KSRelief  hands over $10 million grant to Mauritius ruling party

The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, receives Shaukat Ali Soudhan, president of the ruling party of the Republic of Mauritius, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 12 May 2019
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KSRelief  hands over $10 million grant to Mauritius ruling party

 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center'a (KSRelief) supervisor general, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, on Sunday handed over a grant of $10 million to the president of the ruling party of the Republic of Mauritius, Shaukat Ali Soudhan, to help establish a rapid response system in the wake of a natural disaster. 

A deal was also signed to distribute 50 tons of dates in Mauritius. The KSRelief chief said the $10 million grant is to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by the hurricane.

The visiting dignitary thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their generosity. Soudhan also highlighted a number of measures the Kingdom has taken to cement ties with Mauritius and to help the people of the country. 

 


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.