Palestinian baby Haneen ‘stable’ after separation surgery in Saudi Arabia

Haneen lies on a bed after she was separated from her sister Farah, at King Abdullah Specialist Children hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 9, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 12 January 2018
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Palestinian baby Haneen ‘stable’ after separation surgery in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The condition of the Palestinian girl Haneen, who underwent successful separation surgery from her twin four days ago, is now stable.
The surgery was conducted following the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last Sunday at the King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital in Riyadh.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), who was head of the medical and surgical team for the separation surgery said that all medical indicators were stable and the girl had started to breathe well on her own, meaning she no longer needed the assistance of a ventilator.
“Haneen has begun to react normally, and there are no negative indicators. Haneen is expected to stay in the children’s intensive care unit for several days until her health stabilizes and then be transferred to the children’s ward for medical rehabilitation,” Al-Rabeeah said.


Saudi foreign minister meets with Indonesian counterpart

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Saudi foreign minister meets with Indonesian counterpart

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, met on Tuesday with his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, in the capital Jakarta.
During the meeting, the pair discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them in various fields, in addition to matters of mutual interest and the top regional and international developments.
The meeting was attended by the director general of the foreign minister’s office, Ambassador Khalid bin Musaed Al-Anqari, and the Saudi ambassador to Indonesia, Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi.
Al-Jubeir also headed the Saudi delegation at the 10th ministerial meeting of the Saudi-Indonesian Joint Committee, which was also held in Jakarta, while Marsudi headed the Indonesian side.
The meeting discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries and witnessed the signing of several agreement during the committee’s 10th meeting.
After that, Al-Jubeir held a joint press conference with his Indonesian counterpart and highlighted the strong relations between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
The Saudi foreign minister emphasized that King Salman pays great attention to the tragic incident that claimed the life of citizen Jamal Khashoggi.
“When King Salman learned about the incident, he immediately communicated with the president of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and gave his order to dispatch a Saudi team to Turkey to investigate the case and find the truth about what happened,” he said.
He added that King Salman directed the attorney-general ten days ago to investigate the case, reveal its circumstances, and discover what occured.
Al-Jubeir pointed out that King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are closely following the developments of the Khashoggi case and are keen to reveal all the relevant facts in order to hold those involved accountable.