Emir of Kuwait thanks King Salman for efforts to resolve Gulf dispute

06/12/20

  • Progress made to end the dispute between Gulf countries is an achievement that will restore unity: Emir
  • Saudi FM said the Kingdom was committed to the “diplomatic resolution of regional tensions”

LONDON: The emir of Kuwait thanked King Salman on Saturday for his efforts to resolve regional tensions.
In a letter that he sent to the king, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said the Kingdom’s representation of the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt reflects its prestigious position and its pioneering role in seeking to support security and stability in the region.
The emir added that it also shows Saudi Arabia’s keenness on solidarity and unity in light of the delicate conditions that the world and the region face.
Saudi Arabia – along with the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – severed diplomatic ties with Doha in June 2017. They accused Qatar of supporting regional extremist organizations and terrorist groups, and want the country to change its policies as a condition for dialogue.

Progress made to end the dispute between Gulf countries “is an achievement that will restore our Gulf entity and our joint Arab action, its unity and cohesion in facing the challenges that plague the whole world. It will also enable us to work together in order to achieve the legitimate hopes and aspirations of our peoples for security, stability, prosperity and well-being,” the emir said.
Sheikh Nawaf’s comments come as Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the Kingdom was committed to the “diplomatic resolution of regional tensions,” during the IISS Manama Dialogue on Saturday.
“The Kingdom continues to demonstrate its commitment to the diplomatic resolution of regional tensions and maintaining multilateral frameworks to tackle the challenges we face today,” Prince Faisal said.

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King Salman orders urgent aid to earthquake-hit Izmir

07/11/20

In this drone image, collapsed buildings, destroyed in the Oct. 30 earthquake are seen in Izmir, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP)

The death toll in last Friday’s Aegean Sea earthquake rose to 116 on Wednesday
KSRelief will provide those affected by the earthquake in Turkey with urgent medical and humanitarian aid
JEDDAH: King Salman has ordered the dispatch of urgent aid to the thousands of people affected by an earthquake in the Turkish city of Izmir, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck on Oct. 30 in the Aegean Sea and was felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul. The quake toppled buildings over, injuring thousands. The death toll rose to 116.
The aid will be dispatched through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and comes within the king’s keenness to stand by the Turkish people and alleviate the devastating effects of the earthquake, which caused heavy loss of life and damage to property, and as an extension of the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom during crises.
Meanwhile in Sudan, KSRelief is continuing with its work to provide vital shelter for those affected by floods. It distributed 139 tents in Khartoum, benefiting 834 people.

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The aid will be dispatched through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

Its clinics are providing medical services in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, where around 435 patients with various health conditions were treated.
The center is also offering essential medical services for displaced people at Waalan camp in Yemen’s Haradh directorate.
KSRelief, which was established in 2015, has contributed to humanitarian projects worth nearly $4.7 billion in partnership with different global nonprofit organizations.
It has implemented more than 1,367 different projects in 54 countries, especially in conflict zones and tragedy-stricken areas.
According to a recent KSRelief report, the countries and territories that have benefited the most from its projects include Yemen ($3.3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($297 million) and Somalia ($198 million).

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Saudi king orders urgent humanitarian assistance for Lebanon

Time: 06 August, 2020

  • King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center will send supplies to help Lebanese authorities deal with aftermath of Beirut explosion

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the government, on the orders of King Salman, will urgently send humanitarian aid to Lebanon to help the authorities there deal with the aftermath of the massive explosion that ripped through downtown Beirut on Tuesday.

The assistance will be provided through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

At least 135 people were killed by the blast, which is believed to have been triggered by a fire at a warehouse where 2,750 tonnes of confiscated, highly explosive ammonium nitrate was being stored. More than 5,000 were injured and dozens are missing.

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KSrelief Provides Urgent Relief Response to Beirut Port Explosion

Time: 06 August 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Immediately following yesterday’s devastating explosion at Beirut Port, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) responded to the disaster to help Lebanese medical teams provide emergency assistance on the ground.

