Terror websites outlawed

Updated 10 September 2013
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Terror websites outlawed

Saudi Arabia said Monday that it would outlaw the dissemination of information on the Internet that may benefit terrorist groups in line with a decision taken by GCC leaders.
The Council of Ministers, chaired by Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, approved the “unified legislation against cyber crime,” which the Gulf Cooperation Council adopted in December.
The legislation targets those who “create sites and publish information on the Internet or a computer network for the benefit of a terrorist group in order to enable contacts among its leaders or its members, to promote its views or funding,” said Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja following the cabinet meeting.
It also prohibits “the dissemination of ideas that could affect public order or morality,” he said. Most members of the GCC, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, have tightened their laws against cyber crime in recent years.
The Cabinet followed up international efforts and measures aimed at deterring the Syrian regime from committing more inhumane practices against the Syrian people, renewing the Kingdom’s firm position toward the crisis and its calls on the international community to fulfill its responsibilities to save the Syrian people.
The Cabinet stressed that among the most important reasons for instability in the Middle East is the continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the rejection of international initiatives by Israeli authorities initiatives and resolutions and their insistence on aggravating the situation through inhumane practices against the Palestinian people.
The Cabinet condemned Israel’s acts of aggression on worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Friday prayers, the ongoing attacks on the mosque and the continuous building of Jewish settlements.
The minister said that the Council of Ministers touched on the Kingdom’s participation at G-20 summit meetings, commending the adoption of the St. Petersburg action plan to promote strong, balanced and sustainable growth, as well as to strengthen the international financial structure and the global financial system to reduce risks.
The Cabinet approved a framework agreement in the agricultural, livestock and fisheries fields with Sudan. It also approved the standardization and gauging system, as well as the national strategy for traffic safety and set up a higher committee to supervise the plan.
The Cabinet appointed Abdullah bin Marzouq Al-Zahrani ambassador at the Foreign Ministry; Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Askar deputy mayor of Riyadh; Abdul Aziz bin Sultan Al-Molhem undersecretary at the Ministry of Culture and Information; Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Ebad director-general of the office of the president of the Supreme Judiciary Council; and Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dihaishi legal consultant at the Supreme Judiciary Council.


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