KSRelief chief explains Saudi aid agency’s humanitarian work to global aid officials

KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah meets Zari Stomark, the director of the cooperation department at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Riyadh. They discussed humanitarian and relief affairs as well as bilateral relations. (SPA)
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Updated 07 March 2020

KSRelief chief explains Saudi aid agency’s humanitarian work to global aid officials

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), discussed global humanitarian issues with a number of officials in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

During his meeting with the director of the cooperation department at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zari Stomark, Al-Rabeeah discussed humanitarian and relief affairs as well as bilateral relations.

He briefed the Norwegian official on the efforts that Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, was carrying out in 47 countries around the world especially in Yemen.

Al-Rabeeah met the secretary-general of the International Civil Defense Organization, Col. Belkacem Elketroussi. They discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of humanitarian work.

He also met the director for humanitarian assistance at the German Federal Foreign Office, Thomas Zahneisen. The German official expressed his admiration for the role that the center played in providing relief to needy people and countries.

Al-Rabeeah met Trey Hicks, director of the Office of Food for Peace in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the US Agency for International Development. 

The importance of cooperation between the two parties and ways of enhancing them to contribute to alleviating the suffering of needy countries were discussed at the meeting. Hicks welcomed the Kingdom’s contribution in the field of humanitarian action.


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.