KSrelief supports several charitable associations and medical aid teams and facilities in Lebanon, and deployed these resources to aid in the response.  Ambulances operated by the Souboul Al Salam Association and supported by KSrelief, traveled from northern Lebanon to Beirut to assist in transporting wounded blast victims to available medical facilities.

Additionally, a specialized team from Al-Amal Medical Center in Arsal, which is funded by KSrelief, is supporting medical evacuation work, providing ambulance and emergency health care services across Beirut. The Al-Amal Center has also announced a blood donation campaign to meet the extensive blood supplies needed by local hospitals to treat victims of the blast.

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King Salman leaves hospital after recovering from successful operation

Time: 31 July, 2020

King Salman leaves hospital on Thursday after recovering from an operation to have his gallbladder removed. (SPA)
  • The king was admitted to hospital with an inflamed gallbladder on July 20
  • He stayed in hospital to recover and receive further treatment

RIYADH: King Salman left hospital on Thursday after recovering from a successful operation to have his gallbladder removed, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The king underwent surgery after he was admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh with an inflamed gallbladder on July 20.

He stayed in hospital to recover and receive further treatment.

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Eid Al-Adha greetings from world leaders

Time: 31 July, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received telephone calls from several leaders and officials on Friday wishing him Eid Al-Adha greetings. (SPA)
  • The king recently left hospital after successful surgery

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received telephone calls from several leaders and officials on Friday wishing him Eid Al-Adha greetings and health after his recovery from an operation.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, congratulated King Salman on the blessed occasion and on his discharge from hospital.
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also wished the king Eid Mubarak and expressed happiness over his speedy recovery from an operation on his gallbladder.
The king also received similar messages from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as leaders from Djibouti and Indonesia.
For his part, the king also passed on Eid greetings to the leaders and thanked them for their kind messages on his health.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also received phone calls from the same leaders wishing him well wishes on the Muslim holiday.

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Saudi crown prince receives telephone calls checking on King Salman’s health

24/07/20

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received telephone calls from the King of Bahrain, the crown prince of Kuwait and the speaker of Iraq’s parliament checking on King Salman’s health.
The crown prince thanked Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Iraq’s Mohammed Al-Halbousi for their calls and concern for the king’s health.
King Salman underwent successful surgery to have his gallbladder removed on Thursday and is in hospital where he is recovering and receiving further treatment.

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King Salman recovering from successful operation to remove gallbladder

Time: 23 July, 2020

King Salman. (SPA)
  • The operation took place at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
  • The king will spend some time recovering at the hospital as advised by the medical team

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman underwent a successful operation to have his gallbladder removed and is recovering in hospital, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday.

The laparoscopic surgery took place at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh where the king will spend some time to receive treatment as advised by the medical team.

King Salman chaired a virtual cabinet meeting from the hospital on Tuesday and thanked all those who have asked after his health and wished him well since he was admitted with an inflamed gallbladder.

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Saudi king in hospital for medical tests

20/07/20

King Salman. (SPA photo)

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been admitted to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh for medical test, the royal court said in statement early on Monday.

The king was admitted for inflammation of the gallbladder, said the announcement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

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Ma’rib Artificial Limbs Center Serves Yemeni Amputees

Time: 19 July, 2020

ADEN, YEMEN: The Artificial Limbs Center Program in Aden continues to provide a wide range of medical services to Yemeni amputees, thanks to the generous support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief).

During the past three months, the center provided 776 individual services for 611 beneficiaries, including prosthesis services for 62 patients, and 95 measurement services for 90 patients.

Eighty-three training sessions were conducted for 64 beneficiaries regarding the use of their prosthetic devices. More than 150 technical maintenance activities were carried out for 125 beneficiaries, and 380 physical therapy sessions were provided for 270 beneficiaries.

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