Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and Iraqi PM hold telephone call

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke to Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi on the telephone on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 05 September 2019

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and Iraqi PM hold telephone call

  • During the phone call, they discussed bilateral relations and emphasised the importance of cooperation in order to stabilize oil markets

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on the telephone on Thursday.
During the phone call, they discussed bilateral relations and emphasised the importance of cooperation in order to stabilize oil markets.


Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

Updated 14 min 45 sec ago

Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

  • The project is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity

RIYADH: Work has started on an ambitious initiative to document all aspects of Saudi culture across the Kingdom’s 13 regions. With its “13/16” project, the Ministry of Culture aims to highlight the nation’s cultural diversity and rich heritage by constructing a record of all forms of local art and culture.

The project, which includes the establishment of a visual library of cultural activity recorded in photographs and videos, is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity.

Teams of researchers familiar with 16 identified aspects of Saudi culture will visit all 13 regions — hence the name of the project — to photograph and film artists and creators and their work. The art forms and cultural activities in each distinct society that will be documented include theater, music, film, performing arts, literature, visual arts, architectural design, heritage and language.

The ministry has drawn up a year-long research plan covering all Saudi regions. It will begin in Riyadh region and end in the Eastern Province, passing through Jizan, Makkah, Al-Jawf, the Northern Borders, Qassim, Hail, Asir, Al-Baha, Najran and Madinah along the way.
 

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