Late poet honored at Jeddah Book Fair

Ibrahim Khafaji. (Courtesy photo)
Updated 17 December 2017

Late poet honored at Jeddah Book Fair

JEDDAH: The third Jeddah International Book Fair honored the late Saudi poet Ibrahim Khafaji at a special event that was named after him.
Many Saudi singers took part in the event, which focused on Khafaji’s contributions, including writing the national anthem.
More than 300 authors applied to participate in the 10-day fair that started on Thursday, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Assem, supervisor of the Agency for Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Information, said on Saturday.
The fair included a short film from the EU, an Islamic arts exhibition, a Chinese acrobatic show, a Japanese calligraphy exhibition, an exhibition of fine arts from Turkmenistan, theater presentations, poetry recitals, seminars and lectures.
The ministry dedicated a special section for Saudi authors who do not have publishers in order to help them market their work, and this service was offered free of charge, Al-Assem said.


Saudi Arabia announces 26 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 01 October 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 26 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 319,746
  • A total of 4,794 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 26 more deaths from the coronavirus and 492 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 55 were recorded in Madinah, 39 in Jeddah, 39 in Makkah, 27 in Dhahran, 26 in Riyadh and 26 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 319,746 after 592 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,794 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.