Saudi minister meets Latin American scholar

Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh receives Ahmed ben Ali Saifi, head of the Islamic Dawah Center in Latin America and the Caribbean, in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 19 December 2018

Saudi minister meets Latin American scholar

  • Scholar lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia in supporting Muslims all over the world

JEDDAH: Ahmed ben Ali Saifi, head of the Islamic Dawah Center in Latin America and the Caribbean, called on Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh at his office on Tuesday.

Welcoming the visiting scholar, the Saudi minister said the Kingdom under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been extending a helping hand to all Islamic centers and associations across the world to promote moderate values, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

Ali Saifi lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia in supporting Muslims all over the world. He also praised the Kingdom’s generous support to the annual International Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Muslims. He said his center and all its branches pledge their support to Saudi Arabia against unjust campaigns targeting its security and sovereignty. At the 31st session of the international conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, participants called for rejecting extremism and terrorism and upholding universal Islamic principles in order to preserve the spirit of Islamic tradition and correct misconceptions.


Saudi university ranks fourth on international list of educational establishments

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi university ranks fourth on international list of educational establishments

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals rates highly based on number of utilities patents granted to it in the United States
  • University received 225 patents, topped only by the University of California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Texas

DHAHRAN: Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals has been ranked fourth on a global list of 100 universities granted utility patents in the United States in 2019.
The annual list is compiled by the American organizations the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. KFUPM was granted 225 patents last year according to the list, which was topped by the University of California (631), followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (355) and the University of Texas (276).
Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, the Saudi minister of energy and chairman of KFUPM’s board of trustees, said the achievement reflects the university’s strategic methodology in the fields of research and innovation, and is something the Kingdom can be proud of.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support for education.