Two Holy Mosques appoint 41 women in leadership positions in Saudi Arabia

An aerial view shows the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah. (File Photo / AFP)
Updated 11 September 2018
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Two Holy Mosques appoint 41 women in leadership positions in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, has appointed 41 women in leadership positions.
The Presidency said in a statement that the appointments came from Al-Sudais’ “keenness to keep up with the Vision 2030 of our country and to work on implementing and benefiting from it, as Muslim women are an important pillar and send a fundamental message in achieving this vision, in light of what is required by public interest”.
Al-Sudais also stressed that the presidency works to ensure that Muslim women are a constructive and active factor in developing the services offered by the Two Holy Mosques by providing wider practical areas and opening wider horizons that would achieve progress, development and prosperity in accordance with Sharia (Islamic law) regulations.


Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.