Conference condemns terror and extremism

Updated 28 November 2012
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Conference condemns terror and extremism

A recently concluded conference in Riyadh condemned all forms of terror and extremism. It called for Arab governments to boost developmental projects, curb unemployment and address youth problems.
The conference on the impact of terrorism on social development was jointly organized by Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) and the secretariat-general of the Arab Council of Social Ministers.
The conferees called on member countries to activate and update agreements on terror prevention and focus on building Arab societies based on agriculture, industry and services as a step to reduce crime.
The conferees also urged Arab and Islamic countries to support efforts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to implement a United Nations (UN) resolution on combating defamation of religions, religious intolerance and incitement to hatred on the basis of religion or beliefs.
The conferees recommended that the role of families and educational institutions be activated to ensure better nurturing of children, solidify the sense of national belonging and maximize social control in Arab societies.
They encouraged the continuation of studies and conferences dealing with all aspects of terror and extremism: the causes and dangers and how to devise effective solutions in tackling terror and minimizing its negative impact.
The conferees adopted a recommendation on the creation of honest and responsive media that could educate citizens to acknowledge dangers associated with terror acts. They said organizing a seminar on the media coverage of terror events in the Arab world might be a good idea.
President of NAUSS Abdulaziz bin Saqr Al-Ghamdi said the conference played a significant role in curbing organized crimes and terror in the Arab countries. He said 16 Arab countries joined the conference and shared their experiences in the fight against terrorism.


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KSRelief distributed assistance to Syrian refugees. (SPA/file)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications
  • The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday.

This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced Syrians and refugees in neighboring countries. 

KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications through various relief programs. 

Earlier, winter blankets, jackets, jumpers, hats and other items were distributed to meet the basic needs of refugee families.

The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.

In addition, 36 trucks with 469,483 kg of relief, shelter and medicines crossed Al-Wadiaa border on Thursday evening as part of the KSRelief plan to help Yemenis.

Of this total, 26 trucks with 500 food baskets, weighing 375 tons, in addition to 43,173 kg of shelter items, will be heading to Maareb province, and ten trucks carrying 42,221 kg of shelter items and 9.89 tons of medications will go to Aden.

On Thursday, the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs signed an MoU for the establishment of the Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of $2 million, in the presence of Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief, and a number of officials. SPA, Jeddah