KSA students in UK launch app to help users find halal food hotels

Updated 17 June 2016

KSA students in UK launch app to help users find halal food hotels

JEDDAH: Saudi scholarship students in the UK have launched an app which will provide an informative way to identify sources and origin of cuisines and dishes during the month of Ramadan.
The application will help users to locate “the nearest mosque, halal food hotels and restaurants,” in Europe.
The students said the app consists a special map which highlights the necessary information on the source of meat in these countries, especially for those who do not know which restaurants serve halal food.
Abdul Kareem Fawaz, one of the pupils, said Muslim student clubs in Britain become active during Ramadan in raising awareness among youth to stay away from crowded places and to avoid suspicious persons.
“Our campaigns use social media to broadcast information on nearby mosques, halal food restaurants, and shops that sell food for Muslims in particular, in addition to other necessary information for thousands of students in Europe,” he said.
Separately, scholarship students in the US held a lecture on halal food and healthy eating recently. The lectures included topics on Saudi traditions during Ramadan, and suitable food for fasting.
Shadi Mustafa, a dietician, said Saudi students in European countries have good knowledge on halal food.
“The most important thing for Muslims in Europe to worry about is the growing trend of going to local fast-food restaurants. It is always good to inquire about the ingredients of any food before buying it,” he said. He warned against some sweets which might contain lard or “pig fat.”
“It’s best to seek experts’ guidance on the matter and stay in touch with either social media or by joining the country’s clubs to learn more about Halal food,” he added.


G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

Updated 22 September 2020

G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

RIYADH: The trade and investment ministers of the G20 nations met on Tuesday under the presidency of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce Majid Al-Qasabi told the meeting that measures adopted by the G20 in May were "critical for sustaining the flow of essential goods and services across borders and limiting the human toll of the pandemic."

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's minister of investment, said the collective G20 response to COVID-19 had started to deliver early signs of a "resilient, and stable economic recovery."