King Salman center implements projects in Syria, Yemen

KSRelief also distributed humanitarian aid, including food and clothes, to 618 widows in Yemen’s Hadramout governorate. (SPA)
Updated 11 October 2018
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King Salman center implements projects in Syria, Yemen

  • KSRelief provided 50,000 Syrian children in 500 schools with bags containing school supplies and stationery

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has implemented projects in Syria and Yemen.

KSRelief provided 50,000 Syrian children in 500 schools with bags containing school supplies and stationery.

It also provided training courses for 525 male and female teachers and administrative staff, and held awareness campaigns to encourage children to return to school.

Meanwhile, KSRelief-funded food baskets were distributed in the Yemeni districts of Al-Houta and Tuban via the World Food Programme (WFP). 

The number of beneficiaries in Tuban was 5,416, and 1,762 in Al-Houta. Residents of the districts thanked KSRelief for its support in alleviating their suffering.

KSRelief also distributed humanitarian aid, including food and clothes, to 618 widows in Yemen’s Hadramout governorate. KSRelief has so far implemented 286 humanitarian projects in Yemen. 


Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

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Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

  • Trump said that Saudi Arabia has been a great ally
  • The president said he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on what to do next

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona: US President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a US response.

The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable in Arizona hours after Saudi Arabia claimed that Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor last seen on Oct. 2, was killed in a "fistfight" at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The kingdom also said that 18 suspects were in custody and that intelligence officials had been fired.

Asked by a reporter whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death was credible, Trump said, "I do. I do." But he said before he decided what to do next, he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, but what happened is unacceptable," Trump said. Regarding the Saudi arrests, he said, "It's a big first step. It's only a first step, but it's a big first step."