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The Restoring Hope, Development, and Stability in Yemen symposium organized by King Khalid University continued its activities on Tuesday the 18th of Jumada Al-Akhar in the Mahayel Asir Governorate with two presentations; Deputy Governor Ali Falki and the General Supervisor of the University Branch presided over the day's events.

Faculty of Shari'a and Fundamentals of Religion Professor, Dr. Mohammed bin Kirdam, discussed his paper, "Houthis: Historical Roots," which spoke about the emergence of the rebel group and its cancerous spread within Yemen and its malicious aims.

From the legitimacy perspective, Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion Assistant Professor, Dr. Mohammed Al-Rajhi, presented a paper entitled "Houthis, Illegitimate Roots" where he discussed their tendencies and views.

The symposium was attended by a number of residents from Mahayel, a number of faculty members, students, and members from the military and civilian sectors.

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The second session of the "Restoring Hope for the State of Yemen and its Development and Stability" symposium was held on Tuesday the 18th of Jumada Al-Thani in the Talha bin Obaidullah Theater in Dhahran Al-Janoub.

The opening session of the symposium began with a speech from the Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit at King Khalid University, Dr. Yahya Al-Bakri, who explained the depraved characteristics of separation in a stirring speech.  He delved into the impact disruption can have on an Islamic nation if left unchecked. The history of separation and adversity that the Islamic world has suffered as a result of these crises was also explained.

The Director of Training Programs at the Prince Nayef University for Security Sciences, Major General Dr. Ali Al-Ruwaili, presented a paper on the social and security results of the Al-Hazm Storm operation and a sustainable approach to the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

The President of the Center of Development for Senior Administrative Leadership, Dr. Faisal Al-Sumairi, talked about the comprehensive humanitarian efforts of coalition countries to remedy the developmental conditions in Yemen and the assistance provided to the Yemeni people in diverse fields. He praised the Kingdom's visionary leadership for preserving the Arabism of Yemen. He also displayed the amount of aid provided by the Saudi government to the different regions and cities of Yemen.

The seminar drew in large crowds of diverse participants from all branches of the military,  civilian, and educational sectors including students. 

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King Khalid University is organizing a scientific symposium on the extraordinary humanitarian efforts and operations of the Arab Coalition Countries in supporting the development and stability of Yemen, on Monday, 17 Jumada II 1439 AH.

The Vice-President of Higher Studies and Scientific Research, who is also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Saad bin Abdulrahman Al-Omari, affirmed that the symposium will be held under the noble auspices of numerous ministerial directives to all universities. The Kingdom's highly lauded humanitarian role and that of the coalition in Yemen will be highlighted during the symposium.

Dr. Al-Omari added that a number of personalities and public opinion leaders will be invited to talk about the role and efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the coalition countries in supporting the stability of Yemen and development. He added that the symposium will be held for all segments of society. He further related that accompanying seminars will be held in the Governorates of Dahran Al-Janoub and Mohaiyil on the day after the main symposium.

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The symposium of the monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia produced unanimous recommendations at the conclusion of its scientific sessions. The symposium was organized by King Khalid University and represented by the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies. It coincided with the First Convention of Antiquities in the Kingdom sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The sessions of the symposium included four scientific papers presented by a number of specialists in the university. The papers were characterized by the diversity and richness of drawings and rock inscriptions in the Kingdom, as well as the valley "Aya" in the Aseer region as an archaeological and heritage site, in addition to the importance of archaeological scanning to identify the monuments in the region and tourism in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

In like manner, the Director of the Prince Sultan Center for Research and Environmental Studies and Tourism who is also the Deputy Director General of the symposium, Dr. Hussein Al-Wadai, observed that the closing session of the symposium produced numerous recommendations that will benefit the region in terms of preserving the monuments and supporting its untapped tourism fields.

Al-Wadai pointed out that the recommendations stressed the need to pay attention to the academic units concerned with archeology, including the establishment of a special department at King Khalid University, in addition to activating the role of the community in the interest of the monuments through an extensive media campaign to identify all of the historical monuments of the Asir region. Furthermore, the sessions recommended establishing an archaeological museum in the region named "The Monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Aseer region." Equally important, a wide-ranging proposal was initiated calling for an index of locations and development of archaeological nomenclature of all sites in the region. It is important to note that it was related that Offices of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the most important provinces have to be launched at the outset of any endeavor mentioned above.

It is noteworthy that "The Monuments of Saudi Arabia" symposium was held at King Khalid University in collaboration with the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies at the University and the branch of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the Aseer Region. An unmatched level of cooperation helped to seamlessly integrate statistical aspects of the event because the active players in the symposium have specialized data on tourism and archeology.

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The Rector of King Khalid University (KKU), Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, opened this morning a symposium on the knowledge economy and its developmental role in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event was organized by the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences.

