Islamic history museum in Madinah to promote national heritage

Islamic history museum in Madinah to promote national heritage
The exhibition presents different aspects that highlight the prominent religious and historical role Madinah has played. (AN photo)
Updated 01 November 2017

Islamic history museum in Madinah to promote national heritage

Islamic history museum in Madinah to promote national heritage

MADINAH: The Islamic University of Madinah plans to establish a history museum to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 through promoting the heritage of Saudi Arabia, Madinah and the Islamic University.
“This museum will contribute to strengthening the country’s cultural identity and promoting its national heritage, in addition to raising awareness of its value, improving the culture of museums and documenting the university’s history, which spans over half a century,” said the rector of the Islamic University of Madinah, Hatim bin Hassan Al-Marzouki.
Al-Marzouki asked the historical museum’s committee, led by Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Otaibi, to develop a full plan for the museum, including its architecture, theme and location, as well as mechanisms for collecting, classifying and archiving artifacts.
Among the committee’s members are Omar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saloumi, Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Atni, Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saloumi and Rajaa bin Atiq Al-Muaili.


Saudi Arabia ranked safest among G20 nations, according to international indicators

Updated 02 December 2020

Saudi Arabia ranked safest among G20 nations, according to international indicators

Saudi Arabia ranked safest among G20 nations, according to international indicators
  • Results ranked Kingdom ahead of five permanent UNSC members — US, Russia, China, UK and France

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s progress has led to the Kingdom ranking first among G20 nations for safety, outperforming the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC), international safety indicators showed on Wednesday.

The results were revealed through five security indicators included in the Global Competitiveness Report 2019, and the Sustainable Development Goals Index 2020 (SDG Index 2020).

The SDG index ranked the Kingdom first among G20 nations, and ahead of the five permanent UNSC members — US, Russia, China, UK and France — in the percentage of population who feel safe walking alone at night. Saudi Arabia also performed better than Canada within the G20 countries.

Saudi Arabia also ranked first in the reliability of police services index; an indicator which measures public confidence in law enforcement and its success in achieving order and safety. The Kingdom topped the G20, and surpassed the five permanent UNSC members in this index as well.

The Kingdom also outperformed the five UNSC countries in an index measuring the effectiveness of combating organized crime, as stated by the Global Competitiveness Report 2019. Saudi Arabia came in second in the same index among G20 nations.

The Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum also showed that the Kingdom advanced three positions, now ranking 36 globally in international competitiveness.

The report pointed out the Kingdom’s energetic steps forward to diversify its economy, with expectations of growth in the non-oil sector. The report also discussed the emergence of more investments outside the mining industry within the public and private sectors in the next few years.

The report commended the Kingdom's strong determination to undertake structural reforms, its widespread adoption of communication technology, and its high potential for innovation, especially in terms of patent registration.