King Salman Humanitarian Aid agency chief meets Polish deputy FM

Lang praised Saudi Arabia’s prominent role as an influential and leading player in the Middle East and the world. (SPA)
Updated 15 November 2018

King Salman Humanitarian Aid agency chief meets Polish deputy FM

  • According to Yemeni government estimates, more than 10,000 children have been conscripted by Houthis to fight in their ranks

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), met with Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang in the Polish capital of Warsaw.
Al-Rabeeah highlighted the Kingdom’s humanitarian and relief efforts, which are carried out by KSRelief and have benefited 42 countries on four continents.
Lang praised Saudi Arabia’s prominent role as an influential and leading player in the Middle East and the world, which was confirmed by the Kingdom’s positive and efficient humanitarian and relief activities targeting the Yemeni people.


350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

Updated 14 November 2019

350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

JEDDAH: Hundreds of authors from around the world are preparing to take part in a prestigious Saudi book festival.

The Jeddah International Book Fair, to be staged in South Obhur from Dec. 11 to 21, will feature more than 350,000 volumes to cater to all reading tastes.

Now in its fifth edition, the cultural event, run under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, will see the participation of 400 Saudi, Arab and international publishing houses from 40 different countries.

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, who is head of the fair’s supreme committee, has been coordinating the organization of the event which will include book-signing sessions by 200 authors.

The exhibition, occupying 30,000 square meters, is one of the biggest specialized expos in the Kingdom, and aims to promote reading and the cultural environment.

The fair will also include a program of seminars, lectures and indoor and outdoor theater productions, along with documentary films for families and children, and workshops in visual arts, photography and Arabic calligraphy.

The Jeddah fair is supported by Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, who believes it reflects the city’s culture and traditions, along with backing from Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah. SPA Jeddah