King Abdulaziz Foundation Organizes ‘Saudi-Chinese Relations’ Seminar in Beijing

The King Abdulaziz Foundation participates in the Beijing International Book Fair 2024. (SPA)
The King Abdulaziz Foundation participates in the Beijing International Book Fair 2024. (SPA)
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King Abdulaziz Foundation Organizes ‘Saudi-Chinese Relations’ Seminar in Beijing

The King Abdulaziz Foundation participates in the Beijing International Book Fair 2024. (SPA)
The King Abdulaziz Foundation participates in the Beijing International Book Fair 2024. (SPA)

The King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), in cooperation with the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission, held in Beijing a scientific seminar on cultural and economic relations between Saudi Arabia and China, the Saudi Press Agency said Sunday.
The seminar, which was part of the Beijing International Book Fair, covered several topics, including maritime trade between the two countries and their cultural and economic impacts, the role of Chinese libraries in caring for Arabic manuscripts and preserving Arab heritage, and Arab heritage in China.
The Kingdom was the guest of honor at the Book Fair that was held between June 19 and 23.
The strategic partnership between the two nations has been boosted in the 21st century by the numerous agreements of cooperation in the fields of energy, trade, and investment.
Both countries took part in activities that promote global trade, including in joint projects that aimed to develop ports, railways, and industrial zones.
Cultural exchanges and academic programs have contributed to increasing the understanding between the two peoples, and the Saudi Vision 2030 has increased the scope of economic cooperation with China in areas like technology, renewable energy, and infrastructure development.
China has established digital and public libraries containing Arabic books and manuscripts. Numerous universities in China teach the Arabic language.



Kuwait Court Drops Case Against Notorious Pentagon Hacker

Palace of Justice in Kuwait
Palace of Justice in Kuwait
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Kuwait Court Drops Case Against Notorious Pentagon Hacker

Palace of Justice in Kuwait
Palace of Justice in Kuwait

The Kuwaiti Court of Cassation upheld on Sunday the dismissal of criminal charges against a notorious Kuwaiti hacker who had infiltrated hundreds of websites around the world, including the US Department of Defense’s (Pentagon) website.
The Court of Cassation, the highest judicial authority, affirmed a previous ruling by the Court of Appeals that the 28-year-old defendant could not be prosecuted for the allegations in this case, which occurred 10 years ago.
The accused faced criminal charges related to his hacking of the US Department of Defense website, accessing sensitive weapon sites, and infiltrating 200 American websites, with the information being published in 2011.
On October 9, 2023, the Criminal Court dropped the criminal case against the hacker accused of breaking into global websites, including the Pentagon’s website.
The court’s decision to drop the charges against the hacker was based on the principle that the accused could not be tried for accusations committed over 10 years ago, as the acts were carried out from 2010 to 2012.
The charge of endangering Kuwait’s potential to sever relations by hacking the US Department of Defense website was also dismissed.
The prosecution had accused the defendant of hacking more than 200 sites, some of which contained confidential information belonging to the US.
The hacker was also accused of deceitfully appropriating money through fraud by marketing his website post-hack to attract victims to subscribe and browse the website.