Saudi Arabia condemns bombings in St. Petersburg, Kabul

Firefighters stand outside a supermarket after a blast in Saint Petersburg on December 27, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 28 December 2017

Saudi Arabia condemns bombings in St. Petersburg, Kabul

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has condemned the explosion in a market in the Russian city of St. Petersburg and explosions took place in central Kabul.
An official source at the Foreign Ministry expressed the Kingdom’s condemnation of these cowardly acts of terrorism, stressing its stand with the two countries against terrorism and extremism, offering condolences to the families of the victims, the peoples and governments of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.


Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

Updated 29 February 2020

Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

JAKARTA: A museum dedicated to Prophet Muhammad and the history of Islamic civilization will soon rise in the Indonesian capital.

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), laid the foundation stone for the Jakarta branch of the Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization on Feb. 28, 2020, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

An MWL post on Twitter said the museum will feature lush gardens in one of the most visited area in the city.

Al-Issa was quoted by SPA as saying that Jakarta would become the first branch of the Madinah international museum, hosting a variety of events, debates, training sessions, conferences, forums and seminars.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, Al-Issa and his delegation met with the Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia, Essam bin Abed Al-Thaqafi.

The meeting was also attended by the Kingdom’s deputy envoy to the southeast Asian country, and Saudi embassy staff.