Daesh-claimed Riyadh blast damages cars; no injuries

Updated 09 February 2016
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Daesh-claimed Riyadh blast damages cars; no injuries

RIYADH: An explosion damaged several cars in a residential area on Monday, SPA reported, an incident the Daesh terrorist group said was caused by a bomb one of its members had affixed to a vehicle. There were no injuries. A police spokesman said a citizen had reported at 8:40 a.m. that his car had been damaged by a blast while parked in front of his house in Al-Aziziya district, according to SPA. There were no injuries. Some nearby vehicles also were damaged. The spokesman said that bomb experts are still investigating the case. In a statement released on the Telegram social messaging platform, Daesh’s Amaq news agency said the blast was caused by a “sticky bomb” attached to the vehicle of a member of the Saudi armed forces, the SITE monitoring service reported. The Kingdom in 2014 declared Daesh a terrorist organization and has detained hundreds of its supporters. The group, which controls territory in Iraq