Scientific seminar on divorce in Saudi Arabia

KACST-- Marriage contracts in 1413 AH (1993) reached 67.934 then dropped down  in following four years (1414 – 1418AH) (1994-1998) with a remarkable rise in 1418AH (1998) when they registered 70.169 … [Read more...]

Book Review: King Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz by Alexei Vassiliev

In 2012 al-Saqi Books published a biography of King Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz by Alexei Vassiliev, whose History of Saudi Arabia it published in 1997. Vassiliev, a charming writer who draws on Russian … [Read more...]

Rationalise its energy consumption in the GCC

An important step has been taken by the likes of the UAE and Saudi Arabia to drop power and water consumption by 30 per cent by 2030. This conscious step will be reflected on the economy and the … [Read more...]

Dates’ remnants instead of imported maize to compose compound feed for poultry

Riyadh -- A recent scientific study recommended making use of dates’ remnants unfit for human consumption in varied percentages to compose poultry feed instead of imported maize. Outcomes of the … [Read more...]

Interview: Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia

In this exclusive interview with the ECSSR, Her Excellency Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, discusses a range of issues including Australia’s relations with the Gulf region, climate … [Read more...]

The history of Muslim societies. Interview with Dr Cemil Aydın

Interview with Dr Cemil Aydın, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. Interview … [Read more...]

Banking as an institution is totally unfair: Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus (Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his “efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below”) makes highly informative and insightful … [Read more...]

The Soviet Union, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia

The Soviet Union was the first country to recognise Abd al-Aziz as the ruler of the Hejaz in 1925. The Soviet Union had established a consulate in Jidda as early as 1924, under King Hussain and his … [Read more...]

Book Review: Roads of Arabia, Archaeology and History in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

'The Louvre Museum's 2012 exhibition, Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, made a significant contribution to raising international awareness of Saudi Arabia's … [Read more...]

The Kingdom’s sky experiences a partial sun eclipse

KACST-- The sky of the Kingdom experiences next Sunday 29th  Zulhijjah 1434h , corresponding to 3rd November 2013, a partial Sun eclipse that starts from the north-west of the kingdom then moves to … [Read more...]

The Kingdom ranks higher in the annual rate increase of scientific studies and research publications

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) released a report on science and technology indicators in the Kingdom that aims to assess and evaluate performance of the National Science … [Read more...]

Book Review: On the Weave of the Sun

An Anthology of 18 Contemporary Short Stories by 14 writers from Saudi Arabia (Awadh Shaher, Jubail Al-Melaihan, Wafa Altayeb and Leila Al-Ehaideb), Syria (Ibtesam Trisy, Faysal Abu Saad and Nabil … [Read more...]

Poetry: ORYX Poetry Award 2012

ORYX Poetry Award 2012 is dedicated to the best Arabian food poem: Poem by the Abbasid prince, singer, composer and poet Ibrahim ibn al-Mahdi (Arabic: إبراهيم بن المهدي‎) (779–839) on a dish … [Read more...]