Saudi media office to open in Moscow

Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad
Updated 08 October 2017

Saudi media office to open in Moscow

MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia is to open a new media office in Moscow in the wake of King Salman’s visit to Russia.
The office will promote communication and cultural exchange between the two countries and strengthen Saudi-Russian relations and dialogue, said Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad.
“The media office will promote community participation, put forward many academic discussions, expand research fields, encourage cooperation in the music domain and present cultural samples such as art galleries and patterns of inter-community interaction, in addition to promoting media and cultural exchange programs and communicating with other cultures and research centers in the host country,” he said.
The media office will be bilingual, and will act as a global bridge for the Arabic language and, at the same time, communicate with the audience in the host country’s language. It will open in January 2018.
The ministry has launched several new initiatives in the areas of new media and social networking, among the most important means of modern communication.


Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

Updated 05 August 2020

Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

  • More than 600 people have been provided with shelter
  • The Asir region was the hardest hit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has saved almost 700 people after torrential rain caused flooding in several areas of the Kingdom.
Between July 26 to Aug. 4, 77 people including 11 families, have been rescued in Makkah, Madinah, Asir, Jazan, and Al-Baha, the media center of the General Directorate of Civil Defense said Wednesday.
More than 600 people have been provided with shelter, including three families.
The Asir region was the hardest hit and had the highest number of rescues, while the lowest was Madinah with one rescue.
The center said eight committees have been formed in a number of affected areas to limit the damage and losses from the rain.
Civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains in the Kingdom to take precautions and not to walk in the valleys or wide and avoid torrents of water, to move away from areas exposed to flooding caused by heavy rains.