IISJ bids farewell to school observer

Updated 12 December 2015
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IISJ bids farewell to school observer

JEDDAH: International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ) recently hosted a farewell function for Mohammed Raghib Qureshi, the head of chancery and education and observer of International Indian Schools, Western Region.
The farewell ceremony started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur'an by Abdul Khaleeq, managing committee member.
Qureshi’s services to the schools and the community were praised by all the speakers during the event. They recounted the extraordinary situations where Qureshi helped the institutions and organizations to sail through challenges.
On behalf of the school, Principal Syed Masood Ahmed and Vice Principal of the girls’ section Farhadunnisa acknowledged Qureshi’s support to the IISJ in particular, throughout his tenure.
Managing Committee Chairman Abdul Raziq Abdul Wahid expressed his appreciation for Qureshi’s guidance.
Qureshi expressed his views, recounting his association with the school for more than three years.
Speaking about his experience and his journey as the school observer, he expressed his natural inclination toward education, and that he considers it to be very close to his heart.
Mentioning the achievements during his tenure, Qureshi appreciated the managing committee for its efforts in working toward the expansion of the school and having succeeded in upgrading the classrooms into smart rooms.


Investigation into alleged mistakes in Yemen find coalition forces acted properly

Updated 17 January 2019
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Investigation into alleged mistakes in Yemen find coalition forces acted properly

JEDDAH: The Joint Incident Assessment Team in Yemen (JIAT) has investigated four allegations made by international governmental and non-governmental organizations and media about mistakes made by coalition forces while carrying out military operations inside Yemen.
JIAT spokesman Mansour Al-Mansour said that the team concluded that the procedures followed by the coalition forces were proper and safe, taking into consideration the rules of engagement, international humanitarian law and the coalition’s own rules.
Team members visited a number of cities in Yemen, including Aden, Lahj and Khor Maksar, during the investigation and spoke to witnesses, victims and their families to gather evidence and establish the facts.
In one of the incidents that was investigated, coalition warship fired on and destroyed a craft in the waters off the Yemeni port of Al-Khokha in September. Al-Mansour said that after examining documents and evidence JIAT had concluded that an alliance ship was escorting and protecting a flotilla of three Saudi merchant ships when, in an area off the port of Al-Khokha, a boat was spotted approaching the convoy at a high speed from the direction of the Yemeni coast.
The escort ship followed the accepted rules of engagement by repeatedly warning the unidentified vessel, using loudspeakers, not to come any closer. When these went unheeded, warning shots were fired but the boat continued to approach.
“On reaching an area that represented a threat to the convoy, the protection ship tackled the boat according to the rules of engagement and targeted it, resulting in an explosion on the boat,” said Al-Mansour. “The protection ship continued escorting the convoy. After the escort task was completed, the protection ship returned to the site of the targeted boat to carry out a search-and-rescue operation for the crew of the target boat but no one was found.”