KSRelief sends convoy to help those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen

Relief land convoys were sent to Yemen to help those affected by cyclone Luban. (KSRelief)
Updated 16 October 2018

KSRelief sends convoy to help those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen

DUBAI: Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), on Tuesday said that relief land convoys were sent to Yemen to help those affected by cyclone Luban.

Luban affected Yemeni families living along the coastal areas of Mahrah province on Sunday, who were buffeted by heavy rains accompanied by strong winds.

Worst-hit by cyclone Luban was the city of Ghaydah, which reported immense damage to the infrastructure and network services as well as residential homes, resulting in the displacement of many residents who moved to schools for shelter.

Al-Rabeeah said that the convoys have crossed Wadiha port and are carrying 125 tons of food baskets. KSRelief warehouses in Yemen have sent 100 tents, eight tons of food baskets, 1,500 blankets, and 200 rugs.

Coalition forces, using a C-31 aircraft, are also scheduled to deliver 20 tons of food baskets through a team from KSrelief once the weather improves.


Egypt court hands out 6 death sentences on terror charges

Updated 19 August 2019

Egypt court hands out 6 death sentences on terror charges

  • Giza criminal court on Monday also sentenced 41 defendants, including 28 in absentia, to life in prison
  • The charges stem from two different attacks in 2013 and 2015 in the town of Kerdasa

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death on terror charges for carrying out attacks that killed at least three people, including a policeman, on the outskirts of the capital.
Giza criminal court on Monday also sentenced 41 defendants, including 28 in absentia, to life in prison on similar charges, including possession of weapons and explosives. Another seven defendants received 15 years, and one got three years. The court acquitted 14 others.
The verdict can be appealed.
The charges stem from two different attacks in 2013 and 2015 in the town of Kerdasa, located near the famed Giza Pyramids.
Kerdasa had been a hotbed of Islamist support for ex-President Muhammad Mursi, who was ousted by the military in June 2013 after massive protests against his rule.