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Day: October 10, 2020

Al-Jaafari: Syria has faced terrorism in defense of the values of human civilization

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New York, Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari, affirmed  that  Syria has stood in the front lines against terrorism, not only for self-defense, but also in defense of  regional and international peace,  the  values of  Human civilization and the principles of international law, pointing out that Syria is a  victim of economic terrorism that contradicts the international law. “Our countries have agreed, since Bandung Conference, to achieve a more secure world, prevailed by peace, justice, t, solidarity and cooperation, based on respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states,” al-Jaafari added in a statement to the Ministerial Meeting of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Bandung+65, held under the motto “More Relevant, United and E...

NAM countries call on Israeli occupation to withdraw from Syrian Golan

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New York, Foreign Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) called on the Israeli entity to withdraw from the Occupied Syrian Golan until June 4th, 1967 line. The demand came in a political declaration, issued by an Online Ministerial Meeting of the Non Aligned Movement via videoconference under the motto “Bandung+65: More Relevant, United and Effective NAM against Emerging Global Challenges, including COVID-19” on the sideline of the works of 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Ministerial statement condemned all the procedures taken by the Israeli occupation to change the legal, material and demographic status of the Occupied Syrian Golan, calling on “Israel” to commit to the UN Security Council’s resolution No.497 for the year 1981, and the Israeli full with...

Prayer for rain (Salat Al-Istisqa) performed in all Syrian mosques

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Provinces, Prayer for rain (Salat Al-Istisqa) were performed after Saturday prayers in mosques all over Syria. The worshipers invoked Almighty God to send rains, remove the calamity and put out the fires. The imams of mosques in their sermons underlined the importance of addressing Almighty God with a sincere and hopeful heart to ask Him for forgiveness and mercy, and to send rains to put out the fires that erupted and spread in various Syrian provinces. They also prayed to God to protect Syria, its people and leadership.   Source: Syria Arab News Agency

OIC Condemns Houthi Terrorist Militia’s Launch of Bomb-Laden UAV Toward Saudi Southern Region

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Jeddah, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned today the launching of a bomb-laden UAV toward the Southern Region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by, the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia, as the Joint Coalition Forces to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen intercepted and destroyed it. OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen expressed the OIC's condemnation of the terrorist acts committed by the terrorist Houthi militia, confirming OIC's solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, supporting all measures it takes to protect its border, citizens and residents on its territories.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

MEWA Launches Green Campaign to Plant 10 Million Trees, in 165 Sites

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, in cooperation with the National Center for Vegetation Cover, the public and private sectors, has launched the "Let's Make It Green" campaign to plant 10 million trees by the end of April 2021. This initiative is meant to give momentum to tree planting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will run from October 10 until April 30, 2021. The initiative comes as part of the Ministry's utmost efforts to increase vegetation, reduce desertification, restore biodiversity, rehabilitate affected natural areas, promote pro-environmental behaviors, protect the environment and improve the quality of life. The campaign targets 165 sites across all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It involves planting of endangered trees and shrubs in ar...

Health Ministry: 46,189 New Lab Tests Conducted, Call to Benefit from Services of Tetamman Clinics, Takkad Centers Recommended

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 405 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 338,944 cases, including 9,189 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 842 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. It added that 22 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 5,018. Meanwhile, as many as 455 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 324,737. On the other hand, 46,189 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, in the Kingdom. The Ministry of Health called on everyone to benefit from the services of Tetamman clinics and Takkad centers, in all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi ...

KSrelief Distributes More Than 266 Tons of Food Baskets in Hadramout, Yemen

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Hadramout, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed here yesterday 266 tons and 430 kilograms of food baskets to the most needy families, benefiting 14,940 people. This comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief aid provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, to the Yemeni people.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Moody’s Assigns (P) A1/Aaa.sa Rating to Saudi Arabia’s Domestic Sukuk Issuance Program

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Riyadh, His Excellency the Minister of Finance, Acting Minister of Economy and Planning and the Head of the Financial Sector Development Program Mohammed Al-Jadaan, emphasized that this rating reflects the strength, flexibility and capability of the Kingdom's economy in facing global economic challenges. It also reflects the effectiveness of structural reforms and financial and economic policies aimed at enhancing, diversifying and sustaining economic growth to achieve comprehensive economic and social development. These positive estimates from credit rating agencies confirm the great confidence in the Saudi economy, the strength of the Kingdom's financial status and its ability to continue growth and face challenges, especially in light of the difficult crises and exceptional circumstan...

24 KSrelief Trucks Cross Al-Wadiah Crossing Point to Several Yemeni Governorates

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Al-Wadiah, As many as 24 relief trucks of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) have crossed Al-Wadiah Crossing Point, during the period from 30 September to 10 October, 2020, carrying 327 tons and 420 kilograms of food baskets, 5 tons of shelter materials and 30 cartons of dates weighing 152 tons and 32 kilograms. This aid will be distributed in Marib, Lahij, Hodeida, Hadhramaut and Taiz Governorates, Yemen. This aid is part of the relief and humanitarian efforts provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, to all Yemeni governorates.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Launches Project to Distribute 37,000 Cartons of Dates in Hadhramaut Valley, Desert, Yemen

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Seiyun, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) launched yesterday a project to distribute 37,000 cartons of dates in Hadhramaut Valley and Desert Districts, Yemen. This comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief aid provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, to the Yemeni people.   Source: Saudi Press Agency