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Prince Khaled honored for boosting urban heritage

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ARAB NEWS
Sun, 2017-01-22
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JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal received the Prince Sultan bin Salman Award for Urban Heritage “Achievement for Life Award,” in Jeddah.
The Makkah governor appreciated Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), for presenting him with the award.
Prince Khaled highlighted the importance of maintaining and taking care of Saudi national heritage, as well as presenting it to younger generations. He stressed on the need for using various natural assets in Makkah, and developing them to boost tourism in the region.
Prince Sultan said he and the award committee are proud that Prince Khaled received the award.
Prince Sultan said: “His Highness is a pioneering personality and a school which teaches us how to take care of heritage, history and culture.”
He said the purpose of the award is to create awareness about the importance of urban heritage, maintaining and developing it, and encouraging dealing with it as it is the starting point of a better future that springs from an original urban culture. He said national heritage should be made part of the social and economic life.
Prince Khaled, during his time as governor of Asir, carried out development and modernization. He established the first tourist company in New Abha, which played an important role in achieving and developing tourist facilities, and boosting entertainment and hotel services.
Prince Khaled made great contributions in supporting projects related to national heritage, and has enhanced its status as a basic element for national identity.
He made domestic tourism an important aspect of the Saudi economy, and encouraged the private sector to participate in this area, making tourism a major source of income for citizens of the region.
This award is given to people who have played a key role in maintaining heritage and its identity. It is given either to individuals, companies, or professionals. It crowns the efforts of those who work in maintaining and renovating urban heritage in the Kingdom, and the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC).
The award in its fourth session, was given to King Salman, when he was the crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, during a ceremony at Al-Murabbah Palace in 2012, for his efforts in maintaining urban heritage, caring for, and supporting heritage programs.
The first award was given to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, in 2006.

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Prince Khaled honored for boosting urban heritage

Author: 
ARAB NEWS
Sun, 2017-01-22
ID: 
1485031668979357300

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal received the Prince Sultan bin Salman Award for Urban Heritage “Achievement for Life Award,” in Jeddah.
The Makkah governor appreciated Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), for presenting him with the award.
Prince Khaled highlighted the importance of maintaining and taking care of Saudi national heritage, as well as presenting it to younger generations. He stressed on the need for using various natural assets in Makkah, and developing them to boost tourism in the region.
Prince Sultan said he and the award committee are proud that Prince Khaled received the award.
Prince Sultan said: “His Highness is a pioneering personality and a school which teaches us how to take care of heritage, history and culture.”
He said the purpose of the award is to create awareness about the importance of urban heritage, maintaining and developing it, and encouraging dealing with it as it is the starting point of a better future that springs from an original urban culture. He said national heritage should be made part of the social and economic life.
Prince Khaled, during his time as governor of Asir, carried out development and modernization. He established the first tourist company in New Abha, which played an important role in achieving and developing tourist facilities, and boosting entertainment and hotel services.
Prince Khaled made great contributions in supporting projects related to national heritage, and has enhanced its status as a basic element for national identity.
He made domestic tourism an important aspect of the Saudi economy, and encouraged the private sector to participate in this area, making tourism a major source of income for citizens of the region.
This award is given to people who have played a key role in maintaining heritage and its identity. It is given either to individuals, companies, or professionals. It crowns the efforts of those who work in maintaining and renovating urban heritage in the Kingdom, and the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC).
The award in its fourth session, was given to King Salman, when he was the crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, during a ceremony at Al-Murabbah Palace in 2012, for his efforts in maintaining urban heritage, caring for, and supporting heritage programs.
The first award was given to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, in 2006.

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Saudi campaign distributes aid to more than 5,700 Syrians in Jordan

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Arab News
Sun, 2017-01-22
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AMMAN: The Saudi National Campaign to support Syrian refugees has distributed aid to 5,739 beneficiaries of 1,014 families in the northern Jordanian governorate of Irbid.
The aids consists of winter items including blankets, sweaters, jackets, caps and other essentials.
Regional director of the Saudi National Campaign Dr. Badr bin Abdul Rahman Al-Samhan stressed that the campaign had also covered a large number of Syrian refugees and displaced families inside Syria.
Al-Samhan pointed out that the work is based on plans prepared in advance, to ensure delivery of relief aid to the greatest possible number of Syrians in need.
“The campaign works to redouble its efforts to achieve the best positive results to protect them from the harsh weather conditions,” he said.

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Muslim World League to participate in centrist conference in Pakistan

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Arab News
Sun, 2017-01-22
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1485031668859356100

JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) plans to take part in a conference on moderate political rhetoric being held in Pakistan on Sunday, according to a statement.
Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary general of the MWL, will take part in the “Centrist Rhetoric and Community Security” conference being organized by the Central Association of Ahl Al-Hadith.
It will start on Jan. 22 in Islamabad under the auspices of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.
“The Muslim World League aims, through its participation in the conference, to support its new vision designed to promote and intermediate concepts of centrist Islam and promote tolerance, love and brotherhood values, in addition to emphasizing the role of scholars in the consolidation of those entrenched values in the consciousness of Islamic moderation and fight against extremism,” said Al-Issa.
He added that scholars, preachers and thinkers in the Muslim world need to intensify their efforts “to confront extremism and terrorism calls that spread their poison among the Islamic youth taking advantage of a failure to explain the legitimate position of some of the controversial issues employed by extremism to serve its objectives after achieving victories in the promotion of fallacies and illusions.”

