Abdulkarim Al-Humaid, head of public relations and media at the Ministry of Culture

Abdulkarim Al-Humaid
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Updated 14 February 2020

Abdulkarim Al-Humaid, head of public relations and media at the Ministry of Culture

  • Al-Humaid gained a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh

Abdulkarim Al-Humaid has been the Saudi Ministry of Culture’s head of public relations and media and its official spokesman since January 2019.
Recently, the Saudi Cabinet approved the establishment of 11 new cultural authorities, each with their own financial and administrative independence, to drive the development of the sectors of literature; publishing and translation; fashion; music; film; heritage; architecture and design; visual arts; museums; libraries; and culinary arts.
Al-Humaid said that the new cultural commissions were being set up in response to the needs of the Saudi cultural sector and its employees, and would improve the organization, effectiveness and efficiency of managing the sub-sectors.
Al-Humaid gained a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.
In his professional career, he worked as a journalist for Al-Jazirah newspaper between October 2012 and March 2016.
He joined the Saudi Industrial Development Fund in May 2013 and held the position of assistant public relations coordinator for the Kingdom’s Kafalah program. In April 2015, he was promoted to the role of a public relations coordinator.
In March 2016, he become the acting head of the Kafalah program’s public relations and customer services unit, a post he held until February 2018. He went on to join the General Authority for Culture in March 2018 and held the position of public relations manager there for 12 months. His Twitter handle is @SpokespersonMoC.


Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

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Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

  • GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf says the ‘terrorist attack’ is not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability
  • Attacks shows real threat posed by Houthis and Iranian regime supporting them: Coalition

RIYADH: The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles.

“As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on doing the work of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force by attacking innocent civilians,” said John Abizaid, the US Ambassador to the Kingdom.

“We wish those injured in the attacks a speedy and full recovery.”

Two civilians suffered minor injuries from falling debris after Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed the Houthi missiles over Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan late on Saturday night.

Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government, shows to the media on Sunday parts of the Houthi missile that was shot down over Riyadh the night before. (SPA)

The missile attacks at such a time showed the real threat posed by the Houthis and the Iranian regime supporting them, Saudi-led coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said.

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif  bin Falah Al-Hajraf said the “terrorist attack” was not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability.  The GCC supported all measures the Kingdom would take to defend its land and protect its citizens, Al-Hajraf said, and he called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility in countering such acts.

The UAE also condemned the attacks, and said it stood with the Kingdom against every threat to its security and stability. The attack threatened global unity against the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE said.