Arab Coalition led by KSA receives thanks from Al-Balsam

Updated 27 May 2018
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Arab Coalition led by KSA receives thanks from Al-Balsam

  • Al-Balsam International Organization aims to perform 10 open heart surgeries
  • Saudi Arabia to grant permits to international humanitarian organizations and associations and facilitate their entry into Yemeni territories

JEDDAH: Executive Director of Al-Balsam International Organization Dr. Emad bin Abdullah Bukhari has extended thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince for their efforts in facilitating the mission of the humanitarian organization in Yemen.
He appreciated the logistical support provided by the Arab Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia.
During its current visit, Al-Balsam International Organization aims to perform 10 open heart surgeries and 90 interventional therapeutic catheterizations as well as to examine and treat 200 people in radiology clinics and departments.
This came after the positive results achieved by Al-Balsam in the successful treatment of heart patients in Yemen (Mukalla) during May and its conducting many heart surgeries for some patients in need, including (12) open heart surgery and (125) catheterization for adults and adults.
It also came at the request of the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population, based on a request from Nabd El Hayat Center located in the city of Mukalla on the need for urgent surgeries for other numbers of heart patients in need.
The provision of logistical support needed by Al-Balsam International Organization comes as a continuation of the ongoing efforts of the Arab Coalition led by the Kingdom to grant permits to international humanitarian organizations and associations and facilitate their entry into Yemeni territories.
It also comes within the comprehensive humanitarian operations plan of Arab Coalition Forces in Yemen to alleviate Yemeni people’s suffering due to the war being waged against them by Iranian-backed Al-Houthi militias.


FaceOf: Saudi journalist and writer Waleed Al-Farraj

Waleed Al-Farraj
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FaceOf: Saudi journalist and writer Waleed Al-Farraj

Fans continue faithfully to cheer for the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia, including Saudi journalist and writer Waleed Al-Farraj, who passionately called upon the national team on Twitter.

@waleedalfarraj: “Our beloved Falcons, you are capable of giving the most enjoyable performance for your fans and for our grand country. I believe in you.”

Al-Farraj was born in Alkhobar in the Eastern Province in 1969. He holds a diploma in commerce and has sat for a number of studies and courses in specialized journalism and TV production in Egypt.

His career in journalism began in 1985 and continued until 2003. 

He was the deputy managing editor of the sports pages in Al-Yaum newspaper in Dammam. He founded and was the deputy editor of The Saudi Sports Journal.

His experience in television spans from 1998 to 2011; he used to be executive producer for the broadcast of the Saudi League for five years, during which he supervised the technical and art direction for channels such as ART Sport, Abu Dhabi, Al Jazeera Sport and Line Sport.

As a presenter, he is considered one of the most controversial in Saudi television, and is famous for his bold commentary. 

He was a football commentator during the 2002 FIFA World Cup for ART Sport. 

He covered the national team’s participation in the 2006 World Cup. In 2011 he joined MBC group as a sports presenter on MBC Action.

Currently, Al-Farraj is general manager of a company specializing in providing Internet services. He is also the general manager of the Saudi Dallah Group.