Muslim World League chief meets with Singaporean and Taiwanese officials

Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa meets Dr. Mohammed Maliki bin Osman, Singapore’s senior minister of state for defense and foreign affairs, in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 24 January 2019

Muslim World League chief meets with Singaporean and Taiwanese officials

RIYADH: Dr. Mohammed Maliki bin Osman, Singapore’s senior minister of state for defense and foreign affairs, has been received by the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, in Riyadh on Thursday. During the meeting, they discussed issues of common concern.

Al-Issa also received a delegation from Taipei, led by its cultural and economic representative, ambassador Ibrahim Ting Seng Peng. 

Earlier, the MWL chief underscored his eagerness to build bridges with all countries, so as to achieve better global cooperation and communication.

The Supreme Council of the MWL also praised the Kingdom’s pioneering role in the Muslim world, its religious importance, its history of supporting international security and peace efforts, and its fight against extremism and terrorism.


Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

Updated 13 November 2019

Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

  • Organizers promise this year’s line-up of international stars at Diriyah event will be bigger than ever

RIYADH: The first of the major international music acts that will perform at the Diriyah E-Prix this month will be announced on Wednesday.

There were incredible scenes at the event last year when David Guetta, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab, Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo rocked the UNESCO World Heritage site. About 40,000 fans flocked to the Diriyah Circuit, on the outskirts of Riyadh, for the after-race concerts, the first unsegregated music events in Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for even bigger and better things this year, with the promise of another two nights of unmissable music on Nov. 22 and 23 as the E-Prix racing returns.

“If you were one of the 40,000 who were lucky enough to be part of that watershed moment (last year) for the Kingdom, believe me, you have not seen anything yet,” said Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority.

“Last year we told people before we announced (the acts) they should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Once we revealed who was coming, the tickets sold out incredibly quickly. This year will be the same but even bigger, so for music fans who want to enjoy the biggest concerts in Saudi Arabia, the smart move is to get your ticket now.”

The Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series, with a double header of races. It also marks the start of Diriyah Season, a month of sport, entertainment, art, cultural festivities, food and retail experiences. Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix, which include entry to the after-race concerts, are available at www.diriyahseason.sa.