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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz University launches six-level Chinese proficiency test
Culture & Education | Tuesday 18 June, 2019 3:53 am
King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) on Sunday launched a Chinese language proficiency test under the supervision of KAU’s Chinese Science and Culture Exchange Center. The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) test is the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The six-level test assesses non-native Chinese...
Saudi envoy attends launch of palm of peace initiative
Culture & Education | Monday 17 June, 2019 5:00 am
Osama Nuqali, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative of the Kingdom to the Arab League, attended the inauguration of the “Palm of Peace, from the Land of Peace” initiative in Cairo on Saturday. The initiative was launched by Prince Faisal bin Mishaal bin Abdul Aziz, ...
Jumeirah College Dubai celebrates remarkable ‘Graduation Day’
Culture & Education | Monday 17 June, 2019 4:35 am
Over 140 students from Jumeirah College Dubai took their walk across the stage to accept their certificates at a grand Graduation Ceremony held in the presence of royal guests, school management, teaching staff and families. Special guests included His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin...
6th World Congress of News Agencies is Concluded in Sofia
Culture & Education | Saturday 15 June, 2019 5:00 am
The 6th World Congress of News Agencies, organized by Bulgarian news agency (BTA), was concluded here. The congress was accompanied by a field exhibition of photographs, in which Saudi Press Agency (SPA) participated with excellent picture of Makkah Grand Mosque. ...
UAEBBY’s ‘Books Made in UAE’ Writers Workshop Series 
Brings Children’s Rights and Safety to the Fore
Culture & Education | Friday 14 June, 2019 5:21 am
The fundamentals of writing for children and young adults (YA), focusing on children’s rights and safety, have been comprehensively tackled at the eighth annual edition of ‘Books Made in UAE’ workshop series organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY). Workshop...
Saudi Arabia’s literacy push comes with a cash prize
Culture & Education | Saturday 8 June, 2019 6:13 pm
A Saudi education campaign will offer financial rewards as part of efforts to reduce illiteracy in isolated and remote areas of the Kingdom. The Education Ministry’s summer campaigns will be run in four departments: Al-Khadra in Makkah, Al-Wajh in Tabuk, Al-Edabi in Sabya and Tarj in...
Saudi foundation wins gold, bronze in European Physics Olympiad
Culture & Education | Friday 7 June, 2019 5:12 am
Azan Al-Majnooni and Hisham Al-Maliki, of the King Abdul Aziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), won gold and bronze medals respectively at the European Physics Olympiad (EUPHO) 2019, in Riga, Latvia. The contest ran from May 31 to June 4, and the Saudi duo were ...
Ithra'a takes part in Russian Hermitage museum expo
Culture & Education | Friday 7 June, 2019 5:04 am
 King Abdulaziz International Cultural Center (Ithra'a) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently participating in the "artificial intelligence and dialogue among cultures" expo being held at Hermitage museum in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Ithra'a is exhibiting...
US envoy visits Riyadh’s Masmak Museum
Culture & Education | Friday 7 June, 2019 3:11 am
US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid visited Masmak Museum in Riyadh on Thursday, where he was received by the museum’s director Nasser Al-Arifi. The ambassador was briefed on the importance of Masmak Fort and its prominent position in the history of Saudi Arabia, and Riyadh in...
 Sharjah Book Authority Represents Arab Culture at BookExpo America
Culture & Education | Monday 3 June, 2019 4:06 am
The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) successfully highlighted the diverse investment opportunities in the publishing sector in Sharjah at BookExpo America that recently concluded in New York. The SBA also showcased the incentives and facilities available in Sharjah and the UAE to American and Canadian...