Saudi Traveler completes 12-day trek to Al-Madinah for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Yasser’s milestone falls in line with the month of October’s breast awareness campaign and Sunbulah’s Walk for Her #امشي_عشانها initiative. (Supplied)
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Yasser Alhmeid received a warm and festive welcome in Al- Madinah as attendees expressed their gratitude and appreciation for his valuable deed. (Supplied)
Updated 29 October 2018

Saudi Traveler completes 12-day trek to Al-Madinah for Breast Cancer Awareness

  • Yasser’s milestone falls in line with the month of October’s breast awareness campaign and Sunbulah’s Walk for Her #امشي_عشانها initiative

JEDDAH: Saudi traveler Yasser Alhmeid has successfully reached Al- Madinah on foot following a bumpy 455km journey that started from Makkah. Yasser’s milestone falls in line with the month of October’s breast awareness campaign and Sunbulah’s Walk for Her #امشي_عشانها initiative held in partnership with Zahra Breast Cancer Association. The objective of the campaign aims to spread positivity, next to encouraging women to get early detection and look after their wellbeing.

The long 12-day trek began in Makkah and then the City of Asfan where he was welcomed by a crowd of attendees who lauded his favorable efforts. He then continued his path on the Hijra Road before finally arriving in Al- Madinah after a daily 30 – 40km walking distance wearing Sunbulah’s Walk for Her #امشي_عشانها logo to instill hope and stress on the need for early detection of breast cancer.

Alhmeid received a warm and festive welcome in Al- Madinah as attendees expressed their gratitude and appreciation for his valuable and generous deed towards a good cause. Samer Ibrahim Kurdi Chairman of the Board at Sunbulah Group was also present at the receiving end of the journey standing and applauding amid supporters of the campaign.

Commenting on the initiative, Samer Kurdi said: “We are grateful for Zahra Breast Cancer Association’s vital role in spreading positivity and awareness and second Alhmeid’s message all throughout this challenging journey. We also thank all attendees for being present and showing support. Breast cancer awareness demands meticulous and hands-on participation from the public and private entities in health, education and the media. It requires joint efforts to introduce and translate preventive steps to the public by enticing women to take on early detection measures for a healthier and happier life.”

 


Riyadh Agreement to “open the door” for broader peace talks on Yemen, says King Salman

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Riyadh Agreement to “open the door” for broader peace talks on Yemen, says King Salman

  • King Salman said the oil policy of the Kingdom is aimed at promoting market stability
  • He urged Iran to abandon an expansionist ideology that has ‘harmed’ its own people

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia seeks a political settlement in Yemen and hoped that a recent agreement signed in Riyadh would open the door to broader peace talks, King Salman said on Wednesday.
The king was speaking at an annual address to the Shoura Council.
King Salman said, “we deserve to feel proud of our nation’s success in eliminating extremist manifestations, and besieging its ideology by all means, to return to moderation, which is a characteristic of the Saudi society.”
Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the conflict in 2015, shortly after the Iran-backed Houthi militia took over the capital Sanaa.
He said the Kingdom’s oil policy aims to promote stability in global oil markets and looks to serve consumers and producers alike.
King Salman also said the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco will allow investors inside and outside the Kingdom to take part and will create thousands of jobs.
The revenues from the sale, he said, will be allocated to the country’s Public Investment Fund.
He said Aramco’s ability to quickly restore oil production capacity after attacks in September proved the Kingdom could meet global demand during any shortage.
“Though the kingdom has been subjected to attacks by 286 ballistic missiles and 289 drones, in a way that has not been seen in any other country, that has not affected the kingdom’s development process or the lives of its citizens and residents,” the king told assembled council members, royals and foreign diplomats.
In the latest attack on September 14, drone strikes targeted two Saudi oil facilities, temporarily knocking out half of the kingdom’s oil production.
The attacks were claimed by the Houthis, but Washington and Riyadh said Iran was responsible, and that the strikes were carried out with advanced missiles and drones.
King Salman also urged Iran to abandon an expansionist ideology that has “harmed” its own people, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic.
A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect.
“We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people,” the king told the consultative Shoura Council.
The region’s leading Shiite and Sunni powers have no diplomatic ties and are at odds over a range of issues, including the wars in Syria and Yemen.
“The kingdom has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies,” King Salman said, quoted by the foreign ministry, reiterating that Riyadh does not seek war but is “ready to defend its people.”
Meanwhile, King Salman hailed the Kingdom’s “huge achievements” in the past decades, adding that the country is determined to record further achievements through its Vision 2030.
He also mentioned that Saudi Arabia has been ranked in 2019 by the World Bank as the “most advanced and first reformed country among 190 countries in the world.
King Salman also commended his government’s decision to grant tourist visas, describing the move as a way to attract investments, create jobs and showcase Saudi heritage and culture.
Earlier during the meeting, Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session.
Al-Asheikh said: “Thanks to the support of the wise leadership and the council’s cooperation with the Cabinet, ministries and governmental bodies, the council was able to achieve significant accomplishments, where it held 65 sessions and issued 262 decisions that were referred to King Salman, to serve our dear country and guarantee welfare and prosperity for our people.”