Final round of 40th international Qur’an competition takes place in Madinah  

Final round of 40th international Qur’an competition takes place in Madinah  
Updated 06 October 2018

Final round of 40th international Qur’an competition takes place in Madinah  

Final round of 40th international Qur’an competition takes place in Madinah  

JEDDAH: The final round of the King Abdulaziz international competition for memorizing, reciting, and interpreting the Qur’an got underway on Saturday.

Judges listened to 10 finalists during the morning session and 13 during the evening session. The award ceremony of the competition will take place on Wednesday.  

The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs said the competition reflects the great values of Islam, and that it is based on the principles of justice, transparency, and professionalism.

The ministry added that the competition aspires to achieve the Saudi leadership’s vision of motivating Muslims to adhere to the teachings of the Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophet Mohammed.

The final round took place in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, as opposed to the Grand Mosque in Makkah, where the competition has been held for the last 39 years.   

Some 115 contestants from 82 different countries participated in the competition this year. 


Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Updated 02 December 2020

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

NEOM: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reaffirmed its keenness on achieving security and development for the people of Yemen.
The Cabinet urged moving forward to implement the Riyadh Agreement to promote peace and stability, through a a comprehensive political solution.
The Cabinet also addressed the recently announced Digital Cooperation Organization, which sees Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan participating in the initiative.
The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation across all innovation-driven areas and accelerate the growth of the digital economy.
The ministers also reviewed efforts to uproot corruption in the Kingdom, highlighting an agreement co-signed by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to carry out the Riyadh Initiative, aiming at consolidating international cooperation among law-enforcing agencies relating to fighting corruption.
At the session, which was chaired virtually by King Salman because of the pandemic, the Kingdom reiterated its denunciation of the terrorist attack that targeted civilians in Nigeria. The attack, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, left over 40 people dead over the weekend.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s stand along the side of Nigeria against such heinous acts which target lives of the innocents and destabilize security and stability, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The government also authorized the interior minister to sign a MoU with the UK’s Home Office on cooperation in the field of civil defense and civil protection.
The Cabinet also authorized the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission to hold public auctions for the frequency spectrum for commercial purposes.
The ministers also approved the Juvenile Law and the Chambers of Commerce Law.