Saudi Arabia: 77,000 visitors attended King Fahd exhibition

More than 77,000 visitors attended the exhibition and conference on the life of the late King Fahd.

The event, which concluded on Saturday, was opened by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at the Riyadh International Exhibition and Conference Center.

The show, originally scheduled to run for two weeks, was extended for a further four days due to public demand.

The exhibition, organized by the children ”

Saudi Arabia: Arabic Language course by Saudi club in USA

The Saudi club at the Robert Morris University in the US has succeeded in introducing a two-week course on Arabic language, and Saudi scholarship students will be teaching for free.

The idea behind this is to popularize the Arabic language and culture. The efforts by the club is unique in the way that generally a scholarship program is only focused on students’ degrees.

Head of the club, Khaled Al Shamari, said the course became popular not only among

Saudi Arabia: New university to solve problem of expats

FRUITFUL COOPERATION: Gammon Group Chairman Sheikh Rafik Mohammed with Prince Faisal bin Saud bin Musaed.

Realizing the decades-old dream of expat parents, a Saudi business group led by Prince Saud bin Musaed has taken the initiative to open an international university in Jeddah, offering degrees in engineering, automobile mechanics and business management.

The new university is a joint venture between Gammon Saudi Arabia and the Bangalore-based Bapuji Institute of Science & Technology,

Saudi Arabia: Saudi oil production near record high in April

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi says Saudi Arabia is producing near record levels of crude in April, underscoring the kingdom’s willingness to defend market share at a time when oil markets have staged a fragile recovery.

There are worries among some producers that growing output from Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could snuff out a recent rebound in oil prices, particularly with economic growth in key consumer China the slowest in six years in the first quarter.

OPEC had said its overall output surged to 30.79 million barrels per day in March, up 810,000 bpd from the previous month, with demand higher than expected due to lower prices.

Saudi Arabia: KACST Science, Technology week to begin Sunday

Extensive arrangements are being made by the King Abdul Aziz City For Science and Technology (KACST) for the Science and Technology week that begins in Riyadh Sunday.

The event, aimed at communicating with society and promoting interest in science, will be opened by Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad, KACST president, at its headquarters. More than 30 pavilions will display various services and products.