12 civilians killed in Syrian regime air strikes on Idlib

File Photo showing Syrian Civil Defence members, known as the White Helmets, gather at a site in Idlib following air strikes by regime forces. (AFP)
Updated 31 March 2018
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12 civilians killed in Syrian regime air strikes on Idlib

LONDON: Syrian observatory for Human right announced Saturday that Syrian regime planes have bombed areas in Idlib leading to at least 12 civilians killed. The Observatory also said that regime forces continued their missile shelling on south eastern Idlib. Regime forces have also intensified their missile shelling on northern Hama, but no casualties were reported. 
12 civilians have been killed in Syrian regime air strikes on the city of Idlib, according to reports.
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Yemeni PM: Funds from Saudi Arabia, UAE should be managed to achieve intended goals

Updated 58 min 40 sec ago
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Yemeni PM: Funds from Saudi Arabia, UAE should be managed to achieve intended goals

  • The prime minister told the Saudi Press Agency that “Yemen has received large funds from Saudi Arabia and the UAE"
  • He also said any upcoming funds in 2019 should focus on supporting the economy and paying as many salaries as possible

JEDDAH: Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malek stressed on the importance of managing funds to Yemen from Saudi Arabia and the UAE to achieve the intended goals.
He said the main challenge facing the Yemeni government lies in its ability to continue paying the salaries of its employees, and “this is what the government is working on through allocating financial funds in this field as it's priority.”
The prime minister told the Saudi Press Agency that “Yemen has received large funds from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the latest of which was the $500 million supply initiative, stressing the need to coordinate with international organizations working in Yemen to deliver aid.”
He also added that any upcoming funds in 2019 should focus on supporting the economy and paying as many salaries as possible, which will help the budget significantly.
“The challenges that will face Yemenis next year are big. We should not think of aid only, it is also necessary to think about helping the Yemeni economy and protecting it from further deterioration,” he said.
This, he added, also requires guarantees that contribute to the arrival of food aid, as well as looking into the activities and programs related to foreign organizations, with the aim of directing them to the areas in dire need of humanitarian and relief assistance.
The prime minister also pointed to the humanitarian impact that will result from the project of rehabilitation of the Al-Dalea road, which comes within the comprehensive humanitarian operations plan in Yemen and through the Isnad Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid.