Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan, president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan
Updated 18 July 2019

Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan, president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan has been the president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) since March 2018.

He recently addressed a Beirut conference, organized by NAUSS in cooperation with the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Directorate, on the role of civil protection bodies in securing tourist facilities.

The director general of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, Maj. Gen. Imad Osman, the Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Al-Bukhari, and envoys and delegations from several Arab countries were present at the meeting.

Al-Banyan spoke about the necessity of security and safety for tourists and stressed the importance of providing security services in tourist establishments to protect staff, property and facilities.

He gained a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory sciences from King Saud University (KSU) in 2001, and three years later obtained a master’s degree in blood transfusion and organ transplant from the University of Bristol, in the UK. In 2009, he completed a Ph.D. in blood transfusion in clinical medicine from the University of Oxford, also in the UK.

From 2009 to 2016 Al-Banyan worked as an assistant professor in hematology at KSU. He was then promoted to associate professor until his appointment as the president of NAUSS.

He sat on the board of KSU from 2011 to 2013 and was a supervisor of the academic quality and the accreditation unit for the faculty of applied medical sciences between 2009 and 2010. He was also a member of the board at Prince Sultan University, in Riyadh.


Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

Updated 17 August 2019

Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

  • Houthis claim responsibility for the attack on the plant
  • The drones hit the plant, causing a small fire that was quickly extinguished

DUBAI: The Saudi energy minister Khalid Al-Falih has confirmed that a drone strike hit the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility causing a small fire on Saturday.

In a statement condemning the attack, Falih said there had been “no injuries” and that the fire had been put out after the several drones were fired at the plant.

“This cowardly attack once again highlights the importance of the international community's response to all terrorist agents who carry out such acts of sabotage, including the Iran backed Houthi militias,” Falih said in the statement.

The Houthis later claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Saudi Aramco’s response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah NGL facility,” a statement released on the oil giant’s website read.

“There were no injuries and no interruptions to Saudi Aramco’s oil operations. We will provide further details as they become available.”

The Houthis have carried out a number of attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks and months, targeting residential areas and airports.