Dr. Ahmed Al-Aqeel, Saudi Shoura Council member

Dr. Ahmed Al-Aqeel
Updated 06 December 2019

Dr. Ahmed Al-Aqeel, Saudi Shoura Council member

  • He completed his Ph.D. in Islamic history, archaeology and Islamic inscriptions at Durham University in the UK
  • Al-Aqeel was born in 1943

Dr. Ahmed Al-Aqeel, a Shoura Council member, was born in 1943. 

He completed his Ph.D. in Islamic history, archaeology and Islamic inscriptions at Durham University in the UK, receiving his professorship in 1992.

Al-Aqeel worked as a faculty member at King Saud University’s history department, and later worked at the archaeology department. 

He was director of the research center at KSU’s arts faculty from 1985 to 1988.

He has been an adviser to several ministries and government departments, and is a member of a number of councils of scientific bodies. 

As a professor, Al-Aqeel has taken part in conferences, seminars, lectures and meetings inside and outside the Kingdom.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.