Saudi General Security Aviation Command joins effort to help Yemeni storm victims

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A man holds an umbrella as he takes shelter from rain brought by Cyclone Luban in Salalah, Oman, in this October 13, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
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Streets and homes are flooded in the aftermath of the landfall of Cyclone Luban in eastern Yemen where residents ask government officials for help. (AFP)
Updated 20 October 2018

Saudi General Security Aviation Command joins effort to help Yemeni storm victims

  • Luban affected Yemeni families living along the coastal areas of Mahrah province

JEDDAH: The General Security Aviation Command has joined the Saudi efforts to help Yemeni people affected by tropical storm Luban, which hit several parts of Mahra. It has carried out rescue missions, helped to search for missing persons and undertaken medical evacuations, as well as transporting and delivering relief supplies.
Officials confirmed the participation of the aviation command as part of the humanitarian efforts by the Arab coalition to provide aid and relief to Mahra province.
A number of advanced aircraft are part of the effort. They are equipped with high-tech communications systems.

Muslim World League signs deal with Moscow to promote interfaith dialogue

Updated 22 April 2019

Muslim World League signs deal with Moscow to promote interfaith dialogue

  • Al-Issa lauds Russian model of national harmony and coexistence
  • Al-Issa also met with Speaker of the Russian Parliament last month

MOSCOW: The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa held a meeting with the president of the Russian People’s Council, Sergei Ordzhonikidze, and other council members, where they discussed issues of common interest.

They looked into means of boosting cooperation between Russia and the Muslim world, supporting positive national integration programs and countering extremist speeches and Islamophobia.

Al-Issa lauded the Russian model of national harmony and coexistence, while Ordzhonikidze presented Al-Issa with a copy of the council’s yearly report.

At the meeting the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share their experiences in the fight against extremist ideologies, the promotion of interreligious dialogue and coexistence and the implementation of joint projects to achieve shared goals. They also stressed the pure and peaceful values of Islam and rejected all forms of extremism and Islamophobia.

The meeting was attended by the Russian deputy chairman of the Committee for the Development of Agriculture, Aygun Memedov, the chairman of the Committee on the Normalization of Relations Between Nationalities and Religions, Sheikh Albert Karganov, the Mufti of Moscow and the Khanti-Mansisk Region in Siberia Sheikh Tahir Samatov.

Last month, Al-Issa met with Speaker of the Russian Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin. They discussed subjects related to promoting and supporting dialogue among followers of different religions and civilizations, activating cultural contacts and exchanges between the Muslim world and Russia.

Al-Issa signed a cooperation agreement between the MWL and Moscow’s Fund for Islamic Culture, Science and Education. The agreement focused on tackling extremism and promoting tolerance. The agreement stressed the need for cooperation in the fight against extremism, intolerance, aggression and hostility among religions, races and ideologies that could lead to terrorism.

Both parties agreed to exchange information on the activities of scientific centers, cultural forums and websites.