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Muslim World League to participate in centrist conference in Pakistan

Author: 
Arab News
Sun, 2017-01-22
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1485031668859356100

JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) plans to take part in a conference on moderate political rhetoric being held in Pakistan on Sunday, according to a statement.
Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary general of the MWL, will take part in the “Centrist Rhetoric and Community Security” conference being organized by the Central Association of Ahl Al-Hadith.
It will start on Jan. 22 in Islamabad under the auspices of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.
“The Muslim World League aims, through its participation in the conference, to support its new vision designed to promote and intermediate concepts of centrist Islam and promote tolerance, love and brotherhood values, in addition to emphasizing the role of scholars in the consolidation of those entrenched values in the consciousness of Islamic moderation and fight against extremism,” said Al-Issa.
He added that scholars, preachers and thinkers in the Muslim world need to intensify their efforts “to confront extremism and terrorism calls that spread their poison among the Islamic youth taking advantage of a failure to explain the legitimate position of some of the controversial issues employed by extremism to serve its objectives after achieving victories in the promotion of fallacies and illusions.”

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2 terrorists killed, another 2 arrested in Jeddah

Author: Muhammed Al-Sulami | Arab News StaffSat, 2017-01-21ID: 1485017118567631200JEDDAH: Two dangerous terrorists were killed and another two arrested in dramatic security operations in Jeddah on Saturday.After a pre-emptive operation by sec…


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Passenger with heroin in his stomach caught at Riyadh airport

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Arab News
Sat, 2017-01-21
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RIYADH: Customs authorities at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) have foiled an attempt by a passenger to smuggle nearly a kilogram of heroin into the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday.
KKIA Custom chief Sultan Al-Faheed was quoted by SPA as saying the banned drug, weighing 865 grams and contained in 110 capsules, were found inside the passenger’s stomach during a routine inspection.
Al-Faheed said the drugs have been recovered and legal procedures have been taken against the smuggler.
Customs authorities have foiled similar drug smuggling attempts in the country’s airports in the past years.

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Projects worth SR1bn underway in Thadiq, Huraymila

Author: Arab NewsSat, 2017-01-21ID: 1484958338862553300RIYADH: Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar said that work is underway on projects worth nearly SR1 billion in Thadiq and Huraymila. The announcement came as the prince was inspecti…


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Kingdom, Italy agree to strengthen bilateral trade, investment

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Mohammed Rasooldeen
Sat, 2017-01-21
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RIYADH: The Kingdom and Italy have decided to strengthen bilateral trade and investment through mutual dialogue.
According to an official from the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), the decision was reached during a meeting between CSC Secretary General Dr. Saud Al-Meshari and Italian Ambassador Luca Ferrari at the CSC headquarters on Wednesday.
During the meeting, Al-Meshari said Italy is one of the main trade partners to Saudi Arabia, and highlighted the significant role of the Saudi-Italian Business Council in enhancing joint investments.
He encouraged both sides to capitalize on investment opportunities as both countries possess economic openness and flexibility that are attractive to foreign investors. He also noted that Italy is popular with Saudi tourists.
Ferrari expressed Italy’s keenness on cooperating in investments with the Kingdom, and said his country wants to attract more Saudi investments, particularly in value-added projects.
Stressing the Italian business sector’s efforts and interest in strengthening relations with Saudis, he highlighted the attractive investment environment in Italy, and encouraged more trade visits between the two countries and increased cooperation in exchanging information about the latest business opportunities and technologies.
The two parties also discussed programs for the upcoming Saudi-Italian Joint Committee meeting in Rome this month. A good number of Saudi businessmen are expected to participate in this meeting, where new areas of cooperation could be identified.
The Italian presence in Saudi Arabia has grown over the past few years, with Italian companies active in all fields. Diplomatic ties were established in 1932 in Jeddah.

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Saudi female empowerment highlighted at global conference

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Fouzia Khan
Sat, 2017-01-21
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JEDDAH: Fawzia Al-Harbi, a member of the Training Authority, and director of public relations and media at the girls’ branch of the Technical and Vocational Training Corp. (TVTC), emphasized the importance of Saudi female empowerment for the development of the Kingdom at an international conference on development in Turkey.
She said female empowerment is a key part of Saudi Vision 2030. The program’s goals include increasing the participation of women in the labor market from 22 to 30 percent, increasing the contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises in gross domestic product (GDP) from 20 to 35 percent, and reducing female unemployment from 12.6 to 7 percent.
She said Saudi women are an important part of the sustainable development of the Kingdom, adding that Saudi female empowerment began under the late King Abdullah and continues under King Salman.
She cited participation of women in municipal elections and the Shoura council as examples of government support for women.
She added that Saudi women own more than SR45 billion ($12 billion) in Saudi banks and SR130 billion ($35 billion) in real estate, and that they are involved in charities and humanitarian organizations.
She said her participation in the second TASCA international conference for partnership and development was to highlight the important role of Saudi women in development, to strengthen that role, and to urge women from the Muslim world to carve out their own identity and take a leading role in building an economic and social renaissance.
She added that the conference — hosted in the city of Antalya and organized by the Turkish-Arab Association for Economic and Strategic Cooperation, and the Turkish-Arab Institute for Strategic Studies — was one of the most important to be held about empowering women.
The conference brought together more than 300 participants from 30 countries.

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