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IsDB celebrates ‘International Day of Education’
January 28, 2020

JEDDAH — The Islamic Development Bank Group’s President Dr. Bandar Hajjar inaugurated “the International Day of Education” event on Monday at the bank’s headquarters in Jeddah.

During the speech, Dr. Hajjar said the world is celebrating these days the International Day of Education for the second year in a row, in accordance with the United Nations General Assembly resolution of December 2018, which proclaimed January 24"...

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Saudi Arabia tops donor states to Yemeni aid fund
January 16, 2020

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has been named as the world’s top contributor to a fund providing vital humanitarian aid for Yemen.

According to a report issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Kingdom remained the chief supporter of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) 2019, which is estimated to be $4.19 billion.


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Saudi Arabia appoints princess as UNESCO representative
January 16, 2020

Saudi Arabia has named Princess Haifa Al-Mogrin as its representative to UNESCO, a rare female appointment to an international body, as the ultra-conservative country works to revamp its image.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been on a modernisation drive, seeking to project a moderate, business-friendly image to boost investment and help diversify the economy away from oil.


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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed honours the 10 winners of Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020
January 14, 2020

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to the 10 winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize with the participation of a number of world leaders, at the Prize’s annual awards ceremony, coinciding with the start of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Now in its 12th edition, the annual"...

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King Salman receives newly appointed Saudi ambassadors
January 6, 2020

RIYADH: A Shoura Council member and newly appointed Saudi ambassadors to a number of countries were sworn in before King Salman in Riyadh on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The new ambassadors to South Africa, Sultan bin Abdullah Al-Anqari; Chile, Dr. Manea bin Saad Al-Khamsi; Bangladesh, Issa bin Youssef Al-Dahilan; Kazakhstan, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Dawood; and Belgium, Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Jandan, were all sworn in. The new appointments also"...

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Saudi Arabia set to host World Cup of Pool in June
January 4, 2020

Saudi Arabia will host the 2020 World Cup of Pool, which will run from the June 23-28 in Jeddah, the kingdom's latest bid to cement its place on the global sporting map.

Sanctioned by the WPA, the World Cup of Pool will present 32 two-player teams from 31 countries with players selected by qualifying criteria and qualification events which will take place globally.


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Saudi-Kuwait ‘border’ issue settled; production to begin
December 29, 2019

THE agreement signed in Kuwait last Tuesday between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait concerning the divided zone has settled the issue forever, opening a new page of cooperation. This is detailed in the agreement, which includes a memorandum of understanding and an attachment explaining the precise locations in order to avoid any misunderstandings concerning the equal division of the land, oil and gas by 50 percent each.


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