Grand mufti backs police action

Updated 23 November 2013
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Grand mufti backs police action

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has defended the measures taken by security forces to maintain law and order after groups of undocumented foreign workers rioted in Riyadh and Jeddah.
“Providing shelter to illegals reflects the weak faith of a person,” the mufti said while delivering his Friday sermon. “Nobody should be allowed to create chaos and engage in criminal activity,” he said.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz highlighted the good things that Saudi Arabia has been doing to foreign workers. “Millions of foreigners have been living in the Kingdom peacefully. Their life, honor and wealth are protected. No taxes are imposed and they are allowed to transfer whatever amount they want to their home countries,” he said.


Sudan’s transitional council vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran threat

Updated 23 min 9 sec ago
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Sudan’s transitional council vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran threat

  • Himeidti said the military council would continue deploying Sudanese troops to Yemen as part of the Arab coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthis
  • It was Dagalo's first international trip since Sudan’s army generals took power after they backed protesters in ousting longtime-leader Omar Al-Bashir last month

KHARTOUM: A top Sudanese general has vowed to back Saudi Arabia against “all threats and attacks” from Iran, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief of Sudan’s new Transitional Military Council, made the comments during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah.
“Sudan is standing with the Kingdom against all threats and attacks from Iran and Houthi militias,” Dagalo, widely known as Himeidti, told the crown prince during their meeting, the council said in a statement.
Himeidti also said the military council would continue deploying Sudanese troops to Yemen as part of the Arab coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthis.
It was Dagalo's first international trip since Sudan’s army generals took power after they backed protesters in ousting longtime-leader Omar Al-Bashir last month.
The statement, the council's first major foreign policy announcement, amounted to a continuation of the deposed leader's policy.