KSA, US sign deal on combating human trafficking

President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia, Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban delivers a speech before the UN Human Rights Council as the during the Universal Periodic Review on November 5, 2018 in Geneva. (AFP)
Updated 20 November 2018
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KSA, US sign deal on combating human trafficking

  • Al-Aiban praised the constructive cooperation with the United States

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the Human Rights Commission, signed in Riyadh a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in the US Department of State.
The MoU was co-signed by the President of the Saudi Human Rights Commission Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban and Ambassador-at-Large John Cotton Richmond.
Al-Aiban praised the constructive cooperation with the US, stressing the Kingdom’s keenness and continuous efforts to expand international cooperation in combating this crime.
The MoU also aims to strengthen national capacities by providing expertise and technical consultations in the field of combating people-trafficking crimes and developing the capabilities of the workers.


Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

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Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

  • 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah
  • Al-Maliki: Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen said on Monday it is continuing its duty to prevent the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from threatening international shipping.
However, speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki also said the threat of international navigation is the responsibility of the international community
Col. Al-Maliki added that 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah.
He also said that the Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law by targeting civilians and civilian sites, which have escalated to war crimes.
“The coalition is protecting the Yemeni citizens at the request of the legitimate government in Yemen and we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people,” Al-Maliki added.
He also shed light on the coalition’s attacks on legitimate military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is under the control of the terrorist militia.