» 03/15/2008, 00.00
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Within a year, the first Islamic school in the country will open its doors
The announcement comes from the Korea Muslim Federation. The elementary school, where prayer will not be obligatory, is financed in part by Saudi Arabia. Within three years, a secondary school and cultural centre are planned to open.
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Closer South Korean-Iranian relations threaten to unleash Riyadh’s wrath
MOUs worth US$ 45 billion were signed during President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Iran. Some analysts are concerned about skewed relations at a time when sanctions have not been completely lifted. Saudi oil is at stake. Saudis would like to see a Seoul street named after the Saudi capital.
16/04/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi court confirms validity of marriage for eight-year-old girl
Criticisms from UNICEF and the U.S. State Department. The Riyadh justice minister himself says that he wants to put an end to the arbitrary power of parents who arrange marriages for minor children, but does not mention any ban.
28/11/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi minister: teachers and students, reject extremism
The task of Muslims is to spread the message of Islam in a convincing way. "Islam is a way of life that conforms to man’s nature. It’s suitable for all ages and places." Teachers and students should make their contribution to resolve the problems and crises facing humanity.
26/09/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi monarch promotes interreligious dialogue
King Abdullah emphasizes the leading role played by the National Dialogue Center in the search for peace and social harmony. He reiterates the importance of an encounter with the faithful of other religions, an essential factor for the "development" and "modernization" of the Arab nation.
05/07/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi muftis: terrorists and their supporters are committing a "grave sin"
The highest Muslim authorities call for "respect for the dictates of Islam" without fomenting "hatred and division". Also condemned are those who offer protection and cover for the fundamentalists. Since January, there have been more than 520 arrests, with the accusation of planning attacks on the kingdom's refineries.
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