MWL chief receives Islamic scholars from Iraq

The secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, with Sheikh Ahmed Hassan Al-Taha, president of Iraqi Jurisprudence Council, in Makkah. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 29 December 2018
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MWL chief receives Islamic scholars from Iraq

  • They discussed efforts to improve national unity as well as ways to combat extremist tendencies and dangers of exclusion

MAKKAH: A delegation of Islamic scholars from Iraq headed by the president of Iraqi Jurisprudence Council, Sheikh Ahmed Hassan Al-Taha, called on the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, in Makkah.

The Iraqi scholars lauded the MWL for organizing the Islamic Unity Conference in Makkah.

They highlighted the importance of the conference and the role it played in discussing ways of tackling extremist tendencies, dangers of exclusion and promotion of national unity.

The recently concluded conference brought together more than 1,200 Islamic scholars and academics of different schools of thought from 127 countries.

The Iraqi delegation stressed the need to forge unity among the ranks of Muslims and to respect differences of opinion and cooperate to achieve common goals. 

They also said they would not allow any force to drive a wedge between Muslims or to harm the sovereignty of any nation state. 

The Iraqi scholars look forward to convening a similar conference in Iraq to promote the true values of Islam. They also warned against the threats posed by extremist groups like Daesh. 


Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

Updated 20 June 2019
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Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

  • Saudi officials are working to identify the missile
  • The Houthi militants claimed the attack

DUBAI: A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Military and security organs were working to identify the type of rocket that was fired, Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said in the report.
The Houthi militants claimed responsibility for the attack through their media channels.
The attack constitutes a war crime, as it targets civilian facilities, and shows that Iran is supplying new weaponry for the militants, Al-Maliki said, adding that the Houthis continue to use Hodeidah port to smuggle arms and endanger regional and international peace.
The Arab coalition would take immediate action to protect civilians against the Houthi attacks, Al-Maliki said.