34k benefit from Saudi Justice Ministry’s ‘Shaml’ initiative

34k benefit from Saudi Justice Ministry’s ‘Shaml’ initiative
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Updated 01 December 2020

34k benefit from Saudi Justice Ministry’s ‘Shaml’ initiative

34k benefit from Saudi Justice Ministry’s ‘Shaml’ initiative
  • Saudi Arabia has taken many measures to strengthen the relevant regulatory and institutional frameworks to protect children

RIYADH: The Ministry of Justice’s initiative “Shaml” provides services to 34,000 beneficiaries through 21 centers in different parts of the Kingdom, said a ministry statement issued on Monday.
The specialized centers were established to help implement child custody and visitation laws in Saudi Arabia.
The initiative aims to create a suitable environment for families without needing to enforce such laws in courts or duty stations. It comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation plan 2020, to fulfill Vision 2030.
The goal is to strictly implement child custody laws in the Kingdom and reduce tension and conflict while protecting the rights of children.
The centers offer services related to child custody laws as well as providing social and psychological support to parents and children.
Saudi Arabia has taken many measures to strengthen the relevant regulatory and institutional frameworks to protect children.
The initiative seeks to facilitate the implementation of rulings in cooperation with the nonprofit sector, in addition to creating job opportunities in community service.
The Ministry of Justice explained that the Shaml initiative provides an environment in which security and safety are achieved for both workers and beneficiaries.

 


Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh
Updated 23 January 2021

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh
  • Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh
  • The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge launching a missile or a drone toward Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against neighboring Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh. Saudi state TV quoted authorities in the kingdom acknowledging the interception.
The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge launching a missile or a drone toward Riyadh.
The Houthis have held Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, since September 2014. Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a war against them in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.
The war has been mired in a stalemate for years. Riyadh has been targeted in sporadic missile attacks in that time, while the Houthis also have launched missile and drone strikes.
Western experts, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. say Iran has supplied arms, including ballistic missiles to the Houthis. Iran denies that, though devices in the weapons link back to Tehran.