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.


Thousands in Egypt attacked by stray dogs: Ministry

In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, stray dogs rest in front of the Pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. (AP)
Updated 17 June 2019
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Thousands in Egypt attacked by stray dogs: Ministry

  • Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad has said the ministry is ready to address the crisis of stray dogs

CAIRO: There have been 6,241 cases of people being hospitalized after being attacked by stray dogs in Egypt’s Menoufia governorate during the past four months, the Ministry of Health and Population said in a report.
Ahmed Kamel, one of those injured, said the dogs are everywhere, but no action has been taken by the authorities despite complaints from residents.
“We fear street dogs for our children. They’re attacking us ferociously. A dog attacked me after I left my house,” he added.
“I defended myself and tried to hit him with a stone, but he sank his teeth into my feet. I had to go to the health center and they gave me a vaccine.”
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad has said the ministry is ready to address the crisis of stray dogs.
Meanwhile, a report by the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Directorate of Health Affairs in Menoufia revealed that 759 people have been hospitalized due to rat bites so far this year.
Dr. Hassan Shafiq, deputy head of the Egyptian Veterinary Service, said rat bites can transmit deadly diseases.
Rats “live next to ponds, marshes and plantations, and feed mainly on … grains, fruits and vegetables, so they are often responsible for crop damage,” he added.