Iraqi parliamentarian delegation in Saudi Arabia

Updated 15 November 2017
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Iraqi parliamentarian delegation in Saudi Arabia

BAGHDAD: A senior Iraqi parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia in the context of rapprochement between Riyadh and Baghdad.

The delegation is expected to meet King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.

The delegation will also hold meetings with Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh, the chairman of the Shoura Council, and members of the council.

The head of the Iraq-Saudi Friendship Committee stressed that the visit will witness the announcement about the formation of this committee which aims to enhance cooperation between representatives of the two nations, facilitate the work of governments, and set up agreements serving the interests of both countries.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.