Revealing the cause of the stampede in Sana'a and the high death and injury toll Revealing the cause of the stampede in Sana'a and the high death and injury toll

Revealing the cause of the stampede in Sana'a and the high death and injury toll

Revealing the cause of the stampede in Sana'a and the high death and injury toll  Today, Thursday, the death toll from the stampede during the distribution of financial aid yesterday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, rose to no less than 80 dead and 150 injured, while local media reported the cause of the accident.  The incident occurred yesterday, Wednesday, due to a stampede of citizens during the random distribution of sums of money by some merchants, as one of the people fired in the air to calm the thousands of residents of the capital who flocked to get help.  And local media said that the shooting in the air led to the disconnection of an electricity cable, which caused an explosion, which sparked panic and prompted the residents to disperse, which led to the stampede.  The Yemeni police had already confirmed that the distribution of aid had not been agreed upon with the authorities.   A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior in the Sana'a government, Brigadier General Abd al-Khaliq al-Ajri, said, "Two of the merchants in charge of the matter have been arrested, and the investigation is underway."  For his part, the head of the Supreme Political Council of "Ansar Allah" Mahdi Al-Mashat announced "the formation of a committee from the interior, security, intelligence, judiciary and prosecution to investigate the stampede incident."     A meeting brings together the Jordanian monarch and the Saudi crown prince in Jeddah  Jordan's King Abdullah II called, during his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on Thursday, to intensify Arab and international efforts to relaunch negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.  The Jordanian king stressed the need to support the Palestinians in obtaining their just and legitimate rights, and to intensify Arab and international efforts to find a political horizon for the Palestinian cause that would pave the way for relaunching negotiations, with the aim of reaching a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution.  On the other hand, Abdullah II drew attention to the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in strengthening the system of joint Arab action, praising the Kingdom's efforts to host the Arab summit in its thirty-second regular session in Riyadh next month.  During the meeting, which was held at the Peace Palace in Jeddah, the Jordanian king and the Saudi crown prince affirmed their keenness to maintain coordination and consultation between Saudi Arabia and Jordan on issues of common concern, in order to achieve their interests and serve the issues of the Arab and Islamic nations.       Its headquarters are in either Harasta or Douma A draft decree to change the name of the Damascus Countryside Governorate  Deputy Governor of Rural Damascus, Jassem Al-Mahmoud, revealed that a draft decree is being prepared to change the name of Rif Dimashq Governorate to Al-Fayhaa Governorate, and the city of Al-Fayhaa will be the main headquarters of the governorate, which will be either Harasta or Douma. Al-Mahmoud indicated that the draft decree was submitted to the Ministry of Local Administration to follow up the procedures for its issuance and submit it to the Council of Ministers and then to the President of the Republic to issue it as a decree.  In a statement to "Al-Watan" newspaper, Al-Mahmoud considered that this step is very important, given that this will be of benefit to the countryside by establishing the districts, and there will be a center for the governorate, and its name will be the city of Al-Fayhaa, pointing out that the number of the rural population is currently 4 million.       Blinken and Faisal bin Farhan discuss the Saudi role in the talks with the Houthis in Yemen  US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed, in a phone call with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the peaceful settlement in Yemen and the Saudi role in the process. A statement from the US Embassy in Riyadh said on Wednesday that the two ministers discussed "the role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in talks with the Houthis and ongoing efforts to achieve peace in Yemen."  The statement added that Blinken "stressed the United States' support for efforts that pave the way for a UN-mediated Yemeni-Yemeni peace process aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement to the conflict."  According to the statement, the two sides referred to "shared regional and international priorities, including efforts to put an immediate end to the fighting in Sudan."

Today, Thursday, the death toll from the stampede during the distribution of financial aid yesterday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, rose to no less than 80 dead and 150 injured, while local media reported the cause of the accident.

The incident occurred yesterday, Wednesday, due to a stampede of citizens during the random distribution of sums of money by some merchants, as one of the people fired in the air to calm the thousands of residents of the capital who flocked to get help.

And local media said that the shooting in the air led to the disconnection of an electricity cable, which caused an explosion, which sparked panic and prompted the residents to disperse, which led to the stampede.

The Yemeni police had already confirmed that the distribution of aid had not been agreed upon with the authorities. 

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior in the Sana'a government, Brigadier General Abd al-Khaliq al-Ajri, said, "Two of the merchants in charge of the matter have been arrested, and the investigation is underway."

For his part, the head of the Supreme Political Council of "Ansar Allah" Mahdi Al-Mashat announced "the formation of a committee from the interior, security, intelligence, judiciary and prosecution to investigate the stampede incident."




A meeting brings together the Jordanian monarch and the Saudi crown prince in Jeddah


Jordan's King Abdullah II called, during his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on Thursday, to intensify Arab and international efforts to relaunch negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

The Jordanian king stressed the need to support the Palestinians in obtaining their just and legitimate rights, and to intensify Arab and international efforts to find a political horizon for the Palestinian cause that would pave the way for relaunching negotiations, with the aim of reaching a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution.

On the other hand, Abdullah II drew attention to the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in strengthening the system of joint Arab action, praising the Kingdom's efforts to host the Arab summit in its thirty-second regular session in Riyadh next month.

