Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes aid to displaced Yemenis and Syrian refugees

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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed aid to civilians in Yemen. (SPA)
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed aid to civilians in Yemen. (SPA)
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed aid to civilians in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 10 March 2018

Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes aid to displaced Yemenis and Syrian refugees

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Thursday distributed aid to civilians in Yemen trapped by mines or targeted by missiles fired by Houthi militias.
The aid, which included help with shelter as well as 300 packets of dates, benefited 1,000 people in Ma’rib governorate, and falls within the framework of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO).
The center is helping to fight dengue fever by distributing food baskets to medical staff and needy families in the Mukalla region in Hadhramaut, whereas some 600 affected individuals and families have benefited from food rations.
The aid is the first stage of the campaign to fight dengue fever, which includes the distribution of 49,000 food baskets in the province.
Mobile clinics of KSRelief have also continued the provision of medical services to Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp, Jordan.
The number of Syrian refugees who received medical treatment provided by KSRelief clinics stood at 14,355 in February.
The KSRelief clinics treated cases that included pediatrics, heart disease, dentistry, general surgery, skin and allergies, ENT, general medicine, vaccines, internal diseases, nutrition, urinary tract, eyes, gynecology health care, laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy.


Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

Updated 13 November 2019

Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

  • Organizers promise this year’s line-up of international stars at Diriyah event will be bigger than ever

RIYADH: The first of the major international music acts that will perform at the Diriyah E-Prix this month will be announced on Wednesday.

There were incredible scenes at the event last year when David Guetta, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab, Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo rocked the UNESCO World Heritage site. About 40,000 fans flocked to the Diriyah Circuit, on the outskirts of Riyadh, for the after-race concerts, the first unsegregated music events in Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for even bigger and better things this year, with the promise of another two nights of unmissable music on Nov. 22 and 23 as the E-Prix racing returns.

“If you were one of the 40,000 who were lucky enough to be part of that watershed moment (last year) for the Kingdom, believe me, you have not seen anything yet,” said Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority.

“Last year we told people before we announced (the acts) they should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Once we revealed who was coming, the tickets sold out incredibly quickly. This year will be the same but even bigger, so for music fans who want to enjoy the biggest concerts in Saudi Arabia, the smart move is to get your ticket now.”

The Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series, with a double header of races. It also marks the start of Diriyah Season, a month of sport, entertainment, art, cultural festivities, food and retail experiences. Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix, which include entry to the after-race concerts, are available at www.diriyahseason.sa.