App that helps women fight injustice a big hit in Kingdom

Updated 10 August 2016
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App that helps women fight injustice a big hit in Kingdom

JEDDAH: The “Know Your Rights” app for Saudi women has turned out to be a big hit with more than 20,000 people browsing it, following its launch two weeks ago by Saudi lawyer Nisreen Al-Issa.
The app can be downloaded on iPhone or Android phones, and helps women on how to file a lawsuit.
The app has received widespread appreciation on social media with netizens saying it is the first step toward educating women on their rights, especially in the family courts. Some women on social media hailed the app as user-friendly and “a step in the right direction.” Al-Issa said: “It educates women about their legal rights such as custody of children, divorce and financial support.
The application also facilitates and lists the steps for a woman on how to file a law suit by detailing each step that should be taken.”
The application has many pages, including ASK lawyer, cardboard illustrative, and general tips. The main page has nine sections, including the steps to file a lawsuit, questions and answers, telephone numbers of lawyers, formats of lawsuits, court addresses, debates and tips without fee from lawyers. Al-Issa said she established this app because a large number of Saudi women, both educated and uneducated, are unaware of their legal rights and do not know how to file lawsuits.
“One of the main reasons for launching the application is my passion for knowledge and eagerness to support women who have experienced injustice in their lives,” said the lawyer. “I personally worked hard to gather information for the application, which can be easily accessed and downloaded in smartphones,” she said.


Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

Updated 24 June 2019
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Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

  • Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah
  • Said Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition

RIYADH: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia has suffered heavy losses and as a result they have been targeting civilians and civilian installations.
Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah in violation of the Stockholm agreement.
He said that the Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition, but “we will apply international law.”
He added that the coalition has started providing financial assistance to those affected by accidents in Yemen and the coalition has already compensated 116 people affected.