Saudi king approves new strategy for defense ministry

King Salman issues series of royal decrees.
Updated 27 February 2018

Saudi king approves new strategy for defense ministry

RIYADH: King Salman approved plans on Monday for the development of the Saudi Ministry of Defense.
The plans outline the ministry’s vision and strategy, and its organizational structure, governance and human resources requirements to meet the national defense strategy.
The king also announced a raft of key civil and military appointments in a series of decrees on Monday night.
Prince Badr bin Sultan is the new governor of Al-Jouf, replacing Prince Fahd bin Badr, who becomes a minister and adviser to the king.
Prince Turki bin Talal is the new deputy governor of Asir, and Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Muqrin deputy governor of Hail. Dr. Tamadir bint Yousef Al-Rimah has been made deputy minister of labor and social development.
The military Chief of Staff, Gen. Abdurahman Al-Bunyan, has retired, and he has been made an adviser at the Royal Court. He is replaced by Lt. Gen. Fayad Al-Ruwaili, deputy chief of staff, who has been promoted to general.
Prince Sultan bin Ahmad has been appointed an adviser at the Royal Court, as has Prince Faisal bin Turki, who also has the rank of minister.
Shalaan bin Shala’an was appointed Deputy Attorney General and Eng. Ibrahim Al-Sultan, Adviser to the Royal Court, was made a member of the Council of the Supreme Commission for the development of Riyadh City, the Council of the Development Authority of Makkah Region, the Council of the Development Authority of Madinah, the Board of Trustees of the High Commission for the development of Hail and the Council of the Supreme Authority for the development of the Eastern Region.


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.