Iranian hashish smuggling gang busted; 1 killed

Updated 10 September 2013
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Iranian hashish smuggling gang busted; 1 killed

One Iranian was killed and another wounded in an exchange of fire between Saudi coastguards and a boat containing drugs smugglers, a security official said.
He said the clash took place on Friday when the coastguards intercepted a vessel off the Eastern Province that was attempting to smuggle drugs into the Kingdom. The boat had three Iranians and a Saudi.
A spokesman for border guards in the province said one Iranian was killed and the other three suspects, including a wounded Iranian, were arrested.
He said their 552 kg of hashish was seized.


‘Masam’ project is Saudi Arabia’s new humanitarian gift

Updated 21 June 2018
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‘Masam’ project is Saudi Arabia’s new humanitarian gift

  • The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace
  • Saudi Arabia has duly earned the title of “Kingdom of Humanity” as the world’s biggest supporter of all forms of relief work

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is about to launch its new humanitarian project “Masam” on Monday, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
This project has come out of the teachings of Islam, which calls for helping needy people, and for the preservation of human life, dignity and health. It promotes the humanitarian role of the Kingdom and its global mission in this field.
The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace and preserve human achievements disregarding religion or race.
Saudi Arabia has duly earned the title of “Kingdom of Humanity” as the world’s biggest supporter of all forms of relief work, through its humanitarian initiatives, donations and assistance to countries distressed by wars or natural disasters.
On Tuesday, a delegation from KSRelief participated in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, which are held annually.