Red Sea Development Company signs agreements to develop museums, Saudi heritage

(Top L-R) CEO of Heritage Commission Jasser Al-Harbash, CEO of Museums Commission Stefano Carboni, CEO of Red Sea Development Company John Pagano, and Hamed Fayez, deputy culture minister and vice-chairman of heritage and museums commissions. (SPA)
(Top L-R) CEO of Heritage Commission Jasser Al-Harbash, CEO of Museums Commission Stefano Carboni, CEO of Red Sea Development Company John Pagano, and Hamed Fayez, deputy culture minister and vice-chairman of heritage and museums commissions. (SPA)
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Updated 01 November 2021

Red Sea Development Company signs agreements to develop museums, Saudi heritage

Red Sea Development Company signs agreements to develop museums, Saudi heritage
  • The signing ceremony was held under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, minister of culture

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s heritage and museums commissions signed two agreements with the Red Sea Development Company to enhance cooperation to develop museums and national heritage.
The signing ceremony was held in the capital, Riyadh, on Monday, under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, minister of culture and chairman of the Heritage Commission and the Museums Commission.
The memorandum of cooperation between the Heritage Commission and the Red Sea Development Company dealt with five axes, the first of which includes protecting and preserving archaeological and heritage sites and registering the proposed ones on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The second axes relates to research, survey and archaeological excavation, the third is concerned with urban heritage, the fourth deals with the reconstruction of historical mosques, and the fifth defines the cooperation of the two parties in the crafts and handicrafts sector.
The memorandum of understanding between the Museums Commission and the Red Sea Development Company included two axes for joint cooperation. The first focuses on building the first maritime museum and an underwater archaeology center in the Kingdom, and the second deals with identifying potential opportunities in developing museums and galleries.
The two agreements come within the framework of both commissions’ efforts to achieve partnerships with public, private and non-profit sector organizations, with the aim of developing, supporting and empowering the heritage and museum sectors in the Kingdom as part of projects that are managed by the Ministry of Culture and its bodies.


Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 

Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 
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Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 

Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 
  • A team was sent to the site of the crash to investigate the cause and circumstances, the bureau said

A pilot died when a light aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport, Saudi Arabia’s Aviation Investigation Bureau said on Tuesday. 

The pilot was the only person on board, the statement added. 

A team was sent to the site of the crash to investigate the cause and circumstances, the bureau said. 

The airport is located about 29 kilometers from the King Khalid International Airport. 


KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp

KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp
Updated 16 August 2022

KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp

KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp

RIYADH: The mobile medical clinics of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) continued providing treatment services for the displaced in the camp of Walan in Haradh district in Yemen's Hajjah province, state-run Saudi Press Agency repoted. 
During the period from July 27 to Aug. 2, the clinics received 222 people with various health conditions, and provided them with the necessary medical services.
The clinics also provided 185 individuals with medications.
Moreover, KSrelief continued distributing food baskets in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan.
Some 1,856 food baskets were distributed to the needy people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, benefiting 12,992 people.
This comes within the project to support food security, being implemented by the KSrelief in Pakistan, to alleviate the suffering of the needy and affected people.


Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral

Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral
Updated 16 August 2022

Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral

Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral
  • The culprit has been charged with ‘endangering the lives of others’ state news agency SPA reported

DUBAI: A Saudi national was arrested in Najran city on Tuesday after he fired random shots from a personal weapon.
The culprit has been charged with ‘endangering the lives of others’ state news agency SPA reported. 
Another man, also a Saudi national, was arrested for documenting and publishing a video of the incident on social media. 
The incident comes a day after SPA reported a similar incident, which occurred in a governorate near Riyadh, where a man fired a machine gun ‘indiscriminately’ in a public place – he was arrested and now faces prosecution.


Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 

Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 
Updated 16 August 2022

Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 

Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 
  • The two officials discussed issues of mutual concern

The Philippine Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Enrique Manalo, met with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to his country Hisham bin Sultan Al-Qahtani, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The two officials discussed issues of mutual concern and ways to enhance bilateral relations between the Kingdom and the Philippines, according to SPA. 

After Monday’s meeting, Manalo said on his official Twitter page: “I had a good meeting with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Hisham Sultan Al-Qahtani, where we exchanged views on points of collaboration beneficial to both our peoples.”

 


Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman

Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman
Updated 16 August 2022

Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman

Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman washed the Holy Kaaba in Makkah’s Grand Mosque on behalf of King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Tuesday.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman performed Tawaf and prayed ahead of the washing ceremony.

(SPA)

He was accompanied by Saudi minister of sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal. They were received by president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.

Senior officials also participated in washing the Kaaba.