Some Saudi provinces close schools on Sunday due to bad weather

Vehicles drive in wet weather in Madinah on Saturday, authorities there have announced school closure due to the weather. (SPA)
Updated 25 February 2018
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Some Saudi provinces close schools on Sunday due to bad weather

JEDDAH: A number of provinces in Saudi Arabia have cancelled school on Sunday due to adverse weather conditions.
Students will get a day off in the Saudi capital Riyadh as well as in Madinah, Wadi Al-Dawasir, and the Eastern Province as educational institutions will remain closed on Feb. 25.
Authorities have said the closures are due to warnings from the meteorological department on weather conditions.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

  • The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.