Libyan twins in stable condition 5 days after Riyadh surgery

Conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed days after the surgery to separate them. (SPA)
Updated 20 November 2019

Libyan twins in stable condition 5 days after Riyadh surgery

RIYADH: Libyan twins Ahmed and Mohammed are in a stable condition five days after surgery to separate them, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), and head of the medical and surgical team.

The twins underwent surgery last Thursday at King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital in King Abdul Aziz Medical City.

Ahmed is now able to breathe without respirators, and is scheduled to start being breastfed in the next two days. Mohammed’s respirators are expected to be removed in the next two or three days.

Al-Rabeeah said the twins still need constant monitoring and follow up from the intensive care unit for children.

He added that the medical team is constantly updating the twins’ parents on their medical condition. The parents are grateful for the attention that they and their children are getting, he said.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.