HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister congratulates the President of the Presidential Leadership Council of the Republic of Yemen

Manama, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today sent a cable of congratulations to the President of the Presidential Leadership Council of the Republic of Yemen, His Excellency Dr. Rashad Muhammed Al Alimi, on Yemen’s Unity Day.

His Royal Highness sent a similar cable to the Prime Minister of Yemen, HE Dr. Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Interior Ministry Organizes Workshop on Enhancing Coordination to Ensure Airport Security, Passenger Safety

Doha: The Ministry of Interior, represented by the Airport Security Department, organized a workshop titled “Enhancing Coordination in Facing Security Situations.” Participants from various relevant entities took part in the workshop, which aimed to discuss appropriate preventive measures to strengthen security procedures.

Assistant Director of the Airport Security Department, Major Zayed Rashid Al Nuaimi, stated that the workshop stems from the principle that “security is everyone’s responsibility” and underscores the importance of enhancing joint coordination among related parties.

He highlighted that the workshop focused on discussing and analyzing proactive measures to address security challenges, aiming to derive fruitful solutions and recommendations that would enhance the overall security system and ensure the safety of the airport and travelers.

Held at the Civil Aviation Authority building, the workshop was presented by Captain Mohammed Ibrahim Al Sadah, Project Office Officer at the Airport Secur
ity Department. It included a presentation of various security cases as lessons learned, followed by extensive discussions among participants on the key security challenges and ways to reach innovative solutions.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Saudi Ambassador to Niger Receives Head of Hajj and Umrah Committee

Niamey, The Saudi ambassador to the Republic of Niger, Dr. Zaid bin Mukhlad Al-Harbi, received today at his office the Head of the Committee for the Organization of Hajj and Umrah in the Republic of Niger.

The meeting focused on the preparations for the arrival of the Nigerien pilgrims to the Holy Land.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Space Agency Honors KFSHRC on ‘Saudi Towards Space’ Mission Anniversary

Riyadh: The CEO of the Saudi Space Agency, Dr. Mohammed Altamimi, honored King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) for its significant participation in conducting four cell biology research experiments in space as part of the landmark mission involving Saudi astronauts Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Alqarni to the International Space Station (ISS). The ceremony honoring KFSHRC was hosted by the Saudi Space Agency, commemorating the first anniversary of the “Saudi Towards Space” mission. In the presence of several senior officials.

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) conducted four research experiments on the International Space Station (ISS), which included testing the immune cell response to inflammation in space, monitoring the activity of thousands of genes in inflamed immune cells over time, observing changes in mRNA lifespan between space and Earth, and simulating the inflammatory response to drug treatment using an immune cell model.

The lead researcher and M
olecular Biomedicine Chairman at KFSHRC, Dr. Khalid Abu Khabar, stated “We are proud of this scientific achievement and our contribution to ‘Saudi Towards Space,’ which represents a milestone in our research journey.” He highlighted that such an honor serves as a motivation to continue working diligently to deliver innovative and advanced research that strengthens the Kingdom’s position in space medicine research.

Dr. Abu Khabar emphasized that the drug evaluation platform in microgravity used in the four research experiments is a unique innovation that significantly contributes to KFSHRC’s scientific achievements. Efforts are underway to secure patents in multiple countries, and the platform has the potential to address various human diseases in both space and terrestrial environments, including autoimmune disorders, chronic inflammatory conditions, microbial infections, muscle and heart diseases, and certain neurological conditions.

Dr. Wijdan Alahmadi underscored that these research experiments are part
of the rapid advancements in space medicine, necessitating the study of human health in space and gaining detailed insights into how the human body responds to extraterrestrial variables.

KFSHRC has retained its status as the leading institution in the Kingdom for the second year running and ranks 20th globally among the top 250 academic medical centers worldwide. It is also recognized as the most valuable healthcare brand in the Kingdom and the Middle East in 2024, according to Brand Finance, and has been ranked among the world’s top 250 hospitals by Newsweek Magazine.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

GCC Secretary General Visits Iranian Embassy in Riyadh to Offer Condolences on Death of Iranian President, Accompanying Delegation

Riyadh: Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Albudaiwi visited today the Iranian Embassy in Riyadh to extend his condolences to Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Saudi Arabia Alireza Enayati on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his accompanying delegation.

Albudaiwi affirmed the solidarity of the GCC with the government and people of Iran.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Riyadh Air and Saudia Academy Sign MoU to Boost Strategic Collaboration

Riyadh: Riyadh Air and Saudia Academy, a subsidiary of Saudia Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Future Aviation Forum here, to enhance aviation training capabilities in the Kingdom.

According to a Riyadh Air press release, the objective is to raise the training standards of pilots, cabin crew, and flight dispatchers.

Under the terms of the MoU, Riyadh Air and Saudia Academy will combine their expertise and resources to deliver comprehensive training programs covering many disciplines crucial to the aviation industry. These programs will encompass technical training, aviation fundamentals, ground operations, management principles, language proficiency, and regulatory compliance. The collaboration will also extend to executive education and coaching, catering to the professional development needs of aviation leaders and decision-makers.

Riyadh Air COO Peter Bellew said: “This strategic partnership with Saudia Academy exemplifies our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering exc
ellence in the aviation sector. By pooling our strengths and leveraging our collective experience, we aim to establish a world-class training ecosystem that empowers aviation professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their roles.”

Saudia Academy CEO Capt. Ismail AL Koshy said: “At Saudia Academy, we recognize the importance of investing in training and development to ensure the highest standards of safety and service excellence. Through this partnership with Riyadh Air, we are poised to set new benchmarks in aviation training, equipping our personnel with the competencies required to navigate the dynamic landscape of the aviation industry.”

The collaboration between Riyadh Air and Saudia Academy underscores the Kingdom’s steadfast commitment to advancing its aviation capabilities and supporting the growth of its aviation workforce, said the release.

The partnership aims to ‘cultivate a robust talent pipeline and strengthen Saudi Arabia’s position as a key player in the global aviation

Source: Saudi Press Agency