Saudi ambassador to Guinea sees off first group of Hajj pilgrims from country

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor-general of Saudi aid agency KSrelief, said he wants to boost the partnership with the World Health Organization to improve and coordinate response efforts, ensure all resources are allocated efficiently, and enable communities to become more resilient and independent. Speaking at a session titled “From Crisis to Opportunity: Health in the Eastern … Read more

Houthis unilaterally free more than 100 detainees

BEIRUT: Three people, including two civilians, were killed in drone strikes on Sunday as the Israeli army stepped up its attacks on Hezbollah and its ally in southern Lebanon. The first strike, near a UNIFIL site in Naqoura, killed a Hezbollah member later identified as Mohammed Baydoun. A second Israeli drone targeted a motorcycle in Aita … Read more

Indian social media influencer falls to death from 19th floor

Photo: @ShaniSanuj/Instagram Abu Dhabi: A 37-year-old United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian social media influencer died after falling from the 19th floor of her building near St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Fujairah. The deceased has been identified as Shanifa Babu, a native of Thiruvananthapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala. The incident happened on … Read more

King Saud University signs academic agreement with University of Tokyo

RIYADH: Timeless Arabic songs and heartfelt poetry provide the inspiration for Ghada Al-Shammari’s digital art, which showcases the Kingdom’s culture and society. Al-Shammari’s first artwork in 2017 was inspired by a popular Saudi song by Majed Al-Esa called “Hwages,” which means “concerns” in English. The music video provided a comment on society by using satire, … Read more

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts BEIRUT: Living in a tent in rebel-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina Al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such as cooking and washing. Their encampment north of the city of Idlib hasn’t seen any aid … Read more

Israel agrees to resume hostage deal talks with Hamas next week

Jerusalem: Israel has agreed to renew talks with Hamas on a hostage deal next week, with the mediation of Egypt, Qatar and the US, Israel’s state-owned Kan TV reported on Saturday. According to the report, at a meeting in Paris on Friday, David Barnea, the chief of the Israeli Mossad intelligence agency, presented a new … Read more

Who’s Who: Joseph Rank, Lockheed Martin’s CEO for KSA and Africa

Joseph Rank is Lockheed Martin’s vice president and CEO for Saudi Arabia and Africa. Rank is a retired US Army brigadier general who has lived in the Kingdom for more than five years. He served as acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East policy for former secretary of defense James Mattis in his … Read more

The US government staffers putting principle over paycheck amid Israel’s Gaza assault

LONDON: Lily Greenberg-Call recently became the latest Biden administration official to step down in protest over the White House’s handling of the war in Gaza, amid a string of resignations from the US Department of State. Greenberg-Call, who left her position at the Department of the Interior in mid-May, slammed the Biden administration for having … Read more

Lives of over 20 newborns at risk in Al-Aqsa Hospital: UNICEF

A view of a newborn infant receiving care inside an incubator in Gaza Strip. Photo: AFP The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that oxygen generators at Al-Aqsa Hospital in the central Gaza Strip will stop functioning due to fuel shortages. “Fuel supply to #Gaza is still very low. With no consistent fuel delivery … Read more

KSrelief continues aid projects in Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon and Yemen

RIYADH: The Kingdom’s aid agency KSrelief  continued its humanitarian projects in Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon and Yemen. In Sudan, the agency distributed 950 personal hygiene kits to displaced and needy families in Kosti, benefiting 5,463 individuals. In Wad Sharifi, 330 food parcels were provided to displaced families, benefiting 1,710 individuals.  Read original article here Denial of … Read more