Tanzanian conjoined twins arrive in Riyadh

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Conjoined twins, Anisia and Melnis from Tasmania arrived at King Khalid International Airport today with their mother and a medical team. (SPA)
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Conjoined twins, Anisia and Melnis from Tasmania arrived at King Khalid International Airport today with their mother and a medical team. (SPA)
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Conjoined twins, Anisia and Melnis from Tasmania arrived at King Khalid International Airport today with their mother and a medical team. (SPA)
Updated 10 July 2018
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Tanzanian conjoined twins arrive in Riyadh

JEDDAH: Conjoined twins, Anisia and Melnis from Tasmania arrived at King Khalid International Airport today with their mother and a medical team, as part of humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the Kingdom.
The twin girls were attended by the national guards in Riyadh, in coordination with King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, which will supervise their treatment and investigate whether is is possible to separate them.
The twins, who are nearly six months old, are joined at the thorax, abdomen and pelvis and share three lower limbs.
They are currently in a stable condition. The twins traveled to Saudi Arabia for treatment at the Kingdom’s expense.
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, praised the humanitarian gesture.


Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

  • The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting
  • Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as part of US President Donald Trump’s long–awaited Israel–Palestine peace plan. 

The Peace to Prosperity conference, to be hosted on June 25–26 in cooperation with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders, who want their political demands met by any proposed solution to the conflict.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting.

The Saudi minister of economy and planning, Mohammed bin Majid Al–Tuwaijri, will attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Abu Dhabi would also send a delegation.

The Palestinian Authority has boycotted American peace efforts since late 2017, when Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognized the latter as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

But Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands, which include affirming East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, the right of return for refugees, and a freeze on Israeli settlement construction.