Makkah: The number of people who were diagnosed with scabies in the province of Makkah rose to 1038, The increasing cases of scabies led the authorities to shut 33 schools for boys and girls in Makkah, Closed schools are expected to reopen on Sunday but students diagnosed with scabies will stay at home for up to two weeks, Education Minister Dr. Ahmed Al-Essa toured three government schools in Makkah and followed up efforts to deal with the situation.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has strongly denounced the ballistic missile attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which were intercepted by Saudi Air Defense Forces.
This hostile act violates all international norms, values and principles, His Highness the Amir said in cable sent to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Sunday evening.
His Highness the Amir reaffirmed Kuwait’s solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and support to all measures it takes to maintain its security.
He prayed to Almighty God to protect the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people against all evils. He also wished Saudi people everlasting security, safety and prosperity under the wise leadership of King Salman.
Tyres of Saudi flight from Riyadh to Istanbul burst during landing at Ataturk Airport causing slight damage to the aircraft.
Saudi Ambassador to Jakarta Osama Al-Shoaibi pledged to follow-up the case of a girl whose Saudi father died a few years ago, Ten-year-old Haifa Sultan Al-Harbi, who lives in Indonesia, appeared in a video recording on social media in recent days appealing for help to reach out to her late father’s family and relatives in Saudi Arabia.
The ambassador received her along with her mother and pledged to follow-up on their case, The Saudi Embassy announced that it had given them a sum of money to meet their needs pending results of the inquiry.
The widowed Indonesian mother said that her late Saudi husband had married her eleven years ago when she was 18-years-old before he was killed in a traffic accident four years later.
A video clip of a girl and her Indonesian mother who claims that the girl’s father is Saudi gained widespread attention on social media.
In the video shot by a Saudi man in Kota Bunga in the Puncak mountain pass, the mother Mona said that the girl’s father died nine years ago in a car accident in Indonesia.
Mona added that she had been with the Saudi man, Sultan al-Harbi, since she was 18 years old, and he was 23 years old, She said they were in a customary marriage for four years, which means that neither were given any legal rights, Her daughter Haifa is almost 11 years old, and they both know nothing about al-Harbi’s family in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi ambassador to Indonesia responded to the video saying that they are following the case and are working to help the girl, after they make sure that she is indeed half Saudi by doing a DNA test.
A representative from the embassy has been sent to the mother of the girl to find out all the details and act in accordance with the law to ensure their rights and link them with her family in Saudi Arabia,” Ambassador Osama al-Shoaibi said, the embassy has a specialized program that is actively helping more than 70 cases similar to the case of Haifa, he added.
#Manila: The government will entice overseas Filipino workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to return home for a chance to get employed locally or elsewhere overseas. This is what the labor department intends to do with the establishment of a Job Fair Task Force that will conduct a special job fair and skills profiling of OFWs based in KSA and Qatar.
In an administrative order issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the supply-demand profiling and skills-job matching will be jointly conducted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Bureau of Local Employment (BLE).Concerned Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) in the identified countries will do the preliminary skills profiling of the OFWs in coordination with the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB).
Through the joint undertaking, POEA and BLE will conduct employers’ forum and gather the number of vacancies, skills requirement, geographical location (local or overseas), as well as determine the companies interested to join the Job Fair.Also, POEA and BLE shall process the supply and demand profile and come up with labor market information that will serve as a guide for matching of available skills and employer demand for workers.
OFWs that require further upgrading of skills requirements of the participating employers will be referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for training prior to their deployment whether local or overseas. Meanwhile, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will provide the welfare assistance during the conduct of job fairs and which may lead to the repatriation of distressed OFWs. The said tasked group is headed by DOLE Undersecretary Claro Arellano who is in charge of DOLE’s Legal and International Affairs, and is co-chaired by OWWA. The members include POEA, BLE, ILAB, and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in KSA and Qatar.