GCC foreign ministers discuss preparations for upcoming summit with US president in Riyadh

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers hold talks at 143rd session of the Ministerial Council of the GCC countries on Wednesday in Riyadh.
Updated 18 May 2017
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GCC foreign ministers discuss preparations for upcoming summit with US president in Riyadh

RIYADH: GCC foreign ministers participated in the 143rd session of the Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on Wednesday.
Ministers discussed the ongoing preparations for the consultative meeting of the leaders of the GCC countries, the Arab Gulf Summit and the Arab-Islamic-US Summit to be hosted in Riyadh on Sunday during the visit of US President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia.
The Ministers also reviewed a number of reports regarding implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Council, memos and reports submitted by the Ministerial committees and the GCC secretariat, and topics related to strategic dialogues between GCC countries and a number of other countries and the global blocs.
They also discussed the latest regional and international developments, and efforts to strengthen international counter-terrorism efforts.


Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

Updated 22 April 2018
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Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

  • KSRelief has carried out more than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen
  • Yemeni government bewails world silence on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia 

JEDDAH: King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center (KSRelief) has distributed 2,000 bags of wheat to displaced people from the western coast of Hodeida governorate to Aden as part of welfare operations in Yemen.
Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Higher Relief Committee chairman Abdul Raqeeb Fatah said KSRelief was seen as a beacon for humanitarian work.
More than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen.
The Yemeni government condemned the silence of the UN and the international community on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia against people in the Al-Hima area of Taiz governorate.
Rebels had continued indiscriminate shelling of Hima’s villages, forcing people from their homes, Fatah said. Fatah said the militia’s crimes in Taiz districts were contrary to international law. He called on the global community and humanitarian organizations to take a firm position on all Houthi crimes.
Yesterday, KSRelief distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.