The aim of this symposium was to emphasize the importance role of knowledge as a driving force for production and economic growth, as well as in response to the Kingdom's National Strategy, which, by 2030, envisages the Kingdom to become a knowledge society in a prosperous, diversified, and a knowledge-based economy in order to cope with the changes imposed by current economic conditions.

In his speech, the university Rector stressed that science and knowledge are among the most important elements of power that the nations are proud of as a source of building civilizations. He pointed out that the 21st century highlights the importance of the knowledge economy, which is the most important factor of progress and cultural prosperity. We live in a time of technical transformation and information revolution, which requires us to pay more attention to science and knowledge so that the development of information technology and modern systems have a clear impact on economic activities, which contributes to creating a real development in society.

Al-Solamy explained that the Kingdom is seeking to build a clear and stable future plan for the transformation of the Saudi society into a knowledge society and contribute to the transformation of its national economy into the knowledge economy by 2020. He pointed out that the knowledge plan with its two stages "Knowledge 1" and "Knowledge 2", aims to make the Saudi society a knowledge society with a knowledge-based economy characterized by a diversity of resources and capabilities, led by productive human resources and the private sector, which will provide a high standard of living and a prestigious international position with the vision of the Kingdom of 2030. Rector Al-Solamy thanked the speakers and participants for their attendance and participation in the symposium. He also thanked the organizers of the symposium from the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences from the scientific and regulatory committees and all those who contributed to the success of this symposium. He said, "We all look forward to the success of this symposium, and we ask God the Almighty- to reconcile participants to posts out recommendations that would serve the objectives and themes of this symposium."

For his part, the Dean of the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences College, who was also the Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Dr. Fayez Bin Dhafrah, welcomed the University's Rector, guests, and participants, thanking them for honoring this symposium. He pointed out that the symposium seeks to communicate with a group of specialists, researchers, and interested persons, with long and distinguished experience, to achieve a number of goals. Most notably, the discussion of the reality and influences of knowledge economy in Saudi Arabia, knowledge of its fundamental pillars, as well as the identification assigned to the government and the private sector's role in support, and also to identify the developmental role of the knowledge economy in the Kingdom, and to discuss the most important challenges and requirements of transformation to the knowledge economy, and evaluate the vision proposed to support and stimulate the Saudi economy.

The President of the Joatha Advisory Center, Dr. Ihsan Buhliqa, delivered a speech in which he thanked the Rector of King Khalid University and the staff of the University for the good reception. He praised the role of the University in this symposium in the fields of knowledge economy, stressing that the knowledge economy in Saudi Arabia will receive great attention during the coming period due to the national transformation program 2020, in line with the Kingdom's vision 2030, hoping that this symposium has an active role in the knowledge economy techniques and basic pillars.

At the end of the opening ceremony, Rector Al-Solamy honored university researchers, participants, and organizers of the symposium. In addition, the Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences presented, on the occasion, a memorial shield to His Excellency the Rector.

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Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, and in the framework of immunizing young people from deviant ideas and deviant groups, the Intellectual Awareness Unit at the university organized the first intellectual symposium entitled "Enemies of the nation's ethic is treachery: legitimacy, security, and cultural Perspective" in the central Stands at the University City in Abha.

During the symposium, a member of the Faculty of Shari'a and Forensic Researcher, Dr. Aboud Bin Deraa spoke about the real enemies of the nation in the past and the present and their most distinctive features. He concluded by mentioning some historical models that proved their betrayal throughout history.

In turn, the former Adviser to the Minister of the Interior and the educational and security expert, Dr. Saud Al-Musaibih talked about the security secretions of that hostility and the means of confrontation and efforts to repel the aggression of the past and present and its impact on individuals and communities. He mentioned some pictures of it.

It is worth mentioning that this symposium comes within the framework of university Rector's directives and his constant emphasis on the need to guide and immunize the employees and faculty of the university by holding many different events such as seminars, lectures, competitions and others.

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The Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship of the King Khalid University has concluded a workshop arranged by the Deanship in coordination with Faculty of Languages and Translation (FLT). The workshop was titled "English Language Teaching Difficulties" and was presented to teachers of the English Language in the Asir region. The workshop was attended by more than 30 male teachers and 25 female teachers.  

The symposium was led by FLT Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi and FLT Vice Dean, Dr. Ali Alamir. Additionally, Dr. Ismail Al Refaai, Prof. Dr. Habib Abdessalem, Dr. Eyhab Abdulrazaq Badr Eddin, and Dr. Salem bin Dawood focused on critical topics in the field. The participants of the workshop thanked the FLT for this initiative and prompted further discussion leading to a recommendation that more successful workshops be conducted. They further asserted that they are looking forward to topics concerning the educational process and the pedagogical implications of teaching in the TEFL/TESOL fields.

