"We have three offices in Yemen. We have programs in the north of Yemen. We have programs in the south. Food security programs. Health programs. Child soldier rehabilitation programs. As you know there are many child soldiers recruited by the Houthis. We are taking those children, putting them in psychological, educational and social programs because we don’t want them to be terrorists for us or for you or for anybody else. They have to be counseled, and we’re doing that," Al-Rabeeah said. … [Read more...] about Saudi Relief Center Head Welcomes Putin’s Visit, Hopes to Discuss Humanitarian Matters
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WARSAW: Poland's anti-monopoly watchdog UOKiK said on Monday it had fined Gazprom 213 million zloty ($57 million) for lack of cooperation in its proceedings with regard to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.Poland sees Nord Stream 2, which would double Russia's gas export capacity via the Baltic Sea, as a threat to Europe's energy security, saying it will strengthen Gazprom's market dominance.Nord Stream 2 is led by Gazprom, with half of the funding provided by Germany's Uniper and BASF's Wintershall unit, Anglo-Dutch company Shell, Austria's OMV and Engie.UOKiK has been examining the project for years and in 2019 it fined Engie 40 million euros for failing to provide documents and information relating to the case."At the beginning of the year, we requested Gazprom provide us with contracts concluded by its subsidiary with other companies financing the construction of Nord Stream 2...The company failed to provide such information," the head of UOKiK said in a statement."To my mind, it … [Read more...] about Poland fines Gazprom $57 million over Nord Stream 2 pipeline project
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Christoph Weber, a professor of energy economics at the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany, believes the additional capacity is not really needed. "Nord Stream 2 isn't essential for maintaining Germany's energy security," he told DW. "There is sufficient access to natural gas resources in Norway, the United States and North Africa." … [Read more...] about Nord Stream 2: Who needs the Russian gas pipeline after all?