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Saudi project clears 882 Houthi mines in Yemen
An ongoing Saudi program to clear landmines in Yemen saw 882 devices laid by the Iran-backed Houthis dismantled in the third week of February.
Overseen by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, special teams destroyed five anti-personnel, 195 anti-tank mines, 681 unexploded ordinances and one explosive device.
The KSRelief project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia on the orders of King Salman to help the Yemeni people.
It clear routes for much-needed humanitarian aid aimed at supporting the country’s citizens.
The demining operations took place in Marib, Aden, Jouf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale and Saada.
A total of 388,433 mines have been cleared since the start of the project.
More than 1.2 million mines have been planted by the Houthis, claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians.
The Saudi project trains local demining engineers and provides them with modern equipment. It also offers support to Yemenis injured by the devices.
In June 2022, the project’s contract was extended for another year at a cost of $33.29 million.
Prince Abdulaziz chairs 46th session of Council of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports
Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal chaired the 46th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports in Jeddah Sunday. Arab ministers of youth a...
CMA chief: Conference stresses Kingdom’s importance as new financial services hub
Chairman of Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has stressed that the Financial Sector Conference held in Riyadh on March 15 and 16 as an international regional platform, reflects t...
Riyadh public transport buses begin operation, with ticket charges set at SR4
The Royal Commission for Riyadh City announced on Sunday the launch of the operation of the first phase of the Riyadh Buses service within the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Pr...
50% Saudization in optical sector comes into force
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) announced the start of implementing the decision to Saudize the optical sector effective from Saturday, March 18 i...
Commerce Ministry: Plentiful stock of foodstuffs for Ramadan; field inspections of markets to continue
The Ministry of Commerce confirmed on Sunday that there is an extremely plentiful stock of foodstuffs, especially essential commodities, available in the local markets and sales...
Al-Rajhi: Saudi Youth Development Strategy to be announced in 2023
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi said that the ministry has finished formulating Saudi Arabia’s Youth Development Strategy. “I look forward to a...
Saudi Arabia ranks 4th globally in digital systems preparedness: Report
Saudi Arabia has ranked second among the G20 members and fourth globally in the preparedness of digital systems, according to a report released today by the International Teleco...
SSC astronauts to carry out 11 pioneering scientific research experiments in microgravity
The Saudi Space Commission (SSC) has revealed the tasks and scientific research that will be conducted during the journey of the Saudis, as part of the crew of the space mission...
Tadawul's market value reached $2.6 trillion by 2022 end
The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) market value has increased by 476.5% to reach SR9.9 trillion ($2.6 trillion) by the end of 2022 during the past five years, a senior official ...
SFD CEO receives head of Iraqi National Investment Commission
The CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), Sultan Bin Abdulrahman Al-Marshad received an Iraqi delegation Sunday in Riyadh, led by the Chairman of the National Investment ...
Year of Arabic Poetry 2023 activated at Third Formula 1 event
The Ministry of Culture has launched the Year of Arabic Poetry 2023 initiative by setting up an interactive pavilion at the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from March 17 ...
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