Saudi-led coalition to investigate Yemen bus attack

The Saudi-led coalition said the results of the investigation would be reported back as soon as possible. (File photo / SPA)
Updated 10 August 2018
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Saudi-led coalition to investigate Yemen bus attack

JEDDAH: The Saudi-led coalition announced on Friday it is investigating an attack on a passenger bus in Yemen.
The International Committee for the Red Cross said at least 29 children were killed and dozens more injured when the bus was hit in Saada province on Thursday.
“The leadership of the coalition has ordered the immediate opening of an investigation to assess the events, clarify their circumstances and announce the results as soon as possible,” a senior coalition official said.
The official affirmed the coalition’s constant commitment to investigate all incidents involving allegations of wrongdoing, violations of international law, holding perpetrators accountable and assisting victims.
He also stressed the coalition’s keenness to make every effort to maintain the safety of civilians
The United Nations chief and the US State Department both called for the strike in Dahyan market to be investigated.
Meanwhile, UN chief Antonio Guterres called for an independent investigation of the raid in Dahyan, a town in the Houthis’ home province of Saada.
The UN Security Council on Friday also called for a “credible and transparent” investigation after receiving a closed-door briefing on the strike by a senior UN official.


King Salman welcomes Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Jeddah

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King Salman welcomes Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Jeddah

JEDDAH: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met with King Salman on Wednesday as part of his first state visit overseas.

During the talks, they reviewed the close relations between their two countries, the prospects for their development and strengthening in various fields, as well as the latest regional developments, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The meeting was attended by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the King, Prince of Makkah Region, Prince Mansour bin Mteb bin Abdulaziz and a number of other officials from both countries.

Khan arrived in the Kingdom on Tuesday for a visit expected to focus on bilateral ties, regional security and Pakistan's economic situation.

Earlier, the prime minister was received by the King at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah before the a luncheon was held in his honor.

He then met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who congratulated him on his election as prime minister.

"They reviewed the historical relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to enhance them," SPA said.

 

In an interview with Al Arabiya aired on Wednesday, Khan said Pakistan would always stand by Saudi Arabia, and that anyone who comes into power in the country would visit the Kingdom first.

“Saudi Arabia came to Pakistan's aid when it needed it," Khan said. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Khan performed Umrah in Makkah.

He then held a series of meetings, including with the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih on Wednesday.

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Khan received Al-Falih at his residence in Jeddah to discuss ways of cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

He also held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen

Khan, whose Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the July elections, is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other senior members of his cabinet.

On Tuesday, the former cricketer visited Madinah where he prayed at the Prophet's Mosque.