Crown prince attends funerals of Prince Turki, Princess Seeta

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Updated 27 December 2012
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Crown prince attends funerals of Prince Turki, Princess Seeta

Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, senior Cabinet members and large number of princes and officials attended the funerals of Prince Turki bin Sultan, deputy minister of culture and information for media affairs, and Princess Seeta, mother of Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khaled, at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque here yesterday.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, grand mufti, led the funeral prayers for both Prince Turki and Princess Seeta, which were attended by a large number of people, including Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Fahd and Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja.
Later, Crown Prince Salman, Prince Khaled bin Sultan, deputy defense minister, Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk, Prince Faisal, governor of Asir, and other close relatives received condolences from princes, senior officials and others on the death of Prince Turki and Princess Seeta.
Prince Turki, 53, who had held important positions at the Ministry of Culture and Information, died on Tuesday. He was general supervisor of Saudi sports channels.
Princess Seeta bint Fahd Al-Damir, 90, also died on Tuesday.


Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

Updated 22 July 2019
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Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

  • 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah
  • Al-Maliki: Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen said on Monday it is continuing its duty to prevent the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from threatening international shipping.
However, speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki also said the threat of international navigation is the responsibility of the international community
Col. Al-Maliki added that 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah.
He also said that the Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law by targeting civilians and civilian sites, which have escalated to war crimes.
“The coalition is protecting the Yemeni citizens at the request of the legitimate government in Yemen and we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people,” Al-Maliki added.
He also shed light on the coalition’s attacks on legitimate military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is under the control of the terrorist militia.