Eritrea junks Iran lies on Yemen war

Updated 09 September 2016
0

Eritrea junks Iran lies on Yemen war

RIYADH: The Eritrean Embassy in Riyadh has rejected a report by Iran’s Fars News Agency (FNA) that 5,000 terrorists from organizations like Al-Qaeda were being trained in Eritrea to fight against the Houthi rebels.
“The FNA report that the militants, belonging to a number of terror organizations, were transferred from Aden port to Eritrea’s Assab port for military training is false,” the embassy said in a statement on Thursday.
Quoting its Foreign Ministry, the embassy said the allegation represents a “preposterous lie peddled for some ulterior motives.”
The FNA alleged that the terrorists, some of whom are from Al-Qaeda, would be dispatched to places like Najran and Jazan to fight against the Houthis and prevent their further advances into southern Saudi Arabia. The embassy said Eritrea has been at the forefront in the fight against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.


King Salman receives chairman of UAE Ifta Council

Updated 10 min 2 sec ago
0

King Salman receives chairman of UAE Ifta Council

  • Ways to foster religious moderation reviewed

RIYADH: The president of the UAE Ifta Council, Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, along with other members of the council on Sunday called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The UAE Ifta Council chief conveyed the greetings of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to the king. 

During the meeting, they reviewed ways to serve the cause of Islam and contribute to spreading moderation. They also discussed other issues of mutual interest.

The secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, State Minister and Cabinet member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban and Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf were also present during the meeting.