Song written by Saudi gives hope to Yemenis

Updated 13 May 2015
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Song written by Saudi gives hope to Yemenis

Prominent Saudi scholar, author and TV host Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan has written a new song which is currently being played on radio and TV stations across Saudi Arabia as well as in Yemen. The song has been well received and is seen as source of hope and strength for many throughout both the Kingdom and Yemen during this time of tension.
“The song is entitled ‘O Yemeni People,’ and it's intention is to spread hope and inspiration among Yemenis, particularly those in Aden who have been greatly affected by the fighting,” he said.
"Truce could be in sight", Al-Hassan commented, "but the country and its people have suffered a lot in the wake of the campaign to restore the legitimate Yemeni government."
He added: “In the Kingdom, the song is being sung on Sella TV, MBC FM and Radio Riyadh by Yemeni Mohammed Aryimee. The music was created by Harban, a composer from Jazan. It is also being sung on Aden TV."
Al-Hassan said that in writing the song, he kept in mind the efforts of the Kingdom in leading a 10-nation coalition to restore the legitimate government in Yemen.
He said that the Kingdom did not only form a ten-nation coalition, but also contributed powerfully in terms of providing fighter jets and Saudi pilots. It also gave $274 million in aid to Yemen through the United Nations.
The song aims to rebuild the confidence of the Yemeni people, and to make them feel more at ease after the Houthi rebels displaced the legitimate government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, he said.
Earlier, he also wrote a play on the reasons behind Operation Decisive Storm for elementary pupils of Al-Khaleej School in Riyadh.
He said that the second three-hour episode of “100 Days of Accomplishment” will be shown on Sella TV on Thursday. The program aims to showcase the accomplishments of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman throughout the last 100 days since he ascended to the throne, Al-Hassan said.
He added that the program also discusses the 50 years of King Salman as the former governor of Riyadh. “He certainly performed well in this role. When he took over as governor, the population of Riyadh was only 200,000. Now, it is 6 million. During his tenure, the United Nations also selected Riyadh as the ‘10th most Intelligent City’ in the world,” he said.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.