Plan launched to transform public libraries in Saudi Arabia

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud. (Photo/Twitter)
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Updated 20 June 2020

Plan launched to transform public libraries in Saudi Arabia

  • The initiative was adopted following a field study conducted by the Libraries Authority to evaluate the situation of public libraries in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud has launched an initiative to develop public libraries under the management of the Libraries Authority. Through the initiative, the authority will seek to transform public libraries into platforms that bring together all forms of cultural creativity.
The initiative was adopted following a field study conducted by the Libraries Authority to evaluate the situation of public libraries in the Kingdom. Based on the study, a plan was developed to establish 153 public libraries in all Saudi regions. 


Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 26 October 2020

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • Three of the drones were destroyed early on Saturday and a fourth on Sunday

DUBAI: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia’s southern region on Monday, state news agency SPA reported.

Earlier, the Houthi militia and their Iranian backers were condemned after the Saudi-led coalition intercepted four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen targeting the south of the Kingdom.
Three of the drones were destroyed early on Saturday and a fourth on Sunday.