Late Saudi artist Munira Musalli honored

Artist Munira Musalli is pictured during an exhibition in 2016. (Photo courtesy: Hafez Gallery via Instagram)
Updated 13 January 2019

Late Saudi artist Munira Musalli honored

RIYADH: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Minister of Culture, today directed naming one of the art galleries in the kingdom after late fine artist Munira Ahmed Mohammed Musalli in recognition of her contributions and achievements in supporting the fine arts in Saudi Arabia.

Artist Munira Musalli passed away on Friday.

Born in 1954 in the holy city of Makkah, Munira studied in the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

She received her Diploma in Design from the US in 1979. She worked in the same year at Saudi Aramco as director of publications in the Department of Relations.

Four people stabbed in Riyadh

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Four people stabbed in Riyadh

RIYADH: Riyadh police are currently investigating a stabbing that took place at King Abdullah Park in Al-Malaz. The man attacked live performers on a stage and injured four of them. Police evacuated the area as a precautionary measure.

According to Yaser Al-Jalajil, official spokesman for the Saudi Red Crescent in Riyadh, nine teams arrived at the location and transported all injured victims to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Hospital. The incident took place at 8 p.m.

Earlier a video clip of the incident was circulated on social media showing the attacker jumping on the stage and attacking the victims. A security guard was seen tackling the man and bringing him down.

Arab News contacted police sources who said that they were investigating the incident and would issue a statement. According to reports an Arab national armed with a knife was arrested from the scene.