King denounces Peshawar attack

Updated 20 December 2014
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King denounces Peshawar attack

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has strongly condemned the Taleban terrorist attack on an army-run school in Pakistan that killed 148 people including 132 children.
“We have heard about the news of this terrorist attack with profound pain and grief,” said King Abdullah in a message to Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain.
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, also sent a similar message to the president.
Both King Abdullah and Prince Salman conveyed their condolences to the president and the relatives of victims on behalf of the Saudi government and people over the deaths caused by the terrorist attack.
A brigadier who survived the massacre told the CNN: “We tried to run. I was shot in my shoulder. The attackers had no sense of humanity. They killed little children. Muslims would not do this.”


Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

Updated 19 December 2018
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Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, officially opened an exhibition in Riyadh showcasing Korean history and culture. He was joined at the event by Professor Bae Kidong, the director general of the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, and Korean Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jo Byung-Wook.
Titled “Korean History and Culture: an Enchanting Journey to the Korean Civilization,” the exhibition — which will be at the National Museum until March 7, 2019 and is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia — features rare artifacts that showcase Korean archaeology, civilization and folklore, as well as a selection of exhibits from the Korean National Museum.
Prince Sultan said that such cooperation in the field of culture and archaeology is very important, especially since Korea has a great and ancient culture, and given its important relationship with Saudi Arabia through the years.
On behalf of the Korean government and people, Prof. Bae expressed his sincere appreciation to the Kingdom for hosting the exhibition.