Marib governor receives Saudi education committee

Yemeni children attend a makeshift reading and writing class in the country's third-largest city Taez on September 3, 2015. (File/AFP)
Updated 24 September 2018
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Marib governor receives Saudi education committee

The governor of Marib in Yemen received on Sunday the Saudi education committee of the Ministry of Education and a representative from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Centre.

Educational needs were discussed in various aspects as well as what Saudi Arabia could provide to support the education sector in the province through King Salman Center.

During the meeting, needs of classrooms, curricula, training, rehabilitation, laboratories, school supplies were also discussed and other needs that would help to improve the educational process and meet the challenges.

During the visit, the Saudi education committee toured several schools in the area.


Sudan appoints new peace envoy to South Sudan

Updated 21 min 6 sec ago
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Sudan appoints new peace envoy to South Sudan

  • Jamal Al-Sheikh was put in charge of “following the implementation” of the peace deal signed last month by warring South Sudanese parties
  • Civil war in the world’s youngest country erupted in December 2013, killing tens of thousands and displacing millions

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbor in 2011.
Former ambassador to Juba, Jamal Al-Sheikh, was put in charge of “following the implementation” of the peace deal signed last month by warring South Sudanese parties, Bashir told a gathering of Sudanese diplomats.
“Peace in Sudan cannot be separated from peace in the region, and achieving peace in South Sudan is a big step toward a comprehensive peace,” he said.
Civil war in the world’s youngest country erupted in December 2013, killing tens of thousands, displacing millions and triggering a regional refugee crisis.
South Sudanese arch-foes President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar signed their latest peace deal on September 12 in Ethiopia after talks hosted by Khartoum.
South Sudan gained independence under a peace deal ending a 22-year civil war pitting rebel groups against Khartoum.
But the Darfur region and the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, close to oil-rich South Sudan, have continued to see deadly conflict pitting rebel groups against the Sudanese government.
Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting insurgents against it.
A US-funded survey released recently estimated that nearly 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict in South Sudan.