GCC security agreement signed

Updated 14 November 2012

GCC security agreement signed

RIYADH: GCC interior ministers signed a security agreement yesterday, which will make them a unified force in the region. The pact aims at reinforcing security cooperation and coordination between the GCC member countries, said the bloc’s chief Abdullatif Al-Zayani. “The security pact will empower each GCC country to take legal action, based on its own legislation, against citizens or residents or organized groups that are linked to crime, terrorism or dissension,” said Al-Zayani. The member countries will also exchange information and expertise to combat all forms of crime, said the GCC chief.
An official said that the initial security agreement was announced in Manama in December 1994, but only Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Oman endorsed it at the time. Qatar entered the pact in 2009. The GCC leaders, at their 2010 summit in Kuwait, called for building on the understanding by putting it to a committee of experts and specialists from the GCC countries.


Saudi relief center delivers school supplies to Syrian refugees

Over two decades, Saudi Arabia has delivered $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries. (SPA)
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Saudi relief center delivers school supplies to Syrian refugees

  • Since 2014 more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion have benefitted 44 countries, primarily Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq

AMMAN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Sunday continued its flood-relief operations in Jordan, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The center distributed school bags and stationery items to 1,152 Syrian students in refugee camps in the Jordanian capital Amman.
The director of KSRelief’s offices in Jordan, Dr. Bader Al-Samhan, affirmed his organization’s keenness to support the children of Syrian refugees and provide them with basic educational needs.
Meanwhile KSRelief, in cooperation with Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, distributed humanitarian assistance in Yemen’s Saada region. According to officials, as many as 357 food baskets were given away, benefiting 2,142 people.
Over two decades, Saudi Arabia has delivered $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries.
Since 2014 more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion have benefitted 44 countries, primarily Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq.