Saudi Arabia pledges $2.66m worth of aid to Palestine as coronavirus relief

The aid comes as the country has repeatedly emphasized the importance of cooperation against the pandemic. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 May 2020

Saudi Arabia pledges $2.66m worth of aid to Palestine as coronavirus relief

  • The $2.66 million supplies, include medical equipment from Europe, China and the Kingdom

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia, with its charity arm King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), has pledged more than $2.5 million worth of medical supplies to Palestine in the fight against coronavirus, state-run SPA reported.

The $2.66 million supplies, include medical equipment from Europe, China and the Kingdom.

The aid comes as the country has repeatedly emphasized the importance of cooperation against the pandemic.


OIC, Arab Parliament condemn latest Houthi drone attack toward Saudi Arabia

OIC Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 07 August 2020

OIC, Arab Parliament condemn latest Houthi drone attack toward Saudi Arabia

  • The attacks posed a threat to regional and international security and undermined political efforts to make the Stockholm Agreement succeed

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday condemned a Houthi drone attack targeted toward Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-backed Arab coalition forces supporting the legitimate government in Yemen intercepted and shot down a bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle launched by the Iranian-backed militia group on Thursday.

OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen called for the full implementation of the Stockholm Agreement while condemning the Houthis’ continued use of Hodeidah governorate as a staging point for the launch of terrorist operations involving ballistic missiles and drones.

He said the attacks posed a threat to regional and international security and undermined political efforts to make the Stockholm Agreement succeed.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Arab Parliament, Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, urged the international community to take a decisive stance against the Iranian regime which, he said, intentionally contravened UN Security Council resolutions by providing the Houthis with weapons and advanced military technology to target neighboring countries.