During the meeting, which was held at the Peace Palace in Jeddah, the Jordanian king and the Saudi crown prince affirmed their keenness to maintain coordination and consultation between Saudi Arabia and Jordan on issues of common concern, in order to achieve their interests and serve the issues of the Arab and Islamic nations.






Its headquarters are in either Harasta or Douma A draft decree to change the name of the Damascus Countryside Governorate


Deputy Governor of Rural Damascus, Jassem Al-Mahmoud, revealed that a draft decree is being prepared to change the name of Rif Dimashq Governorate to Al-Fayhaa Governorate, and the city of Al-Fayhaa will be the main headquarters of the governorate, which will be either Harasta or Douma.
Al-Mahmoud indicated that the draft decree was submitted to the Ministry of Local Administration to follow up the procedures for its issuance and submit it to the Council of Ministers and then to the President of the Republic to issue it as a decree.

In a statement to "Al-Watan" newspaper, Al-Mahmoud considered that this step is very important, given that this will be of benefit to the countryside by establishing the districts, and there will be a center for the governorate, and its name will be the city of Al-Fayhaa, pointing out that the number of the rural population is currently 4 million.






Revealing the cause of the stampede in Sana'a and the high death and injury toll  Today, Thursday, the death toll from the stampede during the distribution of financial aid yesterday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, rose to no less than 80 dead and 150 injured, while local media reported the cause of the accident.  The incident occurred yesterday, Wednesday, due to a stampede of citizens during the random distribution of sums of money by some merchants, as one of the people fired in the air to calm the thousands of residents of the capital who flocked to get help.  And local media said that the shooting in the air led to the disconnection of an electricity cable, which caused an explosion, which sparked panic and prompted the residents to disperse, which led to the stampede.  The Yemeni police had already confirmed that the distribution of aid had not been agreed upon with the authorities.   A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior in the Sana'a government, Brigadier General Abd al-Khaliq al-Ajri, said, "Two of the merchants in charge of the matter have been arrested, and the investigation is underway."  For his part, the head of the Supreme Political Council of "Ansar Allah" Mahdi Al-Mashat announced "the formation of a committee from the interior, security, intelligence, judiciary and prosecution to investigate the stampede incident."     A meeting brings together the Jordanian monarch and the Saudi crown prince in Jeddah  Jordan's King Abdullah II called, during his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on Thursday, to intensify Arab and international efforts to relaunch negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.  The Jordanian king stressed the need to support the Palestinians in obtaining their just and legitimate rights, and to intensify Arab and international efforts to find a political horizon for the Palestinian cause that would pave the way for relaunching negotiations, with the aim of reaching a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution.  On the other hand, Abdullah II drew attention to the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in strengthening the system of joint Arab action, praising the Kingdom's efforts to host the Arab summit in its thirty-second regular session in Riyadh next month.  During the meeting, which was held at the Peace Palace in Jeddah, the Jordanian king and the Saudi crown prince affirmed their keenness to maintain coordination and consultation between Saudi Arabia and Jordan on issues of common concern, in order to achieve their interests and serve the issues of the Arab and Islamic nations.       Its headquarters are in either Harasta or Douma A draft decree to change the name of the Damascus Countryside Governorate  Deputy Governor of Rural Damascus, Jassem Al-Mahmoud, revealed that a draft decree is being prepared to change the name of Rif Dimashq Governorate to Al-Fayhaa Governorate, and the city of Al-Fayhaa will be the main headquarters of the governorate, which will be either Harasta or Douma. Al-Mahmoud indicated that the draft decree was submitted to the Ministry of Local Administration to follow up the procedures for its issuance and submit it to the Council of Ministers and then to the President of the Republic to issue it as a decree.  In a statement to "Al-Watan" newspaper, Al-Mahmoud considered that this step is very important, given that this will be of benefit to the countryside by establishing the districts, and there will be a center for the governorate, and its name will be the city of Al-Fayhaa, pointing out that the number of the rural population is currently 4 million.       Blinken and Faisal bin Farhan discuss the Saudi role in the talks with the Houthis in Yemen  US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed, in a phone call with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the peaceful settlement in Yemen and the Saudi role in the process. A statement from the US Embassy in Riyadh said on Wednesday that the two ministers discussed "the role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in talks with the Houthis and ongoing efforts to achieve peace in Yemen."  The statement added that Blinken "stressed the United States' support for efforts that pave the way for a UN-mediated Yemeni-Yemeni peace process aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement to the conflict."  According to the statement, the two sides referred to "shared regional and international priorities, including efforts to put an immediate end to the fighting in Sudan."

Blinken and Faisal bin Farhan discuss the Saudi role in the talks with the Houthis in Yemen


US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed, in a phone call with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the peaceful settlement in Yemen and the Saudi role in the process.
A statement from the US Embassy in Riyadh said on Wednesday that the two ministers discussed "the role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in talks with the Houthis and ongoing efforts to achieve peace in Yemen."

The statement added that Blinken "stressed the United States' support for efforts that pave the way for a UN-mediated Yemeni-Yemeni peace process aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement to the conflict."

According to the statement, the two sides referred to "shared regional and international priorities, including efforts to put an immediate end to the fighting in Sudan."

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