Saudi museum owners visit UAE

Updated 07 December 2012
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Saudi museum owners visit UAE

A group of 30 private museum owners has traveled to the United Arab Emirates this week to get acquainted with the experiences of Dubai and Sharjah in the field of heritage museums.
The visit is the outcome of the first Private Museum Owners Forum that was held in Riyadh in May 2011, which recommended benefiting from other countries’ experiences in improving performance and achieving safety. By organizing the trip, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) aims to have the owners acquainted with pioneer experiences of heritage museums in the UAE and find ways to develop ones in Saudi Arabia. It also aims for the owners to see the value of tourism development and of maintaining urban heritage.
The trip also shows owners the best ways for showcasing, documenting and preserving antiques, as well as the use of modern technology and the Internet in museums and in promoting urban heritage.
The trip’s schedule includes visits to Islamic, heritage, marine, and scientific museums.
The SCTA has been supporting private museums by granting free licenses and working on improving museums’ standards.
Current SCTA services to museums consist of promotion, restoration of antiques when required, setting up of museums in touristic places, and helping owners to develop their exhibitions via special programs.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

  • The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.