Saudi Arabia's General Directorate for Prisons recovers hacked Twitter account

The directorate expressed its apology to followers of its account for this breach. (screen grab)
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Updated 10 May 2020

Saudi Arabia's General Directorate for Prisons recovers hacked Twitter account

  • “The account has been recovered and the offensive tweets were deleted,” it said

RIYADH: The General Directorate for Prisons in Saudi Arabia said it has regained control of its Twitter account after it was hacked on Sunday and “incorrect tweets” were published. 
“The account has been recovered and the offensive tweets were deleted,” it said. 
The directorate expressed its apology to followers of its account for this breach. 
It said it will take the necessary measures against those responsible for the criminal act.


KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

Updated 05 August 2020

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has assisted Lebanese medical teams treating victims of the Beirut explosion on Tuesday.

Emergency teams from the Souboul Al Salam Relief Team, which is funded by KSRelief, went from north of Lebanon to Beirut to support medical teams on the ground. 

Another team from Al-Amal Medical Center, also funded by KSRelief, provided emergency health care services and started a blood donation campaign to meet the demand of Beirut hospitals.

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The prime minister of Lebanon, which is already struggling with an economic crisis and battling COVID-19, has made a desperate plea for help following Tuesday’s deadly explosions.
Kuwait said it has delivered medical aid and other essentials by a military plane on Wednesday morning.
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies were sending 40 tonnes of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment to Beirut on a flight paid for by Dubai-based International Humanitarian City, a hub for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response, a WHO representative said.
"We are offering medical trauma kits and surgical kits containing things such as syringes, bandages and surgical gowns," said Nevien Attalla, operations manager for the WHO's Dubai hub.

*With agencies