Arab-Chinese Digital Library celebrates 1st anniversary

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The King Abdul Aziz Public Library branch at the University of Beijing celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Arab-Chinese Digital Library. (SPA)
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The King Abdul Aziz Public Library branch at the University of Beijing celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Arab-Chinese Digital Library. (SPA)
Updated 21 July 2019

Arab-Chinese Digital Library celebrates 1st anniversary

RIYADH: The branch of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library (KAPL) at the University of Beijing celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Arab-Chinese Digital Library.
It was inaugurated in July 2018 by China’s president at the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, in the presence of Arab foreign ministers and the Arab League secretary-general.
This came after the league assigned the establishment of the digital library to KAPL, as a pioneer in promoting Arab culture and developing Arab libraries.
KAPL, as part of its contributions to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan, is keen to enrich the world with distinguished cultural projects and build bridges between Saudi and other cultures worldwide.
“The Arab-Chinese Digital Library is a channel for dialogue between the Arab and Chinese peoples through the exchange of traditional and non-traditional sources of information, in accordance with the information infrastructure used in Arab countries and its adaptability to the one used in China,” said the library’s deputy general supervisor, Dr. Abdul Karim bin Abdulrahman Al-Zaid.
“It also promotes and documents the partnership between Arab countries’ national libraries and China.”
The project aims to strengthen ties and coordination between libraries in Arab League member states and China.


Saudi-led Arab coalition forces intercept 2 more Houthi drones

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Saudi-led Arab coalition forces intercept 2 more Houthi drones

  • Three drones, six ballistic missiles launched toward Saudi Arabia by Houthis in a span of 24 hours
  • All six missiles and three drones were shot down by Coalition air defenses

JEDDAH: Two more drones launched by Houthi "terrorists" from Sanaa toward Saudi Arabia were shot down early Monday, Coalition forces supporting Yemen's legitimate government said. 

Coalition forces have successfully intercepted six ballistic missiles and three drones launched by the Houthis toward Saudi Arabia in a span of 24 hours from Sunday morning.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said the two drones were intercepted and shot down over Yemeni air space by Saudi-led air defense forces.

On Sunday evening, six ballistic missiles fired from Yemen were also intercepted by the coalition as they headed towards Jazan in south-west Saudi Arabia.

Al-Maliki said the missiles were launched by Houthis from Saada province "in an attempt to target civilian and civilian installations in Jazan city.” 

Earlier on Sunday, the coalition shot down a Houthi drone targeting the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt, state news agency SPA reported.

The drone attack targeting Khamis Mushayt, state was the second on the city in recent days. 

Earlier this month, 10 drones attacked the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant in Saudi Arabia near the UAE border. The attack caused no injuries and did not disrupt operations, Saudi Arabia said.

Al-Maliki said the attacks reflect the size of the Houthi’s losses on the battlefield in Yemen as a result “of the continuing military operations deep inside Saada governorate.”

"All attempts by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to launch drones are doomed to fail and the coalition takes all operational procedures and best practices of engagement rules to deal with these drones to protect civilians," Al-Maliki said on Monday.