Tuesday, July 5

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UNICEF Gulf Praises Saudi Arabia’s Decision to Resume In-Class Education for Kindergartens, Elementary Stages

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Riyadh, UNICEF Gulf Deputy Representative Jumana Haj Ahmad has praised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s decision to resume in-class education for the kindergarten and elementary stages, stressing that it is an important step for children, especially that schools should be the last to close and the first to reopen during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The remarks were made during a visit to the Satellite Broadcasting School (SBS), where the delegates were received by the Ministry of Education Undersecretary for Public Education Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Migbel who delivered a briefing on the school and broadcasting studios, and the mechanism of shooting and recording lessons, in addition to the operations of educational supervision for their contents. He also delivered a presentation on t...

HRH Crown Prince Receives Russia’s Special Presidential Envoy for Syrian Settlement

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Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received today in Riyadh Russia's Special Presidential Envoy for Syrian Settlement Alexander Lavrentiev.Russia's Envoy conveyed the greetings of President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. In turn, HRH the Crown Prince sent his greetings to the Russian President.During the meeting, the two sides reviewed aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries as well as developments in Syria.The meeting was attended by Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet and National Security Adviser Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al...

Covid-19: Over 300 mln cases confirmed all over world, WHO says

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GENEVA, The COVID-19 total caseload all over the world has surpassed 330 mln, while the death toll has reached 5.55 mln, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated. According to the latest data, as many as 332,617,707 people were infected with COVID-19 and some 5,551,314 others died. The COVID-19 incidence rose by 3,156,986 in the last 24 hours and the number of fatalities climbed by 6,889. On Jan 12, there was registered a new high of 3,519,158 COVID-19 daily cases. The WHO counts only officially confirmed data provided by the countries.    The US ranks first in terms of COVID-19 cases, recording 66,254,888 cases of the infection. India occupies the second position (37,901,241 cases), followed by Brazil (23,074,791), the UK (15,399,304) and France (14,346,424). The ...

STC Group Wins 2021 Effie Middle East Gold Awards

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Riyadh, The Saudi Telecom Company, STC, has bagged several awards at the “Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Effie Awards 2021” ceremony, as it responded to the inquiries of individuals and users regarding the 5G network.STC won the Gold Award for the “best use of data” category, while “STC Pay” sealed the gold award for its interactive application for the “Sustainable Success” category, and STC’s Jawwy won the bronze for the “Fair Telco” category.The Group interactively answered the customers' questions about the 5G network, by collecting information and extracting data about individuals' inquiries, analyzing and answering them in simple ways, and creating a video clip that addresses most of the answers. Source: Saudi Press Agency

HM King sends letter to Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif

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Manama, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, sent a written letter to His Eminence the Grand Imam, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif. It was delivered by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative to the Arab League, Hesham bin Mohammed Al-Jowder, at the headquarters of the Al-Azhar sheikhdom in Cairo. HE the Grand Imam, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, praised relations between Al-Azhar and the Kingdom of Bahrain, lauding the role of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in serving Arab and Islamic issues. For his part, the Bahraini ambassador expressed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s appreciation for Al-Azhar’s pioneering role in consolidating the Islamic principles and values of peace, tolerance and coexi...

Saudi Arabia’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai participates in the “House in Nature” sessions

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Dubai, The Kingdom’s Pavilion at "Expo 2020 Dubai" enjoyed an outstanding attendance in the activities of the Urban and Rural Development Week and the Expo Program for Man and Planet Earth, which is the third week of specialized topics organized by the international event which will continue until March 31, 2022, where the pavilion did not lose sight of the held sessions, including "House in Nature: Healthy Making, Liveable Environments, and Sustainability", held at the Nexus Pavilion located in the Opportunity District.Several officials took part in the sessions representing various international pavilions, as well as experts and specialists, who shed light on global sustainability challenges and opportunities and reviewed future trends in urban and rural development.During the "House In...