Ethiopian propaganda video flayed

Updated 23 November 2013
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Ethiopian propaganda video flayed

Saudi youth have denounced the fabricated video clip titled ‘Hell on Earth’ being circulated on social media by Ethiopian activists to tarnish the image of Saudi Arabia following its crackdown on illegals.
Illegal Ethiopians sought to portray a negative image of Saudi Arabia’s handling of the rioting perpetrated by them in Riyadh and Jeddah.
The Saudis posted photos of actual events that had taken place in recent days, reiterating how well Saudi forces handled the mob of illegals.
“What has been circulated by the Ethiopian activists online is false and was aimed at tarnishing the Saudi image,” one Saudi said.
Most of the events depicted in the Ethiopian video had taken place in countries like Lebanon and Yemen a few years ago, he said. “This shows that the video clip was concocted and has nothing to do with the truth.”
Saudi youth defended the crackdown, saying it is the Kingdom’s sovereign right to put an end to crimes and safeguard its security and stability.
To counteract the falsifications of the previous video, Saudis have circulated a new clip through YouTube showing Saudi forces helping Ethiopians. The Saudi video shows police distributing food and water among illegals at shelter camps.
Brig. Nasser Al-Qahtani, spokesman of the Riyadh police, said authorities had protected the rights of Ethiopians and their children by meeting their basic needs and spending up to SR200,000 daily. “We have also arranged 300 buses to transport illegals to the shelters. We have rented 90 rest houses to accommodate them and set up clinics for patients.”


Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

Updated 19 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

  • Saudi Arabia and UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan
  • The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it deposited $250 million with the Sudanese central bank, according to a statement from the Kingdom’s ministry of finance.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan, after mass protests led to the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir last month.

The move will strengthen Sudan’s “financial position, alleviate pressure on the Sudanese pound and achieve more stability in the exchange rate," the statement said.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have deposited now $500 million into Sudan’s Central Bank, the first instalment of the joint package of aid.

The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people, including food, medications and oil derivatives.

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, confirmed that this deposit constitutes an extension of the Kingdom’s support to the Sudanese people.

He added that this support will strengthen the financial and economic situation in Sudan, especially the exchange rate of the Sudanese pound, which should reflect positively on the living conditions of the Sudanese citizens.