Hadi must be restored as Yemen president: UN chief

Updated 10 February 2015

Hadi must be restored as Yemen president: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Sunday for the restoration of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s authority after Houthi militia seized power.
“The situation is very, very seriously deteriorating, with the Houthis taking power and making this government vacuum,” Ban said, referring to the Shiite militia which dissolved the Sanaa government and Parliament on Friday.
“There must be restoration of legitimacy of President Hadi,” the UN chief told reporters after talks with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
Earlier, Ban conveyed his condolences to King Salman, the royal family, the government and the Saudi people, on the passing of King Abdullah. Ban highlighted King Abdullah’s efforts to promote progress in Saudi Arabia and his hard work to tackle regional and international challenges. He underscored the late king’s initiatives to promote inter-faith dialogue, lauding his vital humanitarian support to fight poverty and hunger through the UN.
Most of the topics covered during his meeting with the king focused on the Syrian and Iraqi crises, Yemen turmoil and general stability in the Middle East.
“We agreed that everything possible must be done to reduce terrorism, both from Yemen and from Islamic State, ” Ban said.
“The king reaffirmed his support for the Arab Peace Initiative, which I warmly welcomed. We also discussed how the UN can contribute to global efforts to counter terrorism, and I thanked His Majesty for the continued support of Saudi Arabia.” Ban said.
The UN head also held talks with other senior Saudi officials including Ali Al-Naimi, minister of petroleum and mineral resources and Nizar bin Obaid Madani, minister of state for foreign affairs, on regional peace and security, development, climate change and other issues of common interest.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.