Kingdom, Singapore ink security pact

Updated 05 December 2012
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Kingdom, Singapore ink security pact

Saudi Arabia and Singapore signed a letter of intent for security cooperation. The accord was signed by Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Naif and Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean following talks on Monday.
“The agreement reflects the strong relations between the two countries and their desire for cooperation in combating terrorism, organized crimes, money laundering, drug trafficking and information crimes,” an official statement said. The signing of the accord came following talks between Prince Muhammad and Hean, the statement said, adding that the talks focused on ways of expanding cooperation between the two interior ministries.
Hean left here yesterday at the conclusion of his official visit during which he met with Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister defense, exploring prospects of expanding bilateral cooperation in all sectors.
Hean, who is also coordinating minister for national security, visited Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh. Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghamdi, president of the university, briefed the minister on his institution’s role in strengthening Arab security and combating organized crimes.


Saudi Red Crescent launches app to use in emergency

The app users can send an urgent distress signal in extreme emergencies to the Red Crescent. (SPA)
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Saudi Red Crescent launches app to use in emergency

  • The App allows ambulance teams to locate users and provides a list of the nearest health facilities
  • The Aseafni app also supports users with special needs — people with impaired hearing or speech

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority has launched the “Aseafni” application to receive emergency service requests through smartphones in six different languages, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
It is part of its efforts to provide the best emergency services across the Kingdom.
The app allows users to report an incident using a smartphone, call an emergency team, request help by sending a distress signal, and view the report’s status and track it.
It also allows ambulance teams to locate users and provides a list of the nearest health facilities, the emergency numbers of other relief agencies, and the option of logging a person’s medical history.
The Aseafni app also supports users with special needs — people with impaired hearing or speech — by allowing them to send distress signals or request an emergency service without having to make a phone call.
The app users can also send an urgent distress signal in extreme emergencies to the Red Crescent and other emergency contacts (family and friends) through the SMS service. AN Riyadh