Prince Saud, Obama discuss Syria crisis

Updated 20 April 2013
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Prince Saud, Obama discuss Syria crisis

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and US President Barack Obama discussed the Syrian crisis and other regional and international issues during a meeting at the White House in Washington yesterday. They also discussed ways to strengthen further the bilateral relations between the US and the Kingdom.
During the meeting, the prince conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to the president.
Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al-Jubeir also attended the meeting.
The talks came as diplomatic sources said the European Union was considering a case-by-case easing of its oil embargo against Syria in order to help the opposition.
If formally agreed by EU foreign ministers at talks in Luxembourg, the decision would enable EU companies to import oil on a case-by-case basis from areas under opposition control, the sources said.
It would also allow EU firms to resume investments and export of equipment intended for the oil and gas sector, said the sources.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

  • The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.