Riyadh donates $100m to counterterrorism center

Updated 30 January 2014

Riyadh donates $100m to counterterrorism center

Saudi Arabia has donated $100 million to the International Center for Counterterrorism (ICCT), an umbrella organization of the United Nations.
Earlier, the Kingdom had supported the establishment of the New York-based ICCT by providing $10 million.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, for extending his support to the United Nations’ endeavors to fight terrorism in the form assistance to the center.
The appreciation came on Tuesday at a meeting between Ban Ki-moon and Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal before the start of the Conference of Geneva 2, which began on Wednesday in the Swiss city of Montreux.
The two dignitaries discussed several issues including the peace process in Syria and the urgent need to stop the Syrian crisis which has been continuing for the past three years.
It may be mentioned that Saudi Arabia initiated the idea to set up the center in 2005, and signed an agreement with the United Nations to create it in 2011.


Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

Updated 30 September 2020

Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

  • The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony

LONDON: A virtual awards ceremony celebrating Saudi graduates from UK universities was held on Wednesday evening with the British and Saudi ambassadors in attendance. 

The Study UK Alumni Awards event was held to celebrate the success of Saudi students and their contribution to their professions and their community in the Kingdom.

The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony, which was streamed on the Facebook pages of the British Embassy in Riyadh and the British Council.

He was joined by Neil Crompton, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

The ceremony’s awards were split into three categories — the Professional Achievement award won by Dr. Samar Khan of Nottingham Trent University, the Entrepreneurial award won by Abdulaziz Alsaeed of Newcastle University and the Social Impact award, which was given to Dr. Mawya Khafaji from the University of Exeter.