Al-Hakim: We strongly condemn what is happening in Gaza and renew our call on the international community to intervene urgently

The head of the National State Forces Alliance, Ammar Al-Hakim, strongly condemned the brutal massacres taking place in the Gaza Strip, the latest of which was committed by the Israeli entity today in Al-Mawasi camp.

Ammar Al-Hakim said, in a stateme…


The head of the National State Forces Alliance, Ammar Al-Hakim, strongly condemned the brutal massacres taking place in the Gaza Strip, the latest of which was committed by the Israeli entity today in Al-Mawasi camp.

Ammar Al-Hakim said, in a statement, that: ‘We are following with great concern the brutal massacres that our oppressed Palestinian people are being subjected to, the latest of which is what the Israeli entity committed today in Al-Mawasi camp, where its military machine deliberately fired missiles at the tents of the displaced, leaving large numbers of victims, the majority of whom are women and children.’

He added, “While we strongly condemn what is happening in the besieged Gaza Strip of sea, air, and ground bombardment by the Israeli occupation forces, we renew our call on the international community to intervene urgently to stop the disasters that are occurring against agriculture and offspring, and systematic exhaustion and killing that affect life in all its details.”

Source: National
Iraqi News Agency

Al-Dakhil calls on the political forces to spare Nineveh conflicts and disputes

Nineveh Governor Abdul Qadir Al-Dakhil called on the political forces to spare the province from the conflicts and political differences that have recently increased in the Nineveh Council and the local government.

He said in a statement to the Natio…

Nineveh Governor Abdul Qadir Al-Dakhil called on the political forces to spare the province from the conflicts and political differences that have recently increased in the Nineveh Council and the local government. He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA): 'There are political conflicts that emerged with the formation of the Nineveh Local Council that must end, while avoiding problems among the political blocs and parties that obstruct the progress of the reconstruction of the city of Mosul, and therefore all the political formations elected in the Nineveh Council came in order to serve the Nineveh Governorate.' Al-Dakhil added, "Today, we, as a local government, must strive to enter the reconstruction phase while covering the file of destroyed buildings, institutions, and homes and reviving them again," indicating to everyone to keep Nineveh away from political conflicts and disputes and to resort to the law and the constitution in resolving existing disputes away from obstructing th e reconstruction revolution in the city of Mosul. Source: National Iraqi News Agency

UNRWA announces that a third of its schools in Gaza were subjected to Israeli bombing

Gaza – Ma’an – The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, confirmed today, Wednesday, that “the Israeli army bombed four schools affiliated with the agency, during the pas…

Gaza – Ma’an – The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, confirmed today, Wednesday, that “the Israeli army bombed four schools affiliated with the agency, during the past four days.”

Lazzarini said, via his account on the “X” platform, that a third of UNRWA schools in Gaza were bombed, noting that many of them were severely damaged.

He added that schools have been transformed from safe places for education into overcrowded shelters, continuing: “They often end up as places of death and misery.”

Source: Maan News Agency

Supported by KS relief, Prosthetics Center in Hadhramaut, Yemen, Provides Services to 237 Beneficiaries

Riyadh: The Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Center located in the Seiyun district of Yemen’s Hadhramaut governorate provided its various medical services in May to 237 Yemenis who lost limbs, with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Rel…

Riyadh: The Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Center located in the Seiyun district of Yemen's Hadhramaut governorate provided its various medical services in May to 237 Yemenis who lost limbs, with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief). During the project, 1,072 services were provided; beneficiaries were 54 percent male, and 21 percent of total beneficiaries were displaced. Artificial limbs and prosthetics were measured, manufactured, fitted, delivered, and maintained for patients. Furthermore, physiotherapy services including specialized consultations were provided. The service is an extension of the humanitarian projects provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by humanitarian arm KSrelief, to raise the capabilities of the health sector and try to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly people of Yemen. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Experts: Scientific evidence that electronic smoking is an ally to quit smoking permanently

