Riyadh Book Fair starts 11-day run tomorrow

Updated 03 March 2014

Riyadh Book Fair starts 11-day run tomorrow

The Ministry of Culture and Information will launch the Riyadh International Book Fair Tuesday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC) to boost nationalization initiatives and provide a platform for interaction between intellectuals, writers and the public.
The 11-day book fair will open its doors for visitors on Mar. 5 and for students from Mar. 9-13, 2014.
The Riyadh International Book Fair is one of the largest literary carnivals in Riyadh with the participation of more than one million visitors annually. Visitors often buy a large number of books and participate in the seminars involving several senior intellectuals.
The International Book Fair offers a 20 percent discount for special visitors at the exhibition.
Dr. Saleh bin Ghamdi, director of the Riyadh International Book Fair said, “There is a special pavilion for Saudi individuals who wish to display and market their products.”
This wing is being held for the second time as an encouragement from the Ministry of Culture and Information for young authors, he added.
The Riyadh book fair serves as a great networking platform for publishers, writers and scholars as well as academic institutions.
It is a great opportunity for students, writers, publishers, Saudi entrepreneurs and intellectuals to discuss the latest trends for the future.


KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

Updated 05 August 2020

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has assisted Lebanese medical teams treating victims of the Beirut explosion on Tuesday.

Emergency teams from the Souboul Al Salam Relief Team, which is funded by KSRelief, went from north of Lebanon to Beirut to support medical teams on the ground. 

Another team from Al-Amal Medical Center, also funded by KSRelief, provided emergency health care services and started a blood donation campaign to meet the demand of Beirut hospitals.

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The prime minister of Lebanon, which is already struggling with an economic crisis and battling COVID-19, has made a desperate plea for help following Tuesday’s deadly explosions.
Kuwait said it has delivered medical aid and other essentials by a military plane on Wednesday morning.
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies were sending 40 tonnes of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment to Beirut on a flight paid for by Dubai-based International Humanitarian City, a hub for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response, a WHO representative said.
"We are offering medical trauma kits and surgical kits containing things such as syringes, bandages and surgical gowns," said Nevien Attalla, operations manager for the WHO's Dubai hub.

*With agencies