Saudi General Security Aviation Command joins effort to help Yemeni storm victims

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A man holds an umbrella as he takes shelter from rain brought by Cyclone Luban in Salalah, Oman, in this October 13, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
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Streets and homes are flooded in the aftermath of the landfall of Cyclone Luban in eastern Yemen where residents ask government officials for help. (AFP)
Updated 20 October 2018
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Saudi General Security Aviation Command joins effort to help Yemeni storm victims

  • Luban affected Yemeni families living along the coastal areas of Mahrah province

JEDDAH: The General Security Aviation Command has joined the Saudi efforts to help Yemeni people affected by tropical storm Luban, which hit several parts of Mahra. It has carried out rescue missions, helped to search for missing persons and undertaken medical evacuations, as well as transporting and delivering relief supplies.
Officials confirmed the participation of the aviation command as part of the humanitarian efforts by the Arab coalition to provide aid and relief to Mahra province.
A number of advanced aircraft are part of the effort. They are equipped with high-tech communications systems.


Saudi sisters’ deaths in New York ruled suicide

Updated 23 January 2019
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Saudi sisters’ deaths in New York ruled suicide

JEDDAH: The deaths of Saudi-born sisters Rotana Farea, 22, and Tala Farea, 16, in New York’s Hudson River last October were the result of drowning by suicide, said the office of the city’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Barbara Samson.
“My office determined that the death of the Farea sisters was the result of suicide, in which the young women bound themselves together before descending into the Hudson River,” Samson said in a statement.
The two bodies were discovered by a passer-by just before 3 p.m. on Oct. 24. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said police responded to a 911 call and “upon arrival, officers discovered two unidentified females unconscious and unresponsive with no obvious signs of trauma.” Emergency personnel declared them dead at the scene.
An official at the Saudi Embassy in Washington refuted an Associated Press (AP) claim that the mother of the sisters said she had received a call from the embassy requesting that the family leave the US because the daughters had requested asylum. 
“Any/all communications with the mother had nothing to do with a supposed asylum claim,” the Saudi official told Arab News. 
The NYPD denied releasing any information regarding an alleged asylum request. The family declined an Arab News request for comment.