Mohammed Abdu to perform live in Riyadh

Mohammed Abdu
Updated 02 September 2016

Mohammed Abdu to perform live in Riyadh

JEDDAH: Famous Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu will be performing live at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh during Eid festivities. The concert, organized by Rotana, is expected to draw over 3,000 spectators.
The last live concert held in Riyadh was in 1992, and the last concert Mohammed Abdu performed in Riyadh was in 1988.
Abdu’s concert in Riyadh will be followed by another one in Jeddah and in Dubai, all in September.
Abdu preformed live at Souq Okaz, in Taif, in August, drawing a great number of people.

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 55 min 37 sec ago

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”