Wednesday, June 23

1,479 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 920 Recoveries Reported in Saudi Arabia

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced, in a statement here today, that 1,479 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 476,882, including 11,131 active cases.Of these, there are 1,487 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.It added that 12 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 7,703.Meanwhile, as many as 920 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 458,048.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Minister of Education Meets with his Italian Counterpart

Education
Riyadh, Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh met today with Italian Minister of Public Education Patrizio Bianchi, on the sidelines of the meeting of G20 Education Ministers in Catania, Italy.During the meeting, they discussed areas of joint cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Italy in the educational aspects, scientific and research partnerships between the universities in the two countries, as well as the agenda for the meeting of G20 Education Ministers.Bianchi praised the great and distinguished efforts being exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during its presidency of the G20 Summit 2020.He added that the Kingdom' success achieved in distance education during the coronavirus pandemic a leading global model, and his country will take advantage of...

Syria participates in International Informatics Olympiad (IOI) 2021 in Singapore

Education
Damascus, With participation of students from Syrian Science Olympiad, First round of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)2021 in Singapore which is organized virtually from 22nd to 25th of June with participation of 88 countries.Distinctive and Creativity Authority said in a statement to SANA that the Syrian students participating in the competition are Muhammad Nour al-Masry and Bishr Islambouli from Aleppo, Ali Mansour from Lattakia, and Antoine Dabbous from Homs.The contest includes two rounds of five continuous hours each to deal with problem-solving of algorithmic nature and computer programming.This is the 13th Syrian participation in this largest scientific contest in the world in informatics field.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Islamic University President Receives Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Education
Madinah, Prince Dr. Mamduh bin Saud bin Thunayyan, President of the Islamic University received here today Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Muhamed Jusic.The President of the Islamic University presented an overview of the university, its various scientific and research tracks, its global mission to serve the Islamic religion and society, as well as the role that the university offers to the international students.Later, the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina toured the Central Library, the Sports City, and the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Islamic University President Receives Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Education
Madinah, Prince Dr. Mamduh bin Saud bin Thunayyan, President of the Islamic University received here today Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Muhamed Jusic.The President of the Islamic University presented an overview of the university, its various scientific and research tracks, its global mission to serve the Islamic religion and society, as well as the role that the university offers to the international students.Later, the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina toured the Central Library, the Sports City, and the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Omani Minister of Housing Visits Saudi Arabia

General
Riyadh, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning of Sultanate Oman, Dr. Khalfan Alshueili, currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was briefed on Saudi housing as well as city development experiment, as he and his accompanying delegation toured a number of government bodies, here today.During the tour, the visiting minister was accompanied by a number of officials from the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing.Source: Saudi Press Agency