Sharjah Charity International distributes 165,000 sacrifices in UAE, overseas


More than 165,000 individuals in the UAE and around the world have benefited from the distribution of sacrificial meat that Sharjah Charity International (SCI) has carried out. There are 29,600 registered beneficiaries at the association’s main office and regional branches in the east and central regions, as well as more than 135,000 beneficiaries from 43 different countries around the world.

Abdullah Saif bin Hindi, Head of the Higher Committee for the Eid Al-Adha Campaign at the Sharjah Charity Association, said that the distribution had concluded at the main headquarters in Samnan as well as at the branch offices in the central and eastern regions.

With the support of the UAE embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the regional offices outside the country have completed giving out the sacrificial meat, which has reached over 135,000 people in 43 of the 110 countries that have received aid from the association, according to the head of the committee.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Putin: Moscow, Pyongyang to develop settlement systems free of West’s control

TOKYO, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia and North Korea would develop alternative systems for trade and mutual settlements that were uncontrolled by Western countries and jointly oppose their “illegitimate restrictive measures,” according to North’s state media.

Putin made the remarks in an article carried by the Korean Central News Agency before his two-day visit to North Korea, which began today, for talks with leader Kim Jong-un. It will mark his first trip to the country in 24 years.

In the article, Putin said the two countries are “firmly convinced that we will put bilateral cooperation onto a higher level with our joint efforts,” which will contribute to “deepening economic and trade relations.” The president also thanked North Korea for supporting Russia’s war against Ukraine, saying, “We highly appreciate that the DPRK (North Korea) is firmly supporting the special military operations of Russia being conducted in Ukraine, expressing solidarity with us on major international
issues and maintaining the common line and stand at the UN.” Putin vowed support for North Koreans’ struggle to defend their rights in the confrontation with “the cunning, dangerous and aggressive enemy.” Last September, Putin and Kim held the summit meeting at the Vostochny Cosmodrome space launch center in Russia’s Far East.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Foreign Ministry: 84 Jordanian pilgrims found among 106 missing


Amman: According to the database prepared by the Directorate of Operations since the start of reporting the loss and death of several Jordanian pilgrims, the Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs announced the discovery of 84 Jordanian pilgrims out of 106 registered on the lists of missing Jordanian pilgrims. Additionally, 41 burial permits for Jordanian pilgrims were issued, allowing them to be buried in Mecca in accordance with their families’ wishes.

Head of the Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs, Ambassador Sufian Qudah, said that the 84 pilgrims who were located are receiving the necessary medical attention from the concerned Saudi authorities, adding that their health status ranges from good to critical, and the Jordanian Consulate General team in Mecca is still offering consular services to pilgrims and keeping an eye on their situation with the relevant Saudi authorities.

Additionally, Ambassador Qudah stated that the ministry’s cell, which cooperates with the Jordanian Consulat
e General in Jeddah, the Jordanian Embassy in Riyadh, and the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Holy Places mission for the Hajj, is still searching for the 22 missing pilgrims. The ministry had previously stated that all pilgrims from the official Jordanian mission were safe, thanks to the support of the relevant Saudi authorities.

Ambassador Qudah renewed his call to all Jordanian citizens performing Hajj and their families, to call to request assistance, report missing persons, or arrange for the transfer of bodies in cases of death around the clock, through the following numbers:

– Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs: 00962795497777

– Emergency Line / Jeddah: 00966501784611

Or via the e-mail of the Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs: op.ctr@fm.gov.jo.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Kuwait Amir congratulates Saudi Crown Prince on successful Hajj season

KUWAIT, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Tuesday a cable to Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, congratulating him on the success of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage season.

His Highness the Amir lauded the efforts made by all Saudi ministries and bodies as well as the Advisor to the Saudi King and Governor of Makkah Region and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Khaled Al-Faisal bin Abdualziz Al-Saud, and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif Al-Saud in ensuring interagency cooperation during the implementations of Hajj plans.

His Highness the Amir prayed to Allah the Almighty to accept and reward all involved in the pilgrimage, and to grant Saudi Arabia and its people progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

On behalf of Abdullah bin Zayed, Noura Al Kaabi participates in 25th anniversary ceremony of Kosovo’s Liberation Day


On behalf of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of State, attended the 25th anniversary ceremony of Kosovo’s Liberation Day, which was held under the patronage of Dr. Vjosa Osmani, President of the Republic of Kosovo.

During this occasion, Al Kaabi commended the close ties between the UAE and the Republic of Kosovo across several fields. She stated, ‘The UAE and Kosovo are bound by deep-rooted ties based on cooperation across all fields, which stems from the two countries’ keenness to enhance bilateral relations and advance them further, to achieve stability and prosperity for their peoples.’

Al Kaabi congratulated the Republic of Kosovo on this occasion, and expressed her wishes to the government and people of Kosovo for further progress, development, and prosperity.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Seoul fires warning shots after Pyongyang soldiers cross border again


TOKYO, The South Korean military said Tuesday it fired warning shots after around 20 to 30 North Korean soldiers briefly crossed the inter-Korean border again, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The North Korean soldiers crossed the Military Demarcation Line within the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in the central section of the border at around 8:30 a.m. (2330 Mondy GMT), the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The South’s military aired warning broadcasts and fired warning shots, prompting the North Koreans to return to their side of the border, according to the JCS.

“Our military is thoroughly monitoring the North’s activities in the border area amid close cooperation with the UN Command,” the JCS said.

It marked the North’s second border violation in less than two weeks after a similar incident on June 9.

The border violations came as North Korea has been deploying large numbers of troops in front-line areas since April to conduct an array of activities, such as planting mines, erecting walls a
nd building roads for military operations.

In January, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gave instructions for “strict” measures to block all the channels of inter-Korean communication along the border.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Four accused arrested following a quarrel in Al-Zubair, west of Basra


Basra, A joint security force arrested four defendants following a quarrel in Al-Zubair district.

The Basra Governorate Police Command said in a statement: A joint force from Al-Zubair Police Station and the Fifth Basra Police Emergency Regiment arrested four defendants following a quarrel in an area of Al-Zubair District, west of the governorate, and seized a Kalashnikov rifle.

The statement added: Legal measures were taken against them and they were referred to the judiciary.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Awqaf ministry: Jordanian pilgrims start departing from Mecca


Amman: Jordanian pilgrims will depart Mecca for Jordan on Tuesday after performing the Hajj rituals, according to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

The number of pilgrims from the official Jordanian mission this year is 8,000, which is the number allocated for the Kingdom, in addition to 4,500 pilgrims from the Arabs of 1948.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Settlers attack citizens’ property and close an agricultural road in the village of Yasuf

Salfit – Ma’an – Today, Tuesday, settlers attacked citizens’ property and closed an agricultural road in the village of Yasuf, east of Salfit.

The head of the Yasuf Village Council, Wael Abu Madi, said that the settlers vandalized a water collection well owned by the citizen Zuhair Abdel Razzaq, and demolished a stone chain from the land of the citizen Abdullah Abdel Razzaq, in the Al-Harayeq area, east of the village.

He added: The settlers closed the agricultural road leading to the area, to prevent farmers and landowners from reaching their lands easily.

Madi pointed out that the area is targeted by settlers who are trying to prevent citizens from arriving and being present on their lands.

Source: Maan News Agency