Tanzanian conjoined twins separated in Riyadh

The decision to go ahead and operate was taken after a meeting chaired by team leader Dr. Al-Rabeeah. (SPA)
Updated 25 December 2018
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Tanzanian conjoined twins separated in Riyadh

  • The procedure made Anishia and Milanese the 48th set of conjoined twins to be separated in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The separation surgery of Tanzanian conjoined twins Anishia and Milanese has been successful, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and an adviser to the royal court.
The procedure was carried out at the King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital in King Abdul Aziz Medical City in Riyadh on Sunday.
The decision to go ahead and operate was taken after a meeting chaired by team leader Dr. Al-Rabeeah. It followed extensive examination of the twins, and of their suitability for the procedure. He thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their humanitarian initiative and wished his team every success for the operation.
The procedure made Anishia and Milanese the 48th set of conjoined twins to be separated in the Kingdom. Their mother has been with the twins in Riyadh since before their operation.


Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

Updated 7 min 16 sec ago
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Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

  • Talking to Asharq Al Awsat, Mohammad Bin Salman says Kingdom doesn’t seek war but will defend itself against threats 
  • Says killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “painful crime” and that strategic ties with US are key to regional stability 

JEDDAH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday said Saudi Arabia does not seek war but will also not shy away from confronting any threats.

He called for a decisive international position against Iran and said the regime in Tehran didn’t even respect the presence of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe when it attacked two tankers, one of them carrying the Japanese flag. 

The crown prince’s comments came in an interview with Arab News’ sister publication Asharq Al Awsat.

The heir to the Saudi throne said the Kingdom will continue to support Sudan and wishes nothing but good for Yemen. However, Saudi Arabia would never accept having a militia serving the Iranian agenda at its border, he said. 

He also described the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “very painful crime.” He added that the Kingdom seeks to achieve full justice and accountability. 

As for the Aramco IPO, the crown prince says it is expected to occur at some time between 2020 and the beginning of 2021. 

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