King orders tuition paid for person with visual impairment

Updated 21 October 2016

King orders tuition paid for person with visual impairment

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Association for Disabled Children, has thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for ordering the state to bear the cost of a postgraduate program undertaken by Muhanned bin Jabreel Abu Diah, a person with special needs, at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Prince Sultan said that this generous initiative is just another proof of the care the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques shows to all citizens, and especially to people with disabilities.
The prince said that the association has been supported by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for 30 years, and this support helped attain all the achievements and developments marked by the association in rehabilitation programs and various services to this category of citizens, as well as in raising awareness about the issue and help alleviate some of its negative impacts.
Prince Sultan also praised Abu Diah’s efforts and drive to complete his academic studies, calling him a model citizen wishing to serve his country.
Abu Diah suffers from visual impairment as a result of a traffic accident he had when in high school. Despite the handicap, he completed his undergraduate studies in industrial engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
He has some patented innovations and published 10 books on scientific innovations. He is a co-founder of the Saudi Innovators' Association.


Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

Updated 44 min 35 sec ago

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  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister and Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser transport minister, according to royal decrees published by Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Amongst the other decrees, Saleh Mohammed Al-Othaim was appointed deputy head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, whilst Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi was appointed head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.

Tariq Abdullah Al-Sheddi was appointed head of the National Data Management Office, and Essam Abdullah Al-Waqit was appointed director of the National Information Center. 

Ibrahim Al-Assaf was relieved of his post as Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport.