Saudi border guards rescue two divers, one child 

Members of Saudi border guard. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 February 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue two divers, one child 

  • The search and rescue teams in Jeddah managed to rescue two people who went diving
  • In another incident, the search and rescue teams at Jeddah Border Guards rescued an 8-year Yemeni boy

Makkah Border Guards rescued on Sunday three people from drowning in the Red Sea, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The search and rescue teams in Jeddah managed to rescue two people who went diving.  

Media spokesman for the border guards command in Makkah, Major Fares Al-Maliki, explained that Border Guards 994 received a call about two divers who went missing.

“Jeddah Borders Guards immediately sent patrols to search the area and were able to find the two divers,” he said.

In another incident, the search and rescue teams at Jeddah Border Guards rescued an 8-year Yemeni boy from drowning while he was swimming in Abhar swimming pool.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.