GCC countries pledge $10 million for school text books in Yemen

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched an educational campaign two months ago to support the Yemeni government. (File/AFP)
Updated 21 September 2018
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GCC countries pledge $10 million for school text books in Yemen

Gulf Cooperation Council countries have pledged $10 million to help fund the printing of textbooks in Yemen, Saudi state TV channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.

The pledge came in response to the deterioration of the educational process in Yemen.

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched an educational campaign two months ago to support the Yemeni government, and to stand with the Yemeni people in their ordeal.


Tunisian police and protesters clash after death at police station

Policemen stand guard in Tunis. (AFP)
Updated 17 February 2019
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Tunisian police and protesters clash after death at police station

  • Tunisian activists say abuses by security forces have continued, albeit at a lower rate, since the 2011 revolution that overthrew the regime of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali

TUNIS: Police in Tunisia fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse demonstrators who protested after a young man died inside a police station near the coastal resort of Hammamet, witnesses said.
The young man was arrested on Friday after a fight between groups of youths in the town of Barraket Essahel, 60 km (37 miles) southeast of the capital Tunis, according to locals. While it was not immediately clear how he died, demonstrators blamed the security forces.
In a statement, the Interior Ministry said the young man had fainted after reaching the police station and died despite officers’ efforts to revive him. It said a judge had ordered an investigation.
Police in Barraket Essahel were not immediately available to comment.
Tunisian activists say abuses by security forces have continued, albeit at a lower rate, since the 2011 revolution that overthrew the regime of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.