Saudi Arabia calls for tough international stand against Houthi militias

Saudi Arabia says a firm stand against Iranian-backed Houthi militias is required. (AFP)
Updated 25 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia calls for tough international stand against Houthi militias

  • Saudi Arabia told UN Security Council that action is required against the Iran-backed militia

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stand against Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

The appeal during a session of the UN Security Council came after Houthi terrorists used ballistic missiles and drones laden with explosives to target populated areas in the Kingdom.

Dr. Khaled Manzlawiy, acting permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, told delegates that the actions of the militias were a flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

During his address, Manzlawiy said 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the Security Council’s adoption of its resolution 1265 to protect civilians in armed conflict, which served to reinforce the Kingdom’s push for the international community to adopt a unified and comprehensive approach to shielding civilians from fighting.
 


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh