Saudi security officer’s act of kindness caught on camera

Frame grabs from a video showing a security officer lending his shoes to a pilgrim who lost her slippers at the Grand Mosque.
Updated 12 August 2018
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Saudi security officer’s act of kindness caught on camera

  • Viral video shows a security officer lending his shoes to a pilgrim who lost her slippers at the Grand Mosque

JEDDAH: The Arabic hashtag “Security guard takes his shoes off for an elderly woman” was trending in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
A video has gone viral showing a security guard in the Grand Mosque taking his shoes off and giving them to an elderly woman who was wearing slippers made of cardboard. The act of kindness was caught on camera and the video went viral on social media. People in the Kingdom expressed their joy and pride over the guard’s generosity and kindness toward a fellow human.
Tweeting in Arabic. @4n2qedasaCYsVAl said: “I repeated the video several times and each time, it effected me more. He did not hesitate, not even for a moment, he quickly took his shoes off to protect the woman from the hot asphalt, he did not think of his own feet. Saudis, how kind your hearts are, and how strong your faith in Allah is.”
“These are the ethics of our religion. Our security men have good in them, and they are the ones fit enough to serve the Grand Mosque’s guests (Pilgrims),” tweet Noura.

 


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.