Five Saudi soldiers martyred

Updated 14 September 2015
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Five Saudi soldiers martyred

JEDDAH: Five Saudi soldiers laid down their lives defending the Kingdom on Jazan border with Yemen, armed forces headquarters announced late on Sunday.
Yemen’s internationally recognized president will not participate in UN-brokered talks later this week with Iran-backed Shiite rebels, his office said Sunday.
The statement said there would be no talks with the Houthis, unless they accept a UN resolution that obliges them to withdraw from areas they seized and surrender weapons taken from state institutions.
The announcement came as President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government is making preparations to return to the port city of Aden at the end of this month following the Eid Al-Adha holiday, two senior Yemeni government officials told AP.
Also Sunday, a delegation of anti-rebel militia leaders from Aden traveled to Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the request of the Hadi government to meet Yemeni and coalition officials, said anti-rebel militia leader Adeeb Al-Eisy.
Meanwhile, Hadi forces have started a military operation aimed at retaking the central Yemeni province of Maarib from the Houthis, according to Al Arabiya News Channel.
Popular Resistance units, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, started the operation early Sunday with the help of the Yemeni Army.


Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

MWL Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa with Ahmed Al-Abadi, secretary-general of Mohammadian League of Scholars. SPA
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Muslim World League joins Moroccan league in fight against extremism

  • Cultural communication generates understanding among nations
  • The conference discussed interventions on deconstructing the extremist discourse

JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) has joined Morocco’s Mohammadian League of Scholars in a joint program to encourage enlightened Islamic speech and combat extremism.
A research and data sharing agreement between the two organizations was signed during a visit by Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, MWL secretary-general, to the league headquarters in Rabat, where he met with Ahmed Al-Abadi, the organization’s leader.
Along with information sharing, the agreement includes joint scientific research and publishing initiatives, and invitations to take part in conferences, panel discussions, cultural programs, and joint training programs and workshops.
A committee from both organizations will decide on an annual executive program to identify joint projects.
The agreement follows an international conference hosted by MWL with the Mohammadian League of Scholars under the theme “Deconstruction of Extremist Discourse.”
Leading thinkers and researchers from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria took part in the two-day conference early this month in Rabat.
The conference discussed interventions on deconstructing the extremist discourse, the intellectual ideas of extremists and their rebuttal, sectarian extremism and strategies to prevent the spread of extremism.
Earlier, Al-Issa said that cultural communication generates understanding among nations … and this leads to the alliance of civilizations.
He said extremism was a general and comprehensive concept, and to attribute it only to Islam was false since it also had intellectual, political and racial aspects.