SCTA bans smoking at tourist facilities

Updated 03 December 2012
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SCTA bans smoking at tourist facilities

Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities has imposed a ban on smoking in all tourism facilities.
The SCTA passed a regulation for all workers in tourism services sectors and institutions including tourism accommodation facilities (hotels, furnished apartments), tourism travel agencies and tourist activity organizers that prohibits smoking in work places. Violation notices will be issued to all tourist institutions which do not comply with this regulation.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, SCTA president, confirmed this regulation in the context of activating all regulations enacted by the Interior Ministry in compliance with the instructions of Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Abdullah that dictate smoking prohibition in state-run foundations, public institutions, public places, cafes and restaurants, in addition to roofed shopping malls and crowded places.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

  • The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.