Saturday, May 8

Presence of US troops in Syria illegitimate, Russia says

Judicial
Washington, Russia has reiterated that the American military presence in Syria is illegitimate and a violation of international laws.In a response to the Pentagon’s accusations against Moscow of breaching the Collision Avoidance Mechanism in Syria, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a tweet” we should note that the American military presence in Syria is illegitimate, therefore, the US has no right to slam the legal procedures taken by Russian armed troops operating in Syria at the invitation of the government of this state”.Earlier, American Defense Ministry had accused the Russian side of breaching the agreements related to preventing clashes between the two countries’ forces in Syria.Source: Syria Arab News Agency

SAMA Issues Saudi Insurance Market Report for 2020

Business
Riyadh, The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has issued the 14th annual report on the Saudi Insurance Market. The report highlights the performance of the insurance sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2020 and the sector's contribution to the Kingdom's gross domestic product (GDP).As mentioned in the report, the insurance sector witnessed growth of circa 2.3% in 2020, with total written premium reaching SR 38,78 Billion. Energy and Accident & Liability insurance classes showed notable increase in written premiums. The penetration ratio of the sector increased from 1.3% in 2019 to 1.5% in 2020. In terms of the underwriting performance, the overall loss ratio positively improved to reach 77.5%. The net profit (after zakat & tax) for the sector increased by 61.1% compared to the previous year's...

HRH Crown Prince Donates SR100 million to Charitable Societies and Paying Debts of 150 Insolvent Prisoners

General
Riyadh, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense has directed to disburse SR100 million to support charitable societies as well as paying debts of more than 150 insolvent prisoners who are jailed on financial charges, not criminal charges.Under HRH Crown Prince’s gesture, 29 charitable societies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's regions will be supported by a total amount of SR87 million, while the remaining SR13 million will be allocated to paying the debts of more than 150 insolvent prisoners who will be released and return to their families today.This support comes under the "Snad Mohammed bin Salman Social Enterprise Program" to enable charitable societies to provide services to 8 groups in the society. Thos...

KSrelief Concludes Distributing Food Baskets in Palestine

General
Ramallah, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has concluded the distribution of Ramadan food baskets to needy families in Palestine, in cooperation with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO).KSrelief distributed yesterday 16,550 food baskets in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in coordination with Palestinian civil society institutions and orphanages.The director of KSrelief's branch in Jordan, Saud Al-Hazim, said that the Ramadan food baskets distribution project in Palestine comes within the unremitting support being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, for brotherly countries.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Al-Zarqa Mosque in Tharmada is Ready to Receive Worshippers after Renovation

General
Tharmada, The historical Al-Zarqa Mosque is located in the old town of Tharmada of Marat Governorate northwest of Riyadh and stands as one of the most prominent heritage buildings in the region, which has been renovated as part of Prince Mohammed bin Salman Project for Historical Mosques Renovation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under which 30 mosques in 10 regions will be restored and rehabilitated.The construction of the Mosque dates back to the reign of Imam Faisal bin Turki during the period between 1259 AH to 1282 AH and was rebuilt and expanded by the order of the late King Abdulaziz Al Saud to accommodate the growing number of worshipers. Among the most prominent imams of the mosque are Ibrahim Abdullah Al-Anqari, Abdulrahman Mohammed Al-Muqrin, Ibrahim Abdulrahman Al-Anqari, Abdul...

Gambian President Lauds the Kingdom’s Pioneering Role in Humanitarian Work

General
Banjul, Gambian President Adama Barrow extended his appreciation to the leadership, government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, praising the Kingdom’s pioneering role in the field of humanitarian and charitable work not only in the Gambia but also in Africa and the world by large.The Gambian president made his remarks as he received the Director of the Office of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) in Senegal, where he praised WAMY for implementing a number of wells, benefiting 4,000 people in different regions of the Gambia.He valued the WAMY's efforts in his country, calling for more cooperation and continued support for development projects that have contributed to meeting the needs of the region.Source: Saudi Press Agency