Half a million pay tributes to Prince Saud on Twitter

Updated 14 July 2015
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Half a million pay tributes to Prince Saud on Twitter

JEDDAH: The hashtag (#Saud_Faisal) led the Twitter website with more than 500,000 tweets a few hours after the announcement of his death.

A large number of politicians, celebrities and journalists commemorated Prince Saud Al-Faisal. Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir beseeched God to have mercy on the soul of the prince who will be missed by the Arab and Islamic nation. Bahraini Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmad described his death as a great loss to the nation.
At the local level Princess Haifa bint Abdulaziz said Prince Saud was respected even in his death. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harithi said: “Saddam Hussein ... didn’t hesitate to say ‘I have never known anyone as clever as Saud Al-Faisal; he made the world stand by me during my war against Iran, and against me when I entered Kuwait'."
Mohammad Al-Areefi prayed for the soul of Saud Al-Faisal. Yasir Al-Qahtani, the football player, commiserated with the nation over the loss of the prince.
Kuwaiti writer Sadiya Mefreh consoled the Saudi and Arab nations for the death of the Prince Saud, saying he was a pillar of Arab diplomacy.
Egyptian journalist Emad Al-Din Adeeb said he was the cleverest man he had ever met, while Ayman Sayyad said Al-Faisal spent 40 years in diplomacy and history; he lived through Camp David, the occupation of Kuwait and the fall of Baghdad then the Arab Spring.


Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

Updated 21 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

  • International and Arab musicians are set to perform
  • The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will be hosting a three-day music festival during the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December.

International and Arab musicians are set to perform for fans to celebrate the first staging of the Formula E race.

The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah where six major artists will be performing each night from December 13, 14 and after the race itself on December 15.

“The ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is set to be the hottest ticket in town for so many reasons, from breath-taking electric racing, to entertainment, to culture. Soon everyone will find out who is coming, and we can promise a festival of music that offers fans, friends and families an unmissable experience,” Vice-Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, said.

“We suggest fans avoid the rush by getting your ticket now to avoid disappointment after the names are released,” he added.