Nation will always remember sacrifices of your sons...

Updated 16 August 2015
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Nation will always remember sacrifices of your sons...

JEDDAH: Relatives of the 15 martyrs of the Special Emergency Forces Center Mosque suicide bombing in Asir performed Umrah on Thursday.
Mohammad Nasser Al-Khozaim of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques received them at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
“The country will always remember those who were martyred while defending the nation,” said Al-Khozaim. “Every single drop of their pure blood is a symbol of dignity and respect. They will always remain alive in our memories.”
He said that it was a big loss for the families. “Without a doubt, it is painful,” said Al-Khozaim. “But they achieved martyrdom defending the land of the Two Holy Mosques.”
A number of top officials were present at the reception for the families of the martyrs.
Meanwhile, Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh said the Asir mosque suicide bomber served the goal of the devil. In a Friday sermon at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh, he said: “Many children lost their fathers in the bombing.”
He said: “Allah granted security and stability to the Kingdom and we must thank Him for these bounties and follow the instruction of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). There are many nations which suffer tragic situations, and their people suffer from diseases and they cannot cure those diseases.”
According to the grand mufti, it is necessary to follow the Prophet’s Sunnah to resolve all problems. “Our Prophet is our reference,” he said. “He showed us the way to peace.”
He explained: “One of Allah’s graces is the intellect, but many terrorists have lost their minds and have lost their bodies (in suicide bombings) and they have taken the lives of innocent people. Our Prophet advised his friends and companions to thank Allah after every prayer for His great blessings.”


Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.