Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Tag Archives: WHO

Saudi king, WHO chief discuss ways to enhance cooperation

:: King Salman received Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. The meeting reviewed ways to increase cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the WHO. Recently, in response

Saudi Arabia launches two centers in Yemen to combat cholera

:: King Salman Relief Center in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) are establishing two projects to treat and combat cholera in Yemen as directed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Advisor at the Royal Court and the

Oxfam: Cholera epidemic in Yemen ‘worst in history’

:: Oxfam on Thursday described the cholera epidemic Yemen as the worst in history after more than 755,000 cases have been reported. “The number of victims of the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached more than 2,100 deaths and 755,000

Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million

:: Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday. A full 503,484 suspected cases and 1,975 deaths are attributable to the outbreak that erupted less

KSA donates $33.7m to WHO to combat cholera in Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia on Thursday donated $33.7 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to help fight cholera in Yemen. The pledge was signed in Riyadh by Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian

WHO chief thanks King Salman for anti-cholera funding

:: The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his thanks and appreciation to King Salman for the Saudi Arabia’s donation of $66.7 million to combat cholera in Yemen. This came during a meeting between

Yemeni PM declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid Bin Daghr on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in health sectors in the provinces of Abyan, Aden, Lahij, Dhale, and Shabwah. He also urged the rapid reporting of cases. Bin Daghr asked local

WHO says child from Raqqa among 15 new polio cases in Syria

:: Fifteen new cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria, including a child who may have caught the disease in Raqqa, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Aid workers are unable to vaccinate the population in and around

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

:: China’s health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization’s annual assembly until the island’s government accepts the “One China” principle. Health Minister Li Bin blamed the party of

Cholera kills 242, infects 23,500 people in Yemen in three weeks

:: A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organization said Friday. The UN health agency said that in the past day alone,

Libya health minister demands release of frozen funds

The health minister in Libya’s internationally recognized government on Friday demanded the release of Libyan funds frozen abroad, saying the situation in his violence-ridden country was “dramatic”. “The health situation in Libya is dramatic. We are currently unable to buy

New study ‘strongest’ proof Zika causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome: WHO

A study published this week was the strongest piece of evidence yet that that the Zika virus causes the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but more research was needed, the UN said Friday. The deputy chief of the World Health Organization,

Saudi Arabia says it is free of Zika virus

The Ministry of Health announced that Saudi Arabia has not recorded any cases of Zika virus. A source said the ministry has in place a preventive program educating health practitioners on how to deal with the virus if they came

WHO declares Zika virus global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat.

Libya asks to be labelled top health emergency by WHO

Libya on Wednesday asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise the emergency level in the country to the highest category, saying it would help mobilise resources for people in need. There are currently five crises that WHO has classified

WHO confirms Ebola death a day after all-clear

The World Health Organization confirmed Friday a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone just a day after West Africa celebrated the end of the outbreak. A 22-year-old female student was taken ill near the Guinean border on Thursday last

Pitching for better youth engagement in policy-decisions

The United Nations in New York is the official headquarters to over 193 countries which discuss everything from diplomacy and security, to equal rights and environmental awareness. It is also where world leaders from kings, presidents and prime ministers gather

U.N. targets thousands in vaccination drive against cholera in Iraq

The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a campaign to vaccinate 255,000 people against cholera in Iraq over the next month, in a bid to contain the country’s first major cholera outbreak since 2012, the U.N. agency said. The WHO

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