Shoura Council denounces UN allegations against Arab coalition in Yemen

Updated 06 June 2016

Shoura Council denounces UN allegations against Arab coalition in Yemen

RIYADH: The Shoura Council denounced Monday the contents of a report issued by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, accusing the Arab coalition to have committed human rights breaches against children in Yemen.
In a statement, read to reporters by Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Amro, the Shoura Council said such accusations by the UN based on unconfirmed information come at a time the UN has failed to enforce several resolutions issued against the Houthi coup and forces loyal to deposed President Ali Saleh in Yemen.
The Shoura Council called on the United Nations to reconsider and change its position and urged it to try to get information from official sources, either from the legitimate government, led by President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, or the Arab coalition command.
The statement also regrets the paralyzed situation of the United Nations that reflects its complete failure to obtain information from reliable sources and find the facts with professionalism and objectivity, noting that the situation in Yemen today undoubtedly shows that the side attacking and killing children, besieging the cities, starving the people and shelling the hospitals is that of Houthi militias who usurped power in the capital, Sanaa.
Finally, the Shoura Council reiterated its confidence in the Arab coalition command, appreciating their sacrifice to restore the legitimacy and salvage the oppressed people in Yemen and expressed support for the legitimate government of President Hadi to restore sovereignty and control over all parts of Yemen.

Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

Updated 24 July 2019

Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia


MOSCOW: The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, an honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the Islamic world and Russia.

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the institute, who represents one of the most well-known academic institutions in the world over the past 200 years, talked about Al-Issa’s career, noting that he has contributed to the promotion of cultural rapprochement among nations through his visits to countries and his connections with different cultures and religions.

Naumkin said that the principles of moderation adopted by the MWL and its secretary-general contributed to the establishment of security in the world, noting that these principles addressed extremism and violence.

The honorary doctorate was given to Al-Issa for his services in the development of Islamic jurisprudence and improving official and popular relations between Russia and the Islamic world, he said.

The MWL secretary-general said that he was proud to receive the honorary doctorate from an institute that is well-known for its dedication and neutrality.

He also praised the Russian Federation’s care for Arab and Islamic culture and its keenness to communicate with the Muslim world, learn its language and understand its culture.

Al-Issa considered the award to be motivation to work on promoting cultural communication and exchange between the Islamic world and Russia.

He said that the institute has contributed to changing the stereotype of Orientalism in the Muslim world and has encouraged cultural communication between nations and peoples.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Russian presidency, the Duma and the Senate, as well as high-ranking diplomats, senior academics of Orientalism, religious leaders and a group of researchers and students.