Day: November 12, 2013

Female orphans receive utmost care

JEDDAH: MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ARABNEWS Published — Wednesday 13 November 2013 The government provides special care for female orphans at its Social Affairs facilities including accommodation, education and even handling marriage proposals, an official said here recently. Abdullah Al-Tawi, director general of the social affairs department in Makkah region, told Arab […]

KSA wins seat on UN rights body

Saudi Arabia was elected Tuesday to the Human Rights Council, the UN’s highest rights watchdog body, for a three-year term following a secret ballot voting at the UN General Assembly in New York. “The Kingdom, which garnered 140 votes, will begin its term in January,” said Rolando Jomez, a spokesman […]

Typhoon Haiyan latest

The Telegragh: by Chris Irvine, Hannah Strange — Although evacuations did take place many people stayed in their homes as they perhaps did not understand the threat posed by Haiyan, especially the storm surge. Preparedness is key and better education as to the nature of a major typhoon’s likely impact […]