economic summit

Updated 10 min 25 sec ago
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Finance Minister Al-Jadaan leads Saudi delegation at Arab economic summit

  • Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari received the minister

JEDDAH: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan arrived in Beirut on Saturday to lead the Saudi delegation at an Arab economic summit. 

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari and other embassy officials received the minister.

The meeting is the first economic and development summit to be held since 2013, and comes as Syria, Yemen and Libya remain gripped by violence and Iraq confronts a massive reconstruction challenge after its costly victory over Daesh.

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said nearly half of all refugees “come from our Arab world.”

Lebanon is home to some 1 million Syrian refugees, or a quarter of the country’s population.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun told the opening session that Lebanon is overwhelmed by the presence of Syrian and Palestinian refugees, who make about half the population of the tiny country, which is struggling with an economic crisis.