Tuesday, August 9

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Saudi Arabia adds new achievement to its record of separation of conjoined twins

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Riyadh, August 05, 2022, SPA—The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to make new achievements and successes to enhance its leading role in various fields worldwide, in light of the unlimited support to all sectors, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.The Kingdom added to its record of successes a new achievement in the medical and humanitarian field, after conducting the 52nd separation procedure of Siamese twins, one of the most complex and delicate operations in the world, since the first operation of this kind took place in 1990 through the launch of the Saudi Medical Program to separate conjoined twins, which has been r...

KSrelief Distributes 1277 Food Baskets in Khayber Enclave of Pakistan

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Islamabad-- King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has distributed 1277 food baskets over the most needy families, widows and orphans as well as those with special needs in the regions of Swat, Shangla, Boneir and Deer Al-Olya in Khayber Bakhtunkhwa enclave in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, benefiting 8939 persons.The distribution process, which took place yesterday, comes within the humanitarian and relief projects extended by the Kingdom for the needy everywhere.Source: Saudi Press Agency

OCA Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Request to Host 9th Winter Games at Trojena in Neom in 2029

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Kuwait, Aug 4, 2022, SPA -- The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), based in the State of Kuwait, welcomed late Wednesday the official request submitted by the Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's hosting of the 9th Asian Winter Games at Trojena in Neom in 2029.The Council said in a press statement that its general assembly meeting, scheduled to be hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia on the 4th of next October, will take the decision to host the events of the session, which was launched in Japan in 1986, and is considered the largest sports event in the winter of the Asian continent.He explained that the city of Trojena in the northwest of the Kingdom, which is being developed as a winter sports destination within the framework of the Saudi Vision 2030 program, "is a...

Wildfires in Europe burn second-biggest area on record

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BRUSSELS-- Wildfires raging through Europe this summer have burned the second-largest area on record, even though the region is only halfway through its typical fire season, according to data from the European Union's Joint Research Centre, Reuters reported.A dozen European countries have suffered major blazes this year, forcing thousands to evacuate and destroying homes and businesses. Countries including Italy, Spain and France still face extreme fire risk.Wildfires have burned 600,731 hectares in EU countries this year so far, the data showed. That ranks as the second-highest total for any year since 2006, when records began. In 2017, 987,844 hectares were burned.This year's burned area is more than double the size of Luxembourg. No other year in the dataset had seen such a high amount ...

Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Receives Chairperson of JMEC

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Khartoum, Aug 4, 2022, SPA -- The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sudan and South Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jaafar received, at his office here late Wednesday, the Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan Festus Mogae.During the reception, the tasks of JMEC and its role in implementing the transitional phase were reviewed, as the Chairperson of the Commission briefed the Saudi Ambassador on the progress of implementing the terms of the South Sudan Peace Agreement and the challenges facing the implementation process.Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief 10th Voluntary Program Continues to Provide its Services in Zaatari Camp, Jordan

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Amman-- The members of the 10th voluntary program of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) continued to provide volunteer activities in Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.This program was held with participation of 22 volunteers from various medical, psychological, social and educational specialties.The 10th voluntary program comes within the voluntary programs being organized by the KSrelief.Source: Saudi Press Agency