Bodyguard of King Abdullah served loyally for 10 years

Updated 27 January 2015

Bodyguard of King Abdullah served loyally for 10 years

There was an outpouring of sympathy and praise online by Saudis for the personal bodyguard of King Abdullah, who served the late monarch for 10 years.
Col. Abdul Aziz Al-Faghm was seen performing the funeral prayers for King Abdullah in Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh last Friday with his usual stoic expression, but clearly trying to hide his sadness.
Twitter users have created a hash tag to thank him for his service to the king and his country.
Mohammed Al-Abdulqader said on Instagram that Al-Faghm was loyal to the end. “We got so accustomed to seeing him with the king, in his black uniform, but never wondered about his name. He has surely served faithfully.”
“This is one of the most important positions in the country. He must have been a very sad man when the king died. The photograph of him standing alone after the king was buried, was heartbreaking. But this is life, it always comes to an end,” said Al-Abdulqader.
Al-Faghm graduated from King Khaled Military College in 1991 and was then appointed to the Special Brigade before being transferred to the Royal Guard. He also served as liaison officer for the procession of King Abdullah and his guard. Al-Faghm’s father worked for King Abdulaziz for 30 years.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.