Madinah Museum: a key destination for tourists, historians

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Updated 02 November 2019

Madinah Museum: a key destination for tourists, historians

MADINAH: The former Hejaz railway station now houses the Madinah Museum, a key destination for historical researchers and tourists.
Among the museum’s attractions are railway buildings, a Hejaz railway gallery in the former repair shop, a crafts market and traditional eateries.
This photograph was taken by Hamood Al-Ateeq as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

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Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.