US military students briefed on Islamic Military Coalition’s role

Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Moghedi, IMCTC Secretary-General, received at the coalition's office in RIyadh an official delegation from the UAE Armed Forces on Nov. 28. The next day, he received a delegation of US military students. (Twitter photo)
Updated 30 November 2019

US military students briefed on Islamic Military Coalition’s role

RIYADH: Acting Secretary-General of the Islamic Military Coalition for Fighting Terror (IMCFT) Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghaidi met in Riyadh with a US military students delegation affiliated with Virginia Military Institute, West Point and The Citadel.

The students were accompanied by senior officials from the National Council for US-Arab Relations, led by the council’s CEO John D. Anthony.

During the meeting, Al-Moghaidi welcomed the strategic partnership binding the IMCFT with the US and lauded the continuing coordination efforts to combat terror and extremist thought.


Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

Updated 06 December 2019

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has become a leader in the field of archaeological research in the past five years, a major exhibition in Rome was told.

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, director-general of archaeological research and studies at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that 44 international archaeological missions had been carried out this year in the Kingdom.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.

The groundbreaking exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini.

Al-Zahrani said that the Kingdom “has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of archaeological disclosures.”

“Recent discoveries by local and international missions have highlighted the Kingdom’s historical status and cultural depth as the cradle of the beginnings of human civilizations,” he said.

Archaeological discoveries continue to “instil the civilized dimension of the Kingdom,” he said.

“The religious, political, economic and cultural stature that Saudi Arabia enjoys is an extension of its long cultural heritage, in addition to its distinctive geographical position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West that made it a meeting point for international land and sea trade routes throughout all ages,” he added.