Saudi Arabia’s role to defuse crisis in Muslim world praised

Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh is on an official visit to Pakistan. (SPA)
Updated 25 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s role to defuse crisis in Muslim world praised

  • Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani made these remarks during a joint discussion session held by Sanjrani and Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh

RIYADH: The chairman of Pakistan’s Senate on Wednesday praised Saudi Arabia’s central role in defusing crises in the Muslim world. 

Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani made these remarks during a joint discussion session held by Sanjrani and Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, who is on an official visit to Pakistan.  The session was held in Islamabad in the presence of Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Saudi ambassador to Pakistan.

Al-Asheikh expressed his happiness about his current visit, and his meetings with Senate members. “There are strong ties between the Kingdom and Pakistan, exemplified by Islamic brotherhood to unite when faced with challenges.” 


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.