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.


King Salman congratulates Modi on election victory

Updated 37 min 38 sec ago
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King Salman congratulates Modi on election victory

RIYADH: King Salman telephoned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his victory in India's general election.
King Salman wished Modi success and the people of India prosperity.

Read more about Modi’s landslide election victory here
The prime minister thanked King Salman for the phone call and stressed his keeness to promote and develop relations between the two countries.
Modi secured another five-year term as prime minister after winning a landslide general election victory on Thursday.