KSRelief officials take part in discussion on Yemen media, rights

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center is active is providing aid to Yemenis. (SPA)
Updated 14 September 2018
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KSRelief officials take part in discussion on Yemen media, rights

  • Al-Moallem said that the center implemented 457 humanitarian programs and projects in various affected countries around the world

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), represented by the director of the Department of Medical and Environmental Assistance, Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Moallem, participated in the conference of International Media and Human Rights in Yemen in Paris.

Al-Moallem said that the center implemented 457 humanitarian programs and projects in various affected countries around the world through UN, international and local partners. 

Al-Moallem also emphasized the Kingdom’s efforts to remove land mines through the Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM), which is committed to making Yemen land mine-free to protect civilians and to safeguard the delivery of urgent humanitarian supplies. 


Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

Updated 23 March 2019
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Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

  • Princess Jamila’s camel will compete in a race marking the conclusion of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival
  • King Salman will attend the grand finale of the 46-day event

JEDDAH: A camel owned by a woman will compete in an official race in Saudi Arabia for the first time, a senior figure in the sport said on Friday.

Fahd bin Hithleen, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Camel Club and the newly appointed president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), said the race is part of the closing day of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, which began on Feb. 5 and ends on March 23.

“The camel race will end this Saturday with the participation of the first female in camel racing,” Hithleen said on his official Twitter account. “I congratulate Princess Jamila Bint Abdulmajeed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz for breaking into the camel world and wish her all the success.”

The festival finale will take place in the presence of King Salman.

Princess Jamila said that camel racing is no longer exclusively the preserve of men, as the ongoing reforms in the country continue to empower Saudi women and open up new opportunities for them across the Kingdom.

The Kingdom established the ICO, the first global group of its kind for camels, on Thursday with the participation of representatives from 96 countries. Riyadh was chosen as the location for its headquarters and Hithleen was appointed to serve a five-year term as its first president.