Bethlehem-Ma’an- Smoke-free nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, heated tobacco, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes, are significantly safer than smoking traditional cigarettes and have proven highly effective in helping smokers quit a potentially …

Bethlehem-Ma'an- Smoke-free nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, heated tobacco, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes, are significantly safer than smoking traditional cigarettes and have proven highly effective in helping smokers quit a potentially deadly habit. Nicotine is certainly addictive, but it is smoke that kills. It is therefore extremely important to adopt the most effective methods to encourage smokers to quit, even gradually, with the help of innovative alternatives developed by companies such as Philip Morris International. This is where expert opinion comes in to prove the importance of providing helpful alternatives. In this regard, Professor Peter Hajek, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, who was speaking as a smoking cessation expert at the 8th World Congress of the World Association of Dual Disorders (WADD) and the 26th Congress of the Spanish Society of Dua l Pathology (SEPD), which brought together more than 2,000 international mental health experts in Mallorca, said that after more than a hundred studies, many of which focused on the ingestion of toxins during e-cigarette smoking, it now represents only a fraction of the risks involved in burning tobacco, which occurs with conventional cigarettes. Professor Hajek is in favour of young people not consuming nicotine in any form, but the main concern is that smoking kills and causes cancer and cardiovascular disease, while the risks of e-cigarette smoking are much lower. He believes that the idea of ??banning cigarettes in which tobacco is burned is a good idea, but if we want to avoid the black market and criminal networks, access to less risky alternatives must be made available to adult smokers. The smoking cessation expert also mentioned the importance of eliminating passive smoking, stressing that the emissions from e-cigarettes are so low that they do not harm others, because the toxins responsible for sm oking-related harm are produced by burning tobacco in traditional cigarettes, and most of them are not present in e-cigarette aerosols, and the few chemical compounds present in them are at much lower levels, hundreds of times lower. However, he did not rule out the possibility of some impurities, which can be corrected, and which constitute only a small part of the health risks posed by burning tobacco. He also mentioned that we should encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes by reducing taxes, making them cheaper, and promoting them as a much less dangerous alternative. For her part, Georgian addiction expert Tata Asatiani stressed in a television program dedicated to reducing tobacco harms, while speaking about nicotine, that it is very important to distinguish between nicotine and products that rely on burning tobacco. Nicotine does not cause life-threatening complications, but the carcinogens in cigarette smoke do. She stressed the need to try to replace cigarettes with something less harmful, and t hat bans and restrictive measures are useless. Source: Maan News Agency

Compulsory Health Insurance for Domestic Workers Goes Into Effect Today

Riyadh: The Council of Health Insurance and the Saudi Insurance Authority began implementing a decision today to make insurance compulsory for domestic workers registered with an employer if their number exceeds four people.

The general requirements …

Riyadh: The Council of Health Insurance and the Saudi Insurance Authority began implementing a decision today to make insurance compulsory for domestic workers registered with an employer if their number exceeds four people. The general requirements for applying the benefits and limits of coverage under the policy include the obligation to submit a medical disclosure form, obtain approval from the health insurance company, and insure all workers. The implementation of this decision is part of the efforts of the Council of Health Insurance and the Insurance Authority to enable all beneficiaries to receive comprehensive care and prevention and to ensure justice, transparency, and excellence in performance for all stakeholders. The decision aims to achieve comprehensive health care, ensure the sustainability of health coverage, and stimulate health insurance companies and healthcare service providers to offer new products and increase job opportunities in all medical and non-medical specialities with insuranc e companies and healthcare providers. The official spokesperson of the Council of Health Insurance, Iman Al-Tariqi, explained that the domestic workers' insurance policy includes primary care, public health, and emergency cases and covers hospitalization without a deductible rate, as well as treatment in emergency cases for clinics with an unlimited number of visits, vaccinations, and examinations. Source: Saudi Press Agency