Tuesday, November 29

Day: September 2, 2022

Minister of Education participates in G20, stressing Saudi Vision 2030 goals to prepare highly skilled, knowledgeable youth to compete globally

Riyadh-- His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, lauded the achievements of the Kingdom in its reform of the educational system. There have been vast improvements in learning outcomes and the readiness of the education system to meet the needs of the labor market and prepare students for future jobs.In his speech today at the meeting of the G20 Education Ministers, Dr. Al-Sheikh outlined several aspects of the Kingdom’s commitment to education reform. The reforms included improving school readiness by expanding equitable access to high-quality early childhood education. The MOE has been constructing new classrooms, partnering with the private sector, engaging all education stakeholders, and hiring and training early childhood teachers.Through the development of curri...

Global Markets mixed

LONDON-- Global Markets were mixed on Friday, Reuters reported.The MSCI world equity index was steady on the day but headed for a 3% drop on the week, which would mark its third straight week of losses.U.S. S&P futures weakened 0.16% after the S&P 500 index rose 0.3% on Thursday.European stocks recovered slightly from Thursday's six-week lows, gaining 0.4%, while Britain's FTSE rose 0.5%.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.6%, heading for its worst weekly performance since mid-June with a tumble of 3.6%.Japan's Nikkei was steady and Chinese blue chips dropped 0.5%.The dollar hit a fresh 24-year high against the yen at 140.43. The euro rose 0.5% to $0.9995.Oil prices recovered much of their...

Supported by KSrelief, Yemeni health staff in four governorates receive training on treating severe and acute malnutrition

Aden-- A training course was held yesterday with the participation of 50 health personnel in emergency departments from four major hospitals in Aden, Lahj, Al Dhale, and Hadramout, who were trained on how to treat acute and severe malnutrition, with the support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).The training course aims to qualify health practitioners for treating severe and acute malnutrition patients, provide medical services in health and nutrition in pediatric and emergency departments, identify all cases of children admitted to hospitals, and provide prompt detection of the type of malnutrition and appropriate treatment and referral.This comes within the framework of the continuous support provided by th...

Saudi Education Minister meets Indonesian counterpart and Assistant Director of Education at UNESCO during the G20 Ministerial Meeting

Bali—Saudi Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, has met with the Indonesian Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Nadiem Anwar Makarim, and the Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO, Dr. Stefania Giannini, as part of the agenda of a visit to Indonesia to participate in the meeting of the G20 ministers of education, currently being held in Bali.The Minister discussed with the Indonesian side ways to enhance cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Indonesia in education, and to build a solid and comprehensive partnership to benefit from the development plans and programs implemented by educational institutions in the two countries, as well as to enhance cooperation and partnerships in higher education, scientific research and...

Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs visits Madinah Region Command and Prince Sultan Hospital

Madinah-- In implementation of the directive of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, Dr. Khaled Al-Biyari, visited yesterday the Command of Madinah Region and Prince Sultan Armed Forces Hospital within the framework of the “Together” program aiming to achieve best practices in the Ministry's work environment.During the visit, he was briefed on the Command of Madinah Region and gave a briefing about the Ministry of Defense development program, clarifying its achievements, progress and the most important achievements in the related initiatives.Dr. Al-Biyari toured the facilities of Prince Sultan Armed Forces Hospital in Madinah, where he was briefed on the...

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology discusses with his counterparts prospects of partnership and cooperation to accelerate growth of digital economy, technology and innovation

Bali, Indonesia-- Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha, has held over two days in the Indonesian city of Bali several working meetings with the ministers of digital economy, communications and science and high-level government officials in Indonesia, India, the People’s Republic of China, Japan and the United States of America after the conclusion of the G20 digital economy working group..Eng. Al-Sawaha reviewed the successive achievements of the communications and information technology system in the Kingdom with the support of the wise leadership which qualified it to top many relevant international and global indicators, and made it provide great opportunities for investors in the technology and innovation sectors with a strong dig...