King Abdul Aziz University ready to host 5th Gulf Theater Festival

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The festival will run until Feb. 6 at the King Faisal Conference Center, with the participation of 12 GCC universities. (SPA)
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The festival will run until Feb. 6 at the King Faisal Conference Center, with the participation of 12 GCC universities. (SPA)
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Updated 01 February 2020

King Abdul Aziz University ready to host 5th Gulf Theater Festival

  • KAU has allocated five theaters to host the opening ceremony, events, shows and rehearsals for the activities of the theater festival

JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) has finished its preparations to host the 5th Gulf Theater Festival for universities and higher education institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on Sunday.
The festival will run until Feb. 6 at the King Faisal Conference Center, with the participation of 12 GCC universities.
The event will be held under the patronage of the minister of education, Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, and in collaboration with the GCC General Secretariat.
KAU has allocated five theaters to host the opening ceremony, events, shows and rehearsals for the activities of the theater festival. The theaters’ capacity exceeds 4,000 seats. The closing and awards distribution ceremony will be on Feb. 7.
The head of the organizing committee for the fifth Gulf Theater Festival and dean of student affairs, Dr. Masoud Al-Qahtani, said: “KAU started early preparations for the festival, where organizing committees were formed that are responsible for implementing several tasks, such as welcoming the delegations, providing transportation, housing, nutrition, theater management, support and assistance during shows and events, and supervising the inauguration and closing ceremonies.” 


Saudi Arabia records increase in COVID-19 deaths, drop in new cases

Updated 30 October 2020

Saudi Arabia records increase in COVID-19 deaths, drop in new cases

  • 56,255 new tests were conducted across Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours
  • A total of 5,383 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 20 deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 398 new infections on Friday.

The new cases bring the number of total infections in the Kingdom to 346,880.

Of the new cases, 53 were recorded in Riyadh, 48 in Madinah, 38 in Yanbu, 37 in Jeddah and 32 in Makkah.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 333,409 after 404 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 5,383 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

Meanwhile, 56,255 new tests were conducted across Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.