Prince Badr Al-Farhan has been appointed as the Kingdom’s first minister of Culture

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud.. AN (Ziyad AlArfaj)
Updated 02 June 2018

Prince Badr Al-Farhan has been appointed as the Kingdom’s first minister of Culture

JEDDAH: A Saudi royal decree released on Saturday appointed Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud  as the Kingdom’s Minister of Culture.

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, is the current governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, a post he held since the body was created in July 2017.

The commission is tasked to oversee the archaeological and tourism projects in the governorate of Al-Ula in Madinah province.

Until Prince Badr's appointment as culture minister, he was the chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), a post he held since December 2015.


Saudi Arabia records 54 coronavirus deaths, 3,383 new cases

Updated 02 July 2020

Saudi Arabia records 54 coronavirus deaths, 3,383 new cases

  • 4,909 cases have recovered from the COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia reported 54 new coronavirus related deaths on Thursday and registered 3,383 new cases.

The Kingdom’s health ministry said that 4,909 people had recovered from the COVID-19 bringing the total number of recovery cases since the pandemic started to 137,669.

The capital Riyadh registered the highest number of cases with 397, followed by Al-Hafouf with 277, and then Makkah with 271.

The health ministry spokesman said that the public should adhere to precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Ali added that if individuals had to attend gatherings, whether for business or personal reasons, they must follow preventive measures at all times.