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
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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.


Egyptian court adds radical group to terrorism list

Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya was added to a list of terrorist groups. (File/AFP)
Updated 13 November 2018
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Egyptian court adds radical group to terrorism list

CAIRO: A Cairo criminal court has added radical group Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya as well as 164 of its leaders and members to a list of terrorist entities, Egypt’s official gazette said on Sunday.

The group waged a bloody campaign against Egypt’s security forces in the 1990s but later gave up violence and entered mainstream politics.

Previous rulings adding individuals to the terrorism list have focused on the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been subject to a far-reaching crackdown since the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi was ousted as president in 2013.

In an Oct. 28 ruling, the Cairo court said that following the 2011 uprising that toppled former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, “many leaders and members of Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya renounced their previous initiatives to stop violence,” according to the official gazette. Travel bans and asset freezes are automatically imposed on those included on the terrorist list. Criminal court rulings can be appealed against at the court of cassation, Egypt’s highest court.