More strikes as Houthis pay the price for rejecting Riyadh conference demands

Updated 22 May 2015

More strikes as Houthis pay the price for rejecting Riyadh conference demands

JEDDAH: Saudi-led coalition planes struck several Houthi locations on Thursday that were being used to launch operations on civilians.
Sources said the strikes covered areas in Taaz, including Cairo Castle, and positions in Dalie. The attacks come in the wake of Houthi chief Abdul Malik Al-Houthi rejecting decisions taken at a conference in Riyadh and continuing hostilities.
The coalition forces had earlier hit weapons stores on Jabal Naqm in Sanaa and columns of supplies and rebels on their way to Taaz, Aden and Dalie, said the sources. According to reports, the coalition planes had dropped warning leaflets to warn people to keep away from these sites.
The Houthi leader had earlier criticized the gathering of Yemen’s leaders in Riyadh, accusing them of worsening internal strife in the country. He claimed he was defending the Yemeni people.
Meanwhile, spokesman of the Border Guard Maj. Gen. Muhammed Al-Ghamdi said the Kingdom’s army has secured the country’s border areas. People living there were going about their daily business without fear. All attempts at attacking cities have been thwarted, he said. He said the death of Pvt. Hassan Somaili on Wednesday has inspired other soldiers to defend the borders with added vigor. He said soldiers are killed every year during encounters with smugglers or terrorists.
He said 4,154 unarmed infiltrators were arrested last month. There were also 331 people arrested, of five nationalities, who attempted to leave the Kingdom.
The Border Guard recently seized 815 weapons and 10,485 rounds of ammunition, more than 260,000 narcotic pills, 227 kg of hashish and 179 tons of qat.

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

Updated 05 August 2020

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has assisted Lebanese medical teams treating victims of the Beirut explosion on Tuesday.

Emergency teams from the Souboul Al Salam Relief Team, which is funded by KSRelief, went from north of Lebanon to Beirut to support medical teams on the ground. 

Another team from Al-Amal Medical Center, also funded by KSRelief, provided emergency health care services and started a blood donation campaign to meet the demand of Beirut hospitals.


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The prime minister of Lebanon, which is already struggling with an economic crisis and battling COVID-19, has made a desperate plea for help following Tuesday’s deadly explosions.
Kuwait said it has delivered medical aid and other essentials by a military plane on Wednesday morning.
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies were sending 40 tonnes of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment to Beirut on a flight paid for by Dubai-based International Humanitarian City, a hub for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response, a WHO representative said.
"We are offering medical trauma kits and surgical kits containing things such as syringes, bandages and surgical gowns," said Nevien Attalla, operations manager for the WHO's Dubai hub.

*With agencies