Dr. Mishaal Al-Sulami, vice president of the Saudi Shoura Council

Dr. Mishaal Al-Sulami, vice president of the Saudi Shoura Council
Dr. Mishaal Al-Sulami
Short Url
Updated 22 October 2020

Dr. Mishaal Al-Sulami, vice president of the Saudi Shoura Council

Dr. Mishaal Al-Sulami, vice president of the Saudi Shoura Council

Dr. Mishaal Al-Sulami has been appointed as vice president of the Saudi Shoura Council by royal decree.

King Salman issued a number of royal decrees, including the restructuring of the Council of Senior Scholars, the Shoura Council, and the Supreme Court, in the process appointing 20 people to the country’s highest religious body and around 150 new members to the consultative assembly.

Al-Sulami gained a bachelor’s degree in Islamic studies from King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah in 1996, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in comparative ideology from Exeter University in the UK, in 2000 and 2002, respectively.
He began his career in the education sector as an assistant teacher at KAU after obtaining his bachelor’s degree and on completion of his higher education returned to the university in 2002 as an assistant professor in its Islamic studies department.
Alongside his teaching post, Al-Sulami served for three years as the departmental secretary of council and in 2007 became an adviser to the office of the deputy for KAU branches’ affairs. The following year he was made an associate professor.
He has been a member of several other councils and committees including KAU’s restructuring of health sciences faculties committee and the university’s coordinating council with Jeddah’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Between 2002 and 2004, he was a member of the Islamic studies depart- ment’s planning committee respon- sible for higher education curriculums and was a coordinator of part-time courses in the same department.
Al-Sulami was also a member of the information communication committee for the establishment of universities and in 2005 was head of a constituency in the municipal elections of Jeddah governorate.


Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh
Updated 23 January 2021

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh
  • Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh
  • The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge launching a missile or a drone toward Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against neighboring Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh. Saudi state TV quoted authorities in the kingdom acknowledging the interception.
The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge launching a missile or a drone toward Riyadh.
The Houthis have held Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, since September 2014. Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a war against them in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.
The war has been mired in a stalemate for years. Riyadh has been targeted in sporadic missile attacks in that time, while the Houthis also have launched missile and drone strikes.
Western experts, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. say Iran has supplied arms, including ballistic missiles to the Houthis. Iran denies that, though devices in the weapons link back to Tehran.