Dust storm blankets Jeddah

Updated 28 February 2013
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Dust storm blankets Jeddah

A dust storm whipped through parts of Jeddah yesterday, reducing visibility through most of the day and snarling traffic on already congested streets.
The unexpected weather beginning in the early afternoon hampered city streets and the Makkah-Madinah highway.
Schools and businesses operated normally, although motorists followed cautious routes while commuting to work and preparing for the weekend. Temperatures remained normal with the minimum at 23 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 35 degree Celsius.
Humidity was 85 percent, according to Presidency of Metrology and Environment.
The PME forecast that winds were to continue through late Wednesday in parts of Western region, and were expected to die down today.


KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

Updated 22 June 2018
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KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched on Thursday the fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by the Houthi militias and forced into the armed conflict.

The two phases aim to rehabilitate 80 child soldiers from different governorates of Yemen, Saudi press agency SPA reported.

The previous stages carried out by the center targeted the recruits from the governorates of Amran, Al-Jawf, Marib and other governorates, where they were rehabilitated and integrated into society.

The project aims to rehabilitate 2,000 child soldiers.