Arab coalition member state officials review efforts to ease Yemeni suffering caused by Houthis

The Ambassadors of the member states of the Saudi-led Arab coalition met in Tunisia on to review efforts to ease the suffering of Yemeni people. (SPA)
Updated 13 September 2018
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Arab coalition member state officials review efforts to ease Yemeni suffering caused by Houthis

The ambassadors of the member states of the Saudi-led Arab coalition met in Tunisia on Thursday to review efforts to ease the suffering of Yemeni people due to the criminal practices carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

The ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Sudan and Jordan met with General Director of the Political, Economic Affairs and Cooperation of the Arab World at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, M.Mahmoud Khemiri, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting, Khemiri stressed the need for the coalition countries to provide full technical support to the Yemeni government to monitor violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

The meeting was a continuation of coordination efforts and joint action among the coalition countries to support the internationally recognized government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.


Security tops agenda as Iraqi PM visits Egypt in first foreign trip

Updated 23 March 2019
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Security tops agenda as Iraqi PM visits Egypt in first foreign trip

  • After meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Abdul Mahdi highlighted “the importance of drying up the sources of terrorism”
  • The visit to Egypt is Abdul Mahdi’s first trip abroad since taking office in October

CAIRO: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought Egypt’s support for efforts to tackle extremist militants in the region during a visit to Cairo on Saturday, his first trip abroad since taking office in October.
After meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Abdul Mahdi highlighted “the importance of drying up the sources of terrorism” and said “cooperation between Egypt and Iraq will be essential for this matter,” according to an official statement.
His comments came as US-backed forces said they had captured Daesh’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz, ending its territorial rule over a self-proclaimed caliphate straddling Syria and Iraq after years of fighting.
Though the defeat ends the group’s grip over the extremist quasi-state that it declared in 2014, it remains a threat.
Some Daesh fighters still hold out in Syria’s remote central desert and in Iraqi cities they have slipped into the shadows, staging sudden shootings or kidnappings and awaiting a chance to rise again.
The United States thinks the group’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is in Iraq.
Defeating militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and restoring security after years of unrest has been a key promise of El-Sisi, the general-turned-president who came to power a year after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Mursi in 2013.
Egypt has fought an insurgency waged by a Daesh affiliate in North Sinai since 2013. Hundreds of members of the security forces have been killed.