Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian work highlighted at festival

The Kingdom’s humanitarian work was was showcased at a festival in Abu Dhabi. (SPA)
Updated 26 April 2019

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian work highlighted at festival

  • KSRelief showcased Saudi Arabia’s relief efforts through videos, booklets and documentaries

ABU DHABI: The Kingdom’s humanitarian work was highlighted at a festival organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday.

The OIC event, which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center until April 27, featured the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief).

KSRelief showcased Saudi Arabia’s relief efforts through videos, booklets and documentaries and highlighted the help the country provided to 44 countries, including a mine clearance project and the rehabilitation of child soldiers recruited by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The festival was inaugurated by the UAE’s minister of tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, in the presence of the OIC’s secretary-general, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, the Kingdom’s ambassador to the UAE, Turki Al-Dakhil, and others.

Al-Nahyan visited KSRelief’s pavilion, expressing his admiration for its work across four continents.

On Saturday KSRelief spokesman, Dr. Samer Al-Jutaili, will take part in a forum focused on the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts.
 


Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

  • A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money
  • The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption

RIYADH: The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 105 corruption cases in the health, interior, power, and education sectors.
The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.
A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money and harming state interests.
One of the cases involves the arrest of three employees working at the Saudi Electricity Co. for receiving a bribe amounting to €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) for money laundering. Another case is the arrest of a university faculty member for asking for a bribe amounting to SR80,000 ($21,328) from a number of companies working on different projects at the university.
The authority also arrested a doctor at the Ministry of Health for violating the regulations at a quarantine facility.
A brigadier general was arrested for using his official vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points during the curfew period.