Wednesday, June 23

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TRSDC Signs Master Research Agreement with KAUST

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Jeddah, The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has signed a Master Research Agreement (MRA) with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The agreement, which is open for renewal after five years, follows extensive collaboration between the two organizations on flora and fauna assessments, marine spatial planning, and an international competition called the Brains-for-Brine Challenge. The MRA cements the legal framework for mutually beneficial research projects on topics including, sustainability of marine environments, waste management systems, sustainable food production, energy conservation, and carbon sequestration."There is a growing realization that tourism needs to be far more sustainable and even regenerative in its approach. The Red Sea coast of the Kingdom of ...

President of RCJY Receives Omani Delegation

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Riyadh, President of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) Eng. Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Saadan received here today Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion for Investment Promotion of the Sultanate of Oman Aseela Al-Samsami and her accompanying delegation.Eng. Al-Saadan reviewed the successful experience of the RCJY, which spanned over decades in establishing, managing and operating industrial cities and attracting local and international investments.For her part, Al-Samsami hailed the achievements of the RCJY, and expressed her desire to benefit from the experience of the RCJY in managing the cities.During the meeting, they discussed ways to enhance the joint cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman in the fi...

Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority President Receives Regional Director of UN Office on Drugs and Crime to GCC States

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Riyadh, President of Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) Mazin bin Ibrahim Al-Kahmous received in Riyadh today the Regional Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Judge Dr. Hatim Ali.The meeting discussed strategic partnership and issues of mutual interests between the Authority and the UNODC.Dr. Hatim Ali praised Saudi Arabia's efforts in the field of combating corruption and promoting integrity, adding that Saudi Arabia is leading the world through the Riyadh Initiative (Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities).Source: Saudi Press Agency

UAE Condemns Houthi Militia’s Targeting of Khamis Mushait City with a Bomb-laden UAV

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Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condemned and denounced the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ attempts to target civilians and civilian objects in Khamis Mushait City, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in a systematic and deliberate way through a bomb-laden UAV that was intercepted by the coalition forces.In a statement, the Emirati Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterated that the ongoing terrorist attacks by the Houthi militias reflect their blatant challenge to the international community and disregard of all international laws and norms.The ministry also called on the international community to adopt a decisive and immediate stance to stop these recurrent acts that target vital and civilian facilities and the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The U...

Grospic: West imposes inhuman coercive measures on Syria although it faces international terrorism

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Prague, Deputy Head of Czech Moravian Communist Party, Head of the Czech Parliamentary Committee for Friendship with Syria, Stanislav Grospic, said that although Syria has been exposed daily to foreign aggression and international terrorism, the West still imposes coercive unilateral and inhuman measures on the Syrian people.In a video clip that was broadcast on Monday by the party’s website, Grospic noted that these unilateral measures affected the medicines and the humanitarian aid which the Syrian people are in need for.He added “if we want to help Syria and its people, then we should send medicines and the necessary humanitarian aid,” asserting that this issue must be on top of the priorities of the Czech Foreign ministry.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Lavrov: West must recognize its responsibility for deterioration of humanitarian situation in Syria

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Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, affirmed that Western countries are responsible for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Syria, calling on them to recognize their responsibility for that and to abandon unilateral interpretation of humanitarian issues.During a joint press conference on Monday with the Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Helga Schmid, Lavrov stressed the need to engage the Syrian government in aid delivering process.He reiterated that Syria is ready for that, but unfortunately “our partners in the United Nations and others have so far been unable to coordinate on this clear and legitimate stance.”In this regard, Lavrov criticized the policy of the United States and the European Union concerning the Syr...