Monday, January 18
Shadow

Day: January 1, 2021

GEAGEA CALLS FOR ADOPTING FINANCIAL RATION CARDS IN PLACE OF CURRENT SUBSIDY METHOD

Politics
Head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, accused the President of the Republic, Caretaker Prime Minister, Ministers of Finance and Economy, and Central Bank Governor of wasting the remaining funds of the depositors' money through the method of subsidies adopted so far. Geagea pointed out that "instead of the subsidy going to needy families, we see the bulk of it being smuggled into Syria, or as an excuse for some traders or importers, or a waste for those who do not need support." Geagea also considered that if the subsidy funds had been spent in the right place, we would have been able to continue supporting needy families for an additional four or five years. Finally, the LF Chief called on the President of the Republic, Caretaker PM, the concerned ministers and the Cent...

IRAN COMMANDER VOWS ‘RESISTANCE’ A YEAR AFTER SOLEIMANI KILLING

General
The U.S. killing of top general Qassem Soleimani will not deter Iranian resistance, a senior commander said on Friday as tensions mounted in the build-up to the first anniversary of the drone strike. The United States killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, in Iraq on Jan. 3, 2020. Washington had accused him of masterminding attacks by Iranian-aligned militias on U.S. forces in the region. Days after the U.S. drone strike, Iran retaliated with a rocket attack on an Iraqi air base where U.S. forces were stationed, and Iranian forces on high alert mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger airliner taking off from Tehran. Esmail Ghaani who succeeded Soleimani as head the elite Quds force, said on Friday Iran was still ready to respond. "From inside your ...

KSrelief Distributes 2,500 Dates Cartons in Marib, Yemen

General
Marib, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed yesterday 2,500 cartons of dates to displaced and affected families in the Governorate of Marib, Yemen, benefiting 2,500 families. This comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief projects, provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, for the Yemeni people, to alleviate their suffering, during the current humanitarian crisis.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes More Than 100 Tons of Food Baskets for Displaced in Aden, Yemen

General
Aden, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed yesterday 100 tons and 450 kilograms of food baskets to the displaced in Aden Governorate, Yemen, benefiting 5,610 individuals. This comes within the framework of humanitarian projects, provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, to distribute 15,000 food baskets in the governorates of Aden.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes More Than 53 Tons of Food Baskets to Most Needy Families in Hadramout, Yemen

General
Hadramout, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed yesterday 53 tons and 500 kilograms of food baskets to the most needy families in Hadramout Governorate, Yemen, benefiting 3,000 individuals. This comes within the framework of 539 relief and humanitarian projects, provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, in various sectors for the Yemeni people in all its regions without discrimination, to alleviate their suffering during the current humanitarian crisis.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

137 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Detected, 228 Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 137 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 362,878, including 2,567 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 362 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. It added that 7 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 6,230. Meanwhile, as many as 228 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 354,081. On the other hand, 36,383 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Backed by KSrelief, WHO Provides Generators to Hospitals, in Ibb Governorate, Yemen

Medical
Riyadh, The World Health Organization (WHO), backed by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, has provided 3 high-performance electrical generators to Jableh, Nasser and Barim hospitals, in the Yemeni governorate of Ibb, in order to ensure the sustainable health care continuation, benefiting more than 1.8 million beneficiaries per year. WHO, in partnership with the KSrelief, aims to enhance the health situation in various Yemeni directorates and regions while providing the best various medical services to the Yemeni people. This comes within the framework of the humanitarian aid, provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the KSrelief to the WHO, to improve health situation, in Yemen and various other countries.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

SDRPY Step up Efforts Exerted to Rehabilitate Aden Int’l Airport

General
Aden, The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) formed a team to find out damages done to Aden International Airport, in coordination with the Yemeni government, the local authorities, in the governorate, and the administration of the airport, following the attack that occurred the moment members of the new Yemeni government, arrived in the interim capital. An engineering team affiliated with the SDRP was urgently present within 24 hours of the explosion, on the spot, including a team of contractors, consultants and technical experts to supervise the works and assess the damage caused by the bombings, on the airport building, which is the second largest airport, in the Republic of Yemen, second only to Sanaa Airport. The team urgently intervened by removing the r...

Dakar Saudi Arabia 2021 Rally to Kick off, on Saturday

General
Jeddah, On behalf of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, Prince Mishaal bin Majid bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah Governorate will grace the opening ceremony of Dakar Saudi Arabia Rally 2021 here on Saturday. The ceremony is set to be attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, President of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes 755 Tons of Food Baskets, in Hajjah, Yemen

General
Hajjah, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has distributed yesterday 755 tons of food baskets to the displaced and affected people, in Hajjah Governorate, Yemen, benefiting 19,000 individuals. This comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief aid, provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, to alleviate suffering of the Yemeni people, due to the current humanitarian crisis.   Source: Saudi Press Agency