Saudi Arabia completes iftar program in 18 countries

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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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Updated 23 May 2020

Saudi Arabia completes iftar program in 18 countries

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has completed its annual iftar program, in association with affiliated religious institutions and Islamic centers in 18 countries.

This year, in accordance with royal directives, the program had an increased budget of SR5 million ($1.3 million). In total, the iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world.

Islamic Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said, “The implementation of this program comes as part of the continuous support of King Salman and the tireless supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the ministry's various programs, which serve Islamic work in all its different aspects.”

Al-Asheikh added that, particularly during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia sought to alleviate the pain of widows and orphans and help those in need around the world.

This year, he said, the iftar program had been carried out in Djibouti, Malaysia, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Uganda, South Africa, Argentina, Thailand, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Australia, Chad, Pakistan, Sudan, India, Senegal, Kenya, and Indonesia.


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.