Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi quake in Indonesia

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia. (SPA)
Updated 11 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief distributes aid to victims of Sulawesi quake in Indonesia

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to distribute relief and shelter aid to people affected by the aftermath of an earthquake in the city of Palu, on Sulawesi island, Indonesia.
The 7.5 magnitude quake caused some of the greatest human and material damage.
More than 2,000 people were killed by the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent landslides and liquefaction, which struck on Sept. 28, and key services for children including schools and health centers were rendered inoperable.
The center is implementing this relief program in cooperation with the Indonesian government represented by the National Disaster Authority (BNPB).
KSRelief provided food and shelter for Baluku residents in central Sulawesi, which included 5,000 food baskets weighing 370 tons, as well as 5,000 bags containing essentials and 3,500 sleeping bags.
The aid comes within the framework of the continuous support provided by the Saudi government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to help the affected in many countries.


Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security

Updated 20 September 2019

Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security

  • Salah on Wednesday ordered police to block protesters from outside Algiers entering the capital to boost numbers at the anti-regime rallies
  • Friday's protest marked Algeria's 31st consecutive week of rallies

ALGIERS: Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Algerian capital on Friday in defiance of a heavy security presence to demand the ouster of the country's army chief.
Demonstrators gathered near the capital's main post office square, the epicentre of Algeria's protest movement that forced longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down in April, this time calling for the ouster of General Ahmed Gaid Salah.
"The people want the fall of Gaid Salah," the strongman in post-Bouteflika Algeria, they chanted. "Take us all to prison, the people will not stop."
Friday's protest marked Algeria's 31st consecutive week of rallies, but protesters faced a heavy deployment of security forces in the city centre and along its main avenues.
Salah on Wednesday ordered police to block protesters from outside Algiers entering the capital to boost numbers at the anti-regime rallies.
The tougher line on protests came just days after interim president Abdelkader Bensalah announced a December 12 date for a presidential election to fill the vacuum left by Bouteflika's departure.
The army chief has led the push for polls by the end of 2019, despite mass protests demanding political reforms and the removal of the former president's loyalists -- including Gaid Salah himself -- before any vote.
In the runup to the latest rally, as on previous Fridays, police made several arrests near the square, AFP photographers said.
Police stopped vehicles on main streets in the capital and an AFP journalist saw officers in plainclothes ask for identity papers, before some were led off to nearby vans.
As a police helicopter scoured the skies, security forces also stopped cars headed towards the city centre from its southwest entrance, where a dozen anti-riot police vans were stationed.
Said Salhi, deputy head of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights, condemned the heightened security measures as "illegal".
Demonstrations have officially been banned in Algiers since 2001 but the prohibition had been ignored since rallies started on February 22 against the ailing Bouteflika's bid for a fifth presidential term.