FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal, chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development

FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal, chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development
Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal
Updated 10 March 2019

FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal, chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development

FaceOf: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal, chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development

JEDDAH: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal has been recently appointed the chairman of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD).

During its 15th session held in Cairo last week, the ACCD board of trustees decided to appoint Prince Abdul Aziz the council’s chairman in place of his late father Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz.

He is the co-founder of Ahyaha humanitarian organization with his wife Princess Sora bint Saud. The organization aims to enhance the livelihood of the community through sustainable, creative and social programs, and to create a welcoming, informative environment for humanitarian works to thrive. It is based in Riyadh and its focus areas include road traffic safety, youth, education, social development and water.

Prince Abdul Aziz is a member and special representative of the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) board of directors, which is a regional organization established in 1980 and based in Riyadh.  

He is also the chairman of Global Saudi Presence Ltd. and vice chair of Horizon Investments Ltd. Prince Abdul Aziz is a member of the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR). 

Prince Abdul Aziz is very passionate about resolving youth-related issues. He regularly gives lectures on these issues at various forums across the world.

He received his early education in Saudi Arabia and then continued his studies in Switzerland. He has an immense interest in the confluence of numerous sectors while specializing in technology, hospitality, and microfinance. Prince Abdul Aziz then advanced his knowledge in the US by receiving advanced training.

In a speech delivered at the launch of the study “Child Labor in Arab Countries” at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Prince Abdul Aziz said that the ACCD had implemented development projects to preserve the rights and dignity of Arab children, and to stop their economic exploitation, since the 1990s, and was adapting ambitious targets to meet changing problems.


Madinah university president receives Malaysian minister

Madinah university president receives Malaysian minister
Updated 16 min 41 sec ago

Madinah university president receives Malaysian minister

Madinah university president receives Malaysian minister

The president of the Islamic University of Madinah, Dr. Mamdouh bin Saud bin Thunayan, received Malaysian Minister of Religious Affairs Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
During the meeting, they reviewed the university’s third strategic plan, which included three pillars: Innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development, and looked at the accreditations obtained by the university.


Who’s Who: Majed bin Ayed Al-Nefaie, CEO of Seera Group Holding

Who’s Who: Majed bin Ayed Al-Nefaie, CEO of Seera Group Holding
Updated 21 min 22 sec ago

Who’s Who: Majed bin Ayed Al-Nefaie, CEO of Seera Group Holding

Who’s Who: Majed bin Ayed Al-Nefaie, CEO of Seera Group Holding

Majed bin Ayed Al-Nefaie has recently been appointed acting CEO of Seera Group Holding, one of the Middle East and North Africa’s largest travel and tourism groups.
Al-Nefaie succeeded Abdullah Al-Dawood, who moved to additional supervisory and leadership responsibilities with his appointment as a managing director of the group.
The board of directors wished Al-Nefaie success after appointing him to the new role. 
Prior to his latest appointment, Al-Nefaie served at several key positions in different industries in both the public and private sector.
He had been the vice president of the revenue department at Makkah Construction and Development Co. and director of Makkah Hilton Towers for many years.
He also works with several companies operating in the field of tourism and hotel services.
Al-Nefaie is also the board chairman of Mawasim Investment Group.
Moreover, Al-Nefaie served as the president of Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club in 2018 for less than a year, and he holds a golden membership at the club’s general assembly.
Al-Nefaie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. He also completed an advanced diploma in hotel management in the US.


Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia
Updated 15 April 2021

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi explosive-laden drone launched toward Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Al-Ekhbariya reported.
The drone targeting Jazan is the latest in a long line of attacks against the Kingdom by the Iran-back Houthi militia. 
The coalition said the attack is a continuation of the Houthi’s systematic and intentional hostile attempts to target civilians. 
The Houthis, who took over the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, in 2014, have been condemned for their actions against the Kingdom. 


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives call from Turkey’s Erdogan

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives call from Turkey’s Erdogan
Updated 14 April 2021

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives call from Turkey’s Erdogan

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives call from Turkey’s Erdogan
  • During the call, they exchanged well wishes for the month of Ramadan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Saudi Press Agency reported.
During the call, Erdogan extended his greetings to the king for the month of Ramadan.
King Salman thanked thanked the Turkish president and exchanged well wishes for the Muslim holy month.


Watch: The Kaaba and Grand Mosque fragranced 10 times a day

Watch: The Kaaba and Grand Mosque fragranced 10 times a day
Updated 15 April 2021

Watch: The Kaaba and Grand Mosque fragranced 10 times a day

Watch: The Kaaba and Grand Mosque fragranced 10 times a day
  • Perfuming the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba is seen as an act of service and reverence for Islam’s holiest site
  • Sixty incense burners are used daily to burn 60kg of oud in the mosque

MAKKAH: The Grand Mosque and Kaaba are perfumed with high quality fragrances ten times a day, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Fragrance is applied to the Kaaba and is used in the mosque more regularly during special occasions such as the holy month of Ramadan, days of Hajj and on Fridays.
Perfuming the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba is seen as an act of service and reverence for Islam’s holiest site and those visiting it.
It aims to provide an atmosphere of spirituality and holiness to the thousands of people who visit, pray and perform Umrah pilgrimage at the mosque.
Sixty incense burners are used daily to burn 60kg of oud in the mosque, a practice that signals veneration for the holy site.
There is a huge importance placed on cleanliness and smelling good in Islam and Muslims apply perfume to prayer mats, prayer clothes, rosaries and burn incense in mosques.