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. 


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.