HRC helps Lankan maid to return home after accident

Updated 11 April 2015
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HRC helps Lankan maid to return home after accident

A Sri Lankan maid who was in hospital for three years following an accident has flown back home with a smile, thanks to the Human Rights Commission.
The maid, Cinty Maria, had been admitted to the civil hospital in Khamis Mushayt soon after the road accident, due to which she suffered from paraplegia.
The HRC in Asir region intervened in the matter and launched efforts to grant her compensation and other assistance before being repatriated.
Dr. Hadi Al-Yami, supervisor of HRC in Asir, said maid was working for a Saudi family.
“The women’s section of the commission offered all help to end the sufferings of the maid. The finance and legal procedures were also completed by the the HRC’s legal researcher,” he said, adding that the hospital and government agencies were supportive throughout.
The HRC staff bid farewell to Maria at the Abha airport, where they presented her bouquets and wished her a safe journey.


Discovery of underground aqueducts from early Islamic era in ancient town of Fayd in Hail

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Discovery of underground aqueducts from early Islamic era in ancient town of Fayd in Hail

ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: A team of Saudi archaeologists have found traces of underwater aqueducts dating back to the early Islamic period in the ancient town of Fayd in Hail.
Fayd is one of Saudi Arabia’s most ancient archaeological and historical cities, which lies east of the city of Hail, about 120 kilometers away, and is the third city of the old pilgrimage route after Kufa and Basra, and it is the largest station on the Iraqi pilgrimage route (Derb Zubaydah).
The team, which operates under the supervision of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), discovered the fortress annexes outside the fort.
There were more discoveries, including a large number of architectural units, such as an ancient mosque which goes back to the early Islamic era and a number of architectural units that contained many rooms and architectural details that were buried between the exterior and interior walls of the fort.
Part of the interior wall of the fort was discovered in the south side as well as parts of the citadel in the southeastern side of the fort.
The plan of action included the discovery, preparation and cleaning of old wells located in what is known as the (Traditional Town) that is connected to underground aqueducts.