Saudi Crown Prince donates $4.3 million to Qassim charities

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has donated $4.3 million (Saudi Riyal 16 million) from his own account to charitable societies in Qassim region. This was within the Project of Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to support charitable societies in all regions of the Kingdom. The money will be distributed through 10 charity societies in the region. Also read: Saudi Crown Prince to make Saudi league games free of charge The total number of ...

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre: Outreach with a global footprint

Friday, 21 July 2017

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre is on the forefront of humanitarian outreach throughout the globe. To date it has provided humanitarian and development aid to more than 37 countries, which stretch from Central America to East Asia, from West Africa to Southeastern Europe, and obviously from the Middle East to Central and South Asia. At a time where there are more internal and external refugees on the move than at anytime since World War II, Saudi Arabia through King Salman ...

Beirut’s ‘Wall of Kindness’ integrating social experiment with charity

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Imagine a wall where you can hang your coat for the needy and walk away without a fuss. Call it social experiment, charity, or both rolled into one, such a structure – appropriately named the Wall of Kindness – has been set up in Beirut and is attracting donors by their dozens. A group of Lebanese citizens have adorned the wall with coat hangers and book shelves where people can place any items of clothing they want to give away to charity for anyone to pick up. With the mantra ...

7 things to do during the last week of Ramadan

Monday, 19 June 2017

There’s still time to rack up some more good deeds before the end of the holy month. And with Laylat al-Qadr – the night when the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed  – falling within the last 10 days of Ramadan, no time is better than the present. “Indeed, We sent the Qur'an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the ...

5 Arab hope makers win Million dirham job each

Friday, 19 May 2017

Nawal Al Soufi from Morocco was named the Arab 'Hope Maker' but Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced that the grand prize of Dh1 million would be given to each of the five finalists who reached the grand ceremony of an initiative that was launched weeks ago. Al Soufi, who helped save the lives of more than 200,000 refugees, won the final prize after an audience vote and points given by judges during on Thursday. However, ...

Saudi foundation pledges $50 million to eradicate measles

Monday, 24 April 2017

A Saudi Arabian charitable foundation said on Monday it will give $50 million to the United Nations children's agency to help eliminate measles, the largest private donation ever to UNICEF's efforts. The donation by Riyadh-based Alwaleed Philanthropies comes amid rising concern about the highly contagious disease, a leading cause of death among children, with recent outbreaks in Italy and Romania. It will help vaccinate more than 51 million children in 14 countries, ...

‘How many retweets can I get?’ Saudi tweep asks food chains to help cleaners

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A Saudi Twitter user has encouraged around 80 companies to donate hundreds of products to cleaners in the kingdom, Arabic media reported this week. AbdelAziz al-Qahtani (@Mr_Abdul3ziz), who has over 36,000 followers on Twitter, ushered them towards a good cause. He directed a tweet to a popular food chain famous for their sandwiches asking them about the number of retweets that would satisfy them in order to get a hundred free sandwiches to offer the cleaners. The tweet generated thousands of ...

‘Sweetheart’ British actor Idris Elba auctions Valentine’s date for charity

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Lonely hearts this Valentine’s Day will have a unique chance to spend an evening with British actor Idris Elba after he auctioned himself off

How a generous Saudi saved an Indian worker from execution

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Businessman paid on his behalf SR1.3 million as blood money

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