Sunday, 24 May 2020

Category: General

Democrat Suggests Saudi Arms Sales Behind Firing of State Department Watchdog

WASHINGTON – A key U.S. Democratic lawmaker suggested Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump may have abruptly fired the internal State Department watchdog last week at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s behest because he was nearing completion of a probe into Pompeo’s controversial fast-tracking of arms sales last year to Saudi Arabia. Initially, Democratic lawmakers […]

OIC Welcomes Power-Sharing Agreement in Afghanistan

Jeddah, The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the power-sharing agreement in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which was co-signed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. The General Secretariat expressed hope that the agreement would bring security and stability to the country and serve the goal of fulfilling […]

KSrelief Delivers Saudi Gift of Dates to Niger

Niamey,  King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) delivered yesterday the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s gift of dates to the Republic of Niger. On behalf of the KSrelief, Turki bin Naji Al-Ali, Saudi ambassador to Niger, handed over the aid to the representative of the Nigerien Defense Ministry. This support came within the humanitarian […]

KSrelief distributes 4,125 food baskets in Lebanon

Beirut King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), in cooperation with Al-Ghina Charitable Association, distributed yesterday 4,125 Ramadan food baskets to needy Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian families in Lebanon, benefiting 20,625 individuals. This comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief assistance being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through KSrelief, to […]

Malaysian Official Hails Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Fasting Program

Riyadh Minister of Religious Affairs at the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Zulkifli Mohammed Al-Bakri has hailed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Fasting Program in Malaysia, thanking the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince for this humane gesture. In a press statement, the Malaysian minister has also lauded […]

KSrelief Distributes Ramadan Food Baskets in Pakistan

Lahore, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) continued yesterday for the eighteenth consecutive day distributing Ramadan food baskets in Punjab, Pakistan, in cooperation with the responsible authorities of the Pakistani government to deliver the aid to beneficiaries’ homes or their nearest sites, taking into account all precautionary measures being taken by the government […]

KSrelief Distributes Ramadan Food Baskets in Jordan

Amman, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), in cooperation with Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization continued on the 17th and 18th of Ramadan to distribute Ramadan food baskets to needy Jordanian, Syrian and Palestinian families in Jordan. 6,383 Ramadan food baskets were distributed, benefiting 33,191 individuals. This comes within the framework of the humanitarian […]

Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues. Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded by China’s big three telecom carriers. Deals reportedly worth nearly $10 billion have been awarded […]

Saudi Arabia Imposes Austerity Measures

Saudi Arabia says it is tripling its VAT (value added tax) and suspending cost-of-living allowances.    Riyadh said is initiating the austerity measures to offset dwindling coffers caused by the costs of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the turndown in global energy prices.   “These are the priorities: the health care of people and the livelihood of people,” Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan told Bloomberg News Monday.  “We want to make sure that […]

3.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Jordan Valley

Amman, A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the Jordan Valley area on Monday at 05:38 a.m., according to the Jordan Seismological Observatory, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported. The observatory’s data showed that the earthquake occurred 24 km west of Irbid as locals of north western areas felt the tremor. Source: Saudi Press Agency