Muslim World League congratulates Saudi King on naming new crown prince

Sheikh Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Makkah-based Muslim World League. (Photo courtesy: MWL)
Updated 21 June 2017
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Muslim World League congratulates Saudi King on naming new crown prince

JEDDAH: The Muslim World League congratulated King Salman on the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince and vice chairman of the Council of Ministers, while continuing in his role as defense minister.
Sheikh Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Makkah-based Muslim World League, described the appointment of the new crown prince as successful and promising given the national and international prestige Mohammed bin Salman enjoys.
 In a statement issued Wednesday, Issa said Prince Mohammed bin Salman had always served his religion first, and his country, king and nation second. 
 Al-Issa hailed the crown prince’s “historic positions and achievements” in carrying out his tasks and responsibilities through his distinguished and valued presence in the national, Islamic, and international spheres.
 “The achievements of His Highness are an important addition, which translates the size of the leadership merit of this selection and appointment, which was carried out in accordance with successful procedural arrangements,” he said, adding that Saudi Arabia enjoys a further consolidation of its leading Islamic role and its distinguished international presence.
 Dr. Al-Issa explained that the responsibilities entrusted to Prince Mohammed bin Salman had an important and pivotal role in this consolidation. 
 According to Al-Issa, Mohammed bin Salman’s international communication had a prominent impact, which has been broadly witnessed through his efficiency as a leader and his positive performance on the political system, which benefited the Islamic nation, as well as his successful impact in the economic and development affairs.


Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

Updated 51 min 27 sec ago
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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.