Saudi project removes 1,287 mines in Yemen

The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions. (SPA)
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Updated 21 July 2020

Saudi project removes 1,287 mines in Yemen

  • The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions

RIYADH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 74 anti-personnel mines, 262 anti-tank mines, 25 explosive devices and 926 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,287 mines — during the second week of June.
The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz. 


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.