Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from Malaysia over bird flu fears

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture issued a temporary ban on importing living birds from Malaysia. (File photo / AFP)
Updated 03 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia bans poultry imports from Malaysia over bird flu fears

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture issued a temporary ban on importing living birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Malaysia.
Head of the General Livestock Risk Assessment Department, Sanad Al-Harby, said the measure is to follow up on the state of veterinary health in countries around the world.
The measure is also intended to study the warning letter issued by the World Organization for Animal Health, which states the emergence of bird flu or avian influenza cases in Malaysia.
The step was a precautionary measure to avoid the spillover of the disease to the Kingdom.


Saudi cabinet says disruptions of maritime traffic violate international law

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Saudi cabinet says disruptions of maritime traffic violate international law

DUBAI: The Saudi cabinet said that any disruption of international maritime traffic would be considered a violation of international law, state media reported on Tuesday.
The cabinet said Iran’s seizure of a British tanker in the Gulf was a violation of international law.