Royal support to marriage of 208 disabled citizens

Updated 16 March 2016

Royal support to marriage of 208 disabled citizens

RIYADH: The Physically Adult Disabled Association (PADA) will be hosting its sixth annual mass marriage ceremony of 208 disabled Saudi boys and girls soon, under the patronage of Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar.
The event will be held at the King Fahd Cultural Center for men, followed by a similar event for women at the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital.
Nasser Al Mutawa, chairman of PADA, expressed his appreciation to Prince Faisal who is the honorary president of the association for his continued support.
Al-Mutawa also hailed the role played by Social Affairs Minister Majid Al-Qassabi in providing all possible help to the charity program.
“The precious category of our dear people needs care and support from the community,” said Abdul Rahman Al-Baahili, the executive director of the Association.
The association looks forward to the community support that will enable the physicall disabled to play a role in society, he said.
Al-Baahli said the help extended to the disabled so below expectations. “Hence, we seek further efforts to support them in various fields.”
According to him, the mass marriages project comes within the framework of programs for disabled people aged 15 years and above. “We also take into account their interests to integrate them into society, offering them help for things such as home furnishing and medical care for children.”
Al-Baahli said that as many as 852 people have benefited from mass marriages. The association strives to help people with disabilities through the specialized programs with the support of businessmen and philanthropists, he added.


Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

Updated 22 August 2019

Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

  • Houthis claimed 10 drones which hit a Saudi natural gas liquefaction plant
  • The Arab coalition said the Houthis are becoming desperate because of their losses

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt city in south west Saudi Arabia, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

It was the latest in a spate of drone attacks claimed by the Houthi militia in recent weeks, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border.

Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition were taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept the drones and stop attacks,

And said the the repeated attacks showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate as they continued to lose on a daily basis.