Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi, president of the Asbar Center for Studies, Research and Communications

Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi
Updated 31 October 2019

Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi, president of the Asbar Center for Studies, Research and Communications

Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi has been the co-founder and president of the Asbar Center for Studies, Research and Communications since 1994.

Al-Harthi obtained his bachelor’s in Arabic language and literature from the faculty of Shariah and Islamic studies at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. He received his Ph.D. in human sciences and literature from the Sorbonne in Paris.

Al-Harthi then joined the staff of King Saud University in Riyadh between 1980 and 1993. At the same time, he worked as editor-in-chief of Al-Yamamah, one of the earliest magazines published in Saudi Arabia. He also joined the publication’s board of directors.

In 1997, Al-Harthi was appointed the head of the scientific research team in charge of the consultation and initial foundation studies for Al-Watan newspaper. The team was under his direct supervision for more than two years before publication of the newspaper and around three years afterwards. He was the first chairman of the newspaper’s board of directors.

He was also head of the scientific team that carried out research for reestablishing the Eastern Co. for Printing, Media and Information and the Dammam-based Al-Sharq magazine.

The center is organizing its fourth edition of the Asbar World Forum for 2019 in Riyadh between Nov. 4 and 6, which is expected to be full of scientific and developmental activities through the scheduled sessions, lectures, seminars, meetings and workshops, where a large number of officials and experts will participate.


Saudi Arabia announces 22 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 01 June 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 22 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom so far has reached 87,142
  • A total of 525 people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 22 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,881 new cases of the disease on Monday. 
Of the new cases, 688 were recorded in Riyadh, 293 in Jeddah , and 290 in Dammam. 
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom so far has reached 87,142. 
The health ministry also announced that 1,864 more patients had recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have recovered in the Kingdom to 64,306.
A total of 525 people have died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia.