Saudi King appoints Fahd Al-Rasheed as head of Riyadh royal commission

King Salman announced the appointment of Fahd Al-Rasheed in a royal decree. (Reuters/File photo)
Updated 20 November 2019

Saudi King appoints Fahd Al-Rasheed as head of Riyadh royal commission

RIYADH: King Salman has appointed Fahd Al-Rasheed as chief executive officer of a royal commission to develop Riyadh.

The commission aims to develop the capital Riyadh where the government has said it would spend 86 billion riyals ($23 billion) to boost the quality of life.

Al-Rasheed had served as chief executive of Emaar Economic City, a joint venture between the Saudi government and Dubai’s Emaar Properties responsible with developing King Abdullah Economic City.

Saudi Arabia announced in March projects to increase recreational areas in Riyadh as part of a series of planned development investments across the Kingdom.

The appointment of Al-Rasheed was announced in a royal order published on the state Saudi Press Agency.

* with Reuters

 


Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

Updated 07 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Saturday sorrow over the shooting in Florida that killed three and injured several others.

The shooting by a Saudi aviation student took place at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The organization condemned the attack in a statement, and stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.