Saudi king orders release of $493 million in ‘Ramadan Aid’ to social security beneficiaries

Saudi King Salman. (SPA file photo)
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Updated 11 May 2020

Saudi king orders release of $493 million in ‘Ramadan Aid’ to social security beneficiaries

RIYADH: King Salman has ordered the disbursement of 1.85 billion riyals ($492.6 million) in "Ramadan aid" to social security beneficiaries of Saudi Arabia. 

Providers of families will get 1,000 riyals each while family members will get 500 riyals each, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

Saudi Arabia has also been distributing Ramadan meals to the needy in various countries. 

In Yemen, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has stepped up its humanitarian and relief aid amid the raging coronavirus pandemic.


Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

Updated 31 May 2020

Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on winning the presidential election in Burundi.

The king and crown prince wished Ndayishimiye success and the people of Burundi further progress and prosperity. 

Ndayishimiye, who was the ruling party’s candidate, was on Monday declared victorious after winning 68.72 percent of the vote.

Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa received 24.19 percent.

Ndayishimiye, 52, is a former army general and will replace President Pierre Nkurunziza.