Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief removes over 22,000 land mines in Yemen

The militia group has attempted to hide the land mines via several methods, which has led to the death or severe injury of children, women and elderly men. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief removes over 22,000 land mines in Yemen

  • The militia group has attempted to hide the land mines via several methods, which has led to the death or severe injury of children, women and elderly men

JEDDAH: The Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen (MASAM), launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), has managed to clear 22,952 land mines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen.
In the last week of November, members of the project managed to dismantle some 1,462 land mines to reach 6,677 mines planted by the Houthi militia in schools and residential areas throughout the month.
The militia group has attempted to hide the land mines via several methods, which has led to the death or severe injury of children, women and elderly men.
The project is part of a series of efforts by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, and its global and effective stance toward humanitarian work.


Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Updated 19 September 2019

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi is the newly appointed CEO of the National Competitiveness Center (NCC).

Al-Mutairi received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King Faisal University in 1992. In 1997, she obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK.

She began her career as a lecturer in the chemistry department of King Faisal University, from 1993 to 1994, before lecturing at the University of Bristol for three years.

In 1998, she became an assistant professor of human genetics at Harvard University, and two years later she joined Perkin Elmer as a scientific research consultant in biological sciences in the US until 2002.

A year later, she joined Hospital Aramco as a preventive medicine consultant. She then headed the department of public medical relations, and served as an acting director of the department of medical technical support services, and the head of quality and patient safety from 2007 to 2010.

With Saudi Aramco, she headed the manpower planning and analysis department for a year, before she became the project manager of the Aramco Accelerated Strategic Transformation Program from 2011 to 2012.

Al-Mutairi ran her company, Heemah for Business Services between 2014 and 2017.

She also helped with the establishment of the National Competitiveness Center, and coordinated the partnership between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Aramco Healthcare.

In 2017, Al-Mutairi served as an adviser to the minister of commerce and investment.