2 Aramco workers die of injuries from plant fire

A view of Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil terminal where eight workers were injured in a fire last month. A fire also broke out Wednesday at Aramco’s Wasea oil facility near Riyadh, killing two workers.
Updated 20 October 2016

2 Aramco workers die of injuries from plant fire

JEDDAH: Two of several Saudi Aramco workers who were injured in a fire that hit the Wasea crude oil plant near Riyadh on Wednesday have died, the state oil firm said.
“We sadly announce the tragic loss of 2 workers and 16 injured from a fire incident in Al Wasea,” Saudi Aramco said in its Twitter account on Thursday.
No details were given. An earlier tweet said, the “The fire is under control. Company's operations are not impacted.”
Al-Riyadh newspaper had earlier said 17 people were hospitalized, with three needing treatment in intensive care.
In September, a fire that broke out at Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil terminal injured eight workers. 
The company is at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan to wean the economy of the world’s biggest petroleum exporter off oil.

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.