In the same context, the Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship, in coordination with the National Association Branch for Human Rights in Asir, arranged a lecture under the title, "Respecting Human Rights is my Responsibility." It took place in the Central Stands building and was presented by the Supervisor of the Association, Dr. Ali bin Essa Al Shoaby.

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The symposium on small and medium-sized enterprises was continued with its tasks for the second day. The symposium is organized by King Khalid University (KKU), represented by Corporates' Governance Center. 4 workshops were held with the participation of a number of those who are interested in matters of investment and entrepreneurship.

The first workshop was presented by a teacher of accounting in the Finance and administrative College of King Khalid University, Dr. Hemeida Abdulmajeed. His presentation was under the title, "Arbitrages and their roles in planning and censorship in small and medium-sized enterprises." In this workshop, Dr. Abdulmajeed discussed the process of arbitrage preparation procedures, principles of arbitrage preparation, in addition to the types of arbitrates, depending on the period of time an arbitrate covers, purchases arbitrate, production, needed materials for production, variable industrial wages arbitrate, fixed and variable costs arbitrate, in addition to the subject of deviations analysis of the arbitrate.

During the second workshop, which was set for women, Dr. Ashwaq Al Qahtani, from the secretariat of Asir region, revealed the most important obstacles that productive families in Saudi Arabia may face. These obstacles are weakness of project feasibility studies, low skills and experience in the technical aspects of the activity, lack of experience of how to get the equipment and required raw materials, lack of management experience, lack of experience in marketing mechanisms, lack of adequate funding, in addition to a lack of enough boldness and awareness, and how it is important for the women to start their own business, and to compete with similar projects run by other women of the expatriate labor.  

Dr. Al-Qahtani said that the vision of Saudi Arabia - 'Vision 2030 - focused on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, and considered these enterprises as the most important incentive for the economic growth and productive families because part of these enterprises need support to achieve the vision of Saudi Arabia. As part of Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently announced the main target as was determined; raise the contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises in the national outcome from 20% to 35%. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia has established a special body to support small and medium-sized enterprises. Undoubtedly, this body will contribute to money recycling internally, rather than export it abroad through labor serving the country's economy. Dr. Al-Qahtani listed seven obstacles that stand in the way of investment in small and medium-sized enterprises. They are the cost of capital, inflation, government funding, red tape, taxation, competition, and scarcity of raw materials. She explained that the seven rules for successful investment centered on the place, modern areas, existing projects, cooperation with the owners of expertise and investment according to financial capabilities.

In the third workshop, trainer on small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs at "Entrepreneurship" Institute, Prof. Lo'ae Radwan, discussed the subject of small projects from concept to completion. He talked about several topics, notably the core partners, tasks and basic sources, in addition to the basic value and the relationship with customers and channels and target segments, and also restructuring costs, as well as sources of income for small businesses in general.

After that, the representative of Social Development Bank, Mr. Khalid Al-Maliki, directed an open panel discussion with the audience, to answer their questions about the role of the Development Bank in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, and how to use them.

It is noteworthy that the symposium was concluded with a workshop about financial analysis and its role in decision-making in small and medium-sized enterprises. It was presented by Dr. Mohammed Bagahr, in which he discussed the concept of financial analysis, and the purpose of financial analysis, in addition to beneficiaries, the levels and methods of financial analysis, and the subject of the financial statements, vertical and horizontal analysis, financial ratios, and finally the prediction of financial failure.

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The symposium on the small and medium-sized enterprises, which is within the new corporates' system, currently being organized by King Khalid University (KKU), represented by the Corporate Governance Center, has come out with a number of recommendations such as the establishment of a fund after the name of His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz - the Governor of Asir region. The purpose of such recommendation is to support small and medium-sized enterprises as there should be a social responsibility of companies and individuals in the region of Asir.

The Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the symposium, Dr. Sultan Al Farah, has clarified that the recommendations included four main axes, the first axis was about holders and supporting banks for small enterprises. This axis talked about adopting a greater role for financial institutions to support small and medium-sized enterprises, in addition to establishing a center to provide all funding and management services for small and medium-sized enterprises, similarly as the General Authority for investment Center.

The second axis presented special stories and success factors in highlighting successful models in Asir region, in order to motivate young people to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, the second axis included establishing a fund after the name of His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid - the Governor of Asir Region - to support the establishment of small and medium-sized enterprises; believing in the social responsibility for companies and for individuals in Asir region.  

The third axis was about the Economic Committee in Asir region, the establishment of small and medium-sized enterprises in the region, and embracing businesses that stem from the culture of Asir region, as well as developing them to be trademarks and so, could be exported. The fourth axis was about governance in small and medium-sized enterprises, the development and preparation of a guide for corporate governance for small and medium enterprises. This is with the intention of helping them to implement corporate governance, and activating the role of the corporate governance center at King Khalid University in the rehabilitation of owners of small and medium enterprises, and in the supply of aid and support.


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