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Saudi Prince Faisal opens world’s largest dates festival in Buraidah

Source : Md Al-Harbi | Arab News

BURAIDAH | 19 Aug 2011

Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Qassim, inaugurated the 10th Buraidah Dates Festival late Thursday and commended the roles of public and private sectors to make the annual festival a big success.

Prince Faisal toured the various pavilions, including those for date palm plants and dates production as well as public and private sectors participating in the event.


Iranian movies win major awards at St. Petersburg festival

Source : Tehran Times   
TEHRAN | 18 Jul 2011

Two Iranian movies grabbed major awards at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival Kinoforum that ran from July 10 to 15.

Asghar Farhadi’s Golden Bear winner “Nader and Simin: A Separation” was awarded the Grand Prix of the festival, while “Gesher” by Vahid Vakilifar grabbed Choice of the Jury special award, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Sunday.


OIC cultural event highlights Islamic art

Source : Maha Akeel | Arabnews / Jeddah | 09 Mar 2011

It was a magical evening of a visual, sound and flavor festival, which combined traditional Islamic arts, music and cuisine.

Under the patronage of Princess Adela bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the spouse of the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Mrs. Fusun Ihsanoglu, hosted a cultural event from Feb. 27 to March 7 at her residence in Jeddah, which was attended by princesses, spouses of members of the diplomatic corps, artists and distinguished guests.


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