Riyadh ‘a beacon of Arab culture’: Kuwaiti envoy

Al-Sabah praised efforts exerted by the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, to improve the Kingdom’s cultural scene. (SPA)
Updated 16 March 2019
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Riyadh ‘a beacon of Arab culture’: Kuwaiti envoy

  • Al-Sabah praised efforts exerted by the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan

RIYADH: Riyadh is a beacon of Arab culture, according to Sheikh Ali Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ambassador to the Kingdom.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Riyadh International Book Fair, the envoy lauded the diverse Arab participation in the event, which highlights the book fair’s importance in the region.
Al-Sabah praised efforts exerted by the Saudi minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, to improve the Kingdom’s cultural scene.
“Kuwaiti government institutions, publishing houses and libraries have brought a sense of diversity to the event. Showcasing these historical and intellectual publications reflects the true identity of Kuwait,” Al-Sabah said. 


Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel.