KSA to serve Syrians in Jordan meals in Ramadan

Updated 29 June 2014
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KSA to serve Syrians in Jordan meals in Ramadan

The Saudi government has announced that it will offer the Syrian citizens in Jordan with daily meals during the holy month of Ramadan as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to alleviate the ongoing sufferings of the Syrian refugees who fled the violence in their country and sought safe refuge in neighboring countries.
The new effort will commence as of the first day of Ramadan and will continue toward the end of the month, the government said, adding that dry meals will also be distributed to needy citizens in other Muslim countries.
The announcement, which was made by Saad bin Muhanna Al-Suwayed, the campaign’s director in Amman, corresponds to a recent agreement the “Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria' has signed with the Al Tajmouat University Facilities Services Company in Amman to distribute dry meals among the Syrians living in the Hashemite Kingdom.
"Under the agreement, 150,000 dry meals will be distributed among Syrian families in Jordan during the holy month of Ramadan," sources told Arab News, adding that the food distribution program will be executed in three stages.
According to the campaign organizers, the first phase will cover Syrians residing in the northern governorate of Irbid, which is housing the largest number of Syrian families.
Furthermore, the Saudi national campaign has vowed to pay the rent expenses for around 1,000 households to accommodate Syrian refugee families in Lebanon.
Moreover, a consignment of 150 tons of dates has been sent for distribution among the displaced Syrians living in Lebanon ahead of the fasting month.
"The relief efforts is being done in implementation of directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to meet the needs of the displaced Syrian people, particularly children, women and the elderly,” the Saudi Embassy in Beirut has said.
In that context, the Kingdom recently donated six tons of dates to needy Palestinians through UNRWA. In addition, the Jeddah-based International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), an affiliate of the Muslim World League (MWL), has allocated SR6,450,000 to implement the iftar project for this Ramadan.
The aid will benefit tens of thousands of fasting Muslims in 29 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.


Expat arrested in Saudi Arabia made SR14m by promising to double victims’ money with ‘magic’

Updated 16 January 2019
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Expat arrested in Saudi Arabia made SR14m by promising to double victims’ money with ‘magic’

  • The expat deceived his victims by claiming he could use sorcery to boost their wealth
  • The man was arrested with the support of security authorities

JEDDAH: Police in Riyadh have arrested an expatriate who made SR14 million from a scam in which he promised to double people’s money using magic.

The Arab national deceived his victims by claiming he could use sorcery to boost their wealth, provincial government spokesman, Aloush bin Fares Al-Sebaei, said.

He said the offender was detected by Riyadh’s “central field committee,” which is tasked with catching practicers of exorcism, known as “ruqya,” folk medicine and interpreters of dreams, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The man was arrested with the support of security authorities.