Saudi crown prince facilitates treatment of Palestinian conjoined twins in Riyadh

Palestinian conjoined twins lie in an incubator at the nursery on October 22, 2017 at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. (AFP / MAHMUD HAMS)
Updated 27 October 2017
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Saudi crown prince facilitates treatment of Palestinian conjoined twins in Riyadh

JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has directed health authorities to transfer Palestinian Siamese twins Haneen and Farah from Gaza to King Abdul Aziz Medical City of the National Guard in Riyadh for treatment and the possibility of separating them.
Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), said that this humanitarian gesture from the crown prince comes as an extension of the great humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the Kingdom, and stresses the desire of King Salman to stand with the Palestinian people.
He pointed out that the twins, who are joined in the abdominal and pelvic region, have one lower limb and share some internal organs. He added that they need accurate medical tests to ascertain the joint organs and the possibility of separating them.
The twins were born in Gaza on Sunday.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.