1,800 Saudis work from home under new labor program

512 firms in 70 cities across the Kingdom are offering these kinds of working environments or systems for citizens. (AFP)
Updated 24 July 2016
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1,800 Saudis work from home under new labor program

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development revealed Saturday that as many as 1,800 Saudi women and disabled people are currently working from home as part of the ministry’s efforts to facilitate access to work for all Saudi citizens.
According to the ministry's spokesman, Khalid Aba Al-Khail, 512 firms in 70 cities across the Kingdom are offering these kinds of working environments or systems for citizens. This is especially appropriate given the current era of impressive communication technology and connectivity in the country. The program aims to meet the needs of these two basic categories of the national workforce to help them join the labor market through the provision of job opportunities and flexible working conditions.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.