Saudi Tourism body handicraft program receives award in India

The main objectives of the program are to build a skilled professional group that can produce products at the local and global level. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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Saudi Tourism body handicraft program receives award in India

  • The event was organized in the Craft Village in the Indian capital New Delhi

JEDDAH: The National Handicraft Development Program “Bari,” a flagship program of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has won the Best Handicraft Organization award in the second edition of the India Craft Week. The event was organized in the Craft Village in the Indian capital New Delhi.
Indian Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi presented the award.
The main objectives of the program are to build a skilled professional group that can produce products at the local and global level, expand the base of product diversity and quality, as well as the economic and tourism diversification of a sustainable economic industry, in addition to the expansion of craft creativity centers.
Bari last year organized a skills-based training program for the development of female artisans in Riyadh in partnership with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (TMF) of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.
The art and craft training focused on the development of Al-Kharazah craft techniques and trainees had the opportunity to learn new techniques.


Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

Updated 24 June 2019
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Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

  • Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah
  • Said Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition

RIYADH: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia has suffered heavy losses and as a result they have been targeting civilians and civilian installations.
Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah in violation of the Stockholm agreement.
He said that the Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition, but “we will apply international law.”
He added that the coalition has started providing financial assistance to those affected by accidents in Yemen and the coalition has already compensated 116 people affected.