Rabat – King Mohammed VI has responded to a Facebook solidarity campaign launched to raise donations for Mohammad Laamarie, a Moroccan citizen in Belgium, who suffers from a heart condition that requires a costly surgical procedure.The 65-year-old Moroccan was visiting his family in Brussels when he suffered three heart attacks that almost claimed his life. He was immediately taken to the hospital where his family was informed that he needs an urgent Coronary artery bypass. To their surprise, however, the doctors reportedly demanded the family to pay 30,000 Euros before performing the operation on the patient.Given the high cost of the operation, the family decided to launch a solidarity campaign on Facebook to raise donations called “1 Euro pour sauver Mohammad” (1 Euro to save Mohammad). According to the supervisors of the fundraising campaign, king Mohammed VI gave his instructions to the Moroccan ambassador in Brussels to visit the patient and to assure his family that the monarch will personally pay a portion of the operation that is due to be performed on Thursday.The solidarity campaign said that they received hundreds of phone calls from anonymous people offering help just few days after the launching of the campaign.The donations will be used to support a portion of the hospital costs, all post-operative care as well as medications and other necessary medical care when Mohammed is back to Morocco, the campaign added.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will hold an inquiry from 9 – 12 May, 2018 in Kandy on the violent incidents based on religious hatred that took place in Kandy District in March 2018.The Chairperson and Commissioners will conduct the inquiry. Prior to the said inquiry, the Commission called for written submissions and evidence from the public regarding the incidents. (Colombo Gazette)
Prince William and Kate Middleton had the full pomp and ceremony for their 2011 weddingCredit:Eddie Mulholland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to BelfastCredit:PA “I am particularly pleased to hear that members of the Armed Forces who have a close relationship with Prince Harry will be taking part. Servicemen and women from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force will all be honoured to offer their support.”A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle are pleased that members of the Armed Forces will play such a special role in their wedding.”The military, and these units in particular, hold a great significance for Prince Harry and the couple are incredibly grateful for their support.” Musical support to the street liners will be provided by the Band of the Irish Guards. Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort from the Household Cavalry will also provide ceremonial support bringing the total number of Armed Forces involved with the wedding to more than 250. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, said: “I am proud that members of the Armed Forces have been asked to take part in the ceremonial celebrations taking place on the royal couple’s wedding day.”It is a happy occasion for the whole country and reminds us of the role the Armed Forces play in marking important events in the life of the nation. The regiments Prince Harry served with in Afghanistan are to have a “special place” at the Royal wedding, with more than 250 men and women lining the streets, the Ministry of Defence has announced.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they are “incredibly grateful” for the support of a selection of regiments and units which have a personal link to the Prince, following his decade in the Army.Their wedding will include the spectacle of Household Cavalry troopers in their gleaming breast plates and plumed helmets lining the staircase at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle where the couple will be married on May 19.Streets within the precincts of the castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by Armed Forces personnel from the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, which has the Prince as Commodore-in-Chief, and the Royal Marines, where he is Captain General.The 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, where Prince Harry served as an Apache Pilot in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, will also be represented, as well as The Royal Gurkha Rifles, his comrades in Afghanistan in 2007, and RAF Honington, where he is Honorary Air Commandant.