Resolving Palestinian issue vital to world stability: Saudi Shoura Council speaker

Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh speaks at the 14th session of the Conference of the Union of Councils of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries in Rabat. SPA
Updated 15 March 2019
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Resolving Palestinian issue vital to world stability: Saudi Shoura Council speaker

  • OIC urged to step up efforts to fight terrorism and its Iranian backers

RIYADH: The Saudi Shoura Council speaker pledged the Kingdom’s commitment to resolving the Palestinian issue which was vital to securing Middle Eastern and world stability.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh told delegates at the Conference of the Union of Councils of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries that Saudi Arabia stood firm in rejecting any call to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation forces.

In a wide-ranging address to the 14th session of the conference, being held in the Moroccan capital Rabat, Al-Asheikh also called for concerted efforts to confront terrorism and its supporters, particularly Iran.

And he stressed the importance of Islamic states and the international community working together to find political solutions to the crises in Syria and Yemen.

The speaker affirmed that by using its global Islamic, political and economic clout, the Kingdom was keen to support its brotherly countries in eliminating injustices wherever they existed in the world.

Al-Asheikh told council heads that the Palestinian issue was at the top of the Kingdom’s agenda.

Al-Asheikh renewed the Kingdom’s support for Yemen and all efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis there.


Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel.