Saudi Ministry of Labor to provide legal aid to women in care centers

Updated 30 June 2018
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Saudi Ministry of Labor to provide legal aid to women in care centers

  • The Waeya initiative was launched with the aim of empowering Saudi women and young people, and educating them about their legal rights

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that it will provide legal aid and other assistance to women living in care centers across the Kingdom under the “Waeya” initiative, the aim of which is to educate women and young people about their legal rights.
The ministry announced that it had signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Faisal AlHajjlah Talaat Law Office to offer legal consultations to women in care centers, shelters and “hospitality houses,” and to provide legal education to the ministry’s staff.
The Waeya initiative was launched with the aim of empowering Saudi women and young people, and educating them about their legal rights to enable effective assistance from within the community.


US Central Command welcomes Saudi Arabia into global maritime coalition

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie. (AFP)
Updated 17 min 51 sec ago

US Central Command welcomes Saudi Arabia into global maritime coalition

  • The Saudi move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran after a drone and missile attack at the weekend hit two key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: The US Central Command has welcomed Saudi Arabia into a global maritime security coalition.
The American defense force said it appreciated the Kingdom’s decision to join the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) and expressed thanks for its active role in helping to preserve freedom of navigation, promote maritime security and de-escalate regional tensions.
Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie lauded Saudi Arabia’s lead on regional security matters and its commitment to preserving the free flow of commerce, which he described as a linchpin of the global economy.
“Threats to the freedom of navigation are an international problem requiring an international solution, and we are pleased that Saudi Arabia will be a part of that solution,” he added.
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday joined the US-led military coalition to secure the Middle East’s key waterways for shipping.
The coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, was set up to counter threats to vessels after a string of attacks against ships entering and leaving the Arabian Gulf. It aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation in an operational area covering the Strait of Hormuz, Bab Al-Mandab Strait, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf.
The Saudi move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran after a drone and missile attack at the weekend hit two key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The US has blamed Iran for the strikes along with a number of other attacks on shipping in or near the Strait of Hormuz in recent months.