10 Umrah pilgrims die, 27 others hurt in road accidents

Updated 13 February 2015
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10 Umrah pilgrims die, 27 others hurt in road accidents

Ten people died and eight were seriously injured on Tuesday in an accident involving five vehicles carrying Umrah pilgrims on the Makkah-Allaiyth Coast Road in Al-Shuaybah.
Thirteen first-aid team paramedics transferred the victims to Al-Noor Specialized Hospital in Makkah for treatment, while Civil Defense rescued other victims trapped in a taxi involved in the crash.
In an unrelated crash, another Umrah pilgrim died and 19 injured in a traffic accident on the Hijrah road in Madinah. The pilgrims, all from Egypt, were on their way back after performing Umrah.
A tire on their bus burst, causing the vehicle to turn upside down. Seven of the injured remain in critical condition.
Seven Red Crescent ambulances moved the casualties to area hospitals. Meanwhile, an ambulance was hit by a cab while it was driving to the scene. The ambulance crew sustained minor injuries.


Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa distributes aid packets among poor families in Comoros. (SPA)
Updated 27 April 2018
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Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

  • The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032
  • The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago

Comoros’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Karhila, has commended the development efforts carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) in his country. 

He also expressed his government’s gratitude to the MWL for its initiative launched by Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Karhila said during a visit to the headquarters of the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD): “The new Comorian government aims to keep this cooperation with the MWL. This would help achieve more developmental and humanitarian projects that serve the Comorian people.”

Secretary-General of the IARCD Abdul Aziz Sarhan said: “The Muslim World League will continue to provide assistance and stand with the needy in all countries around the world.”

Sarhan said that the association carried out various humanitarian, medical and relief projects in the Comoros at a cost of SR10,916,645. These projects benefited 1,104,969 people between 2006 and 2017.

The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032, which benefited 971,333 people. 

The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago. These institutes graduated thousands of students who occupy some of the highest positions in the Republic of the Comoros.

The MWL is also building a mosque at a cost of SR200,000 and working on the construction of an artesian well that cost SR130,000, as well as two surface wells at a cost of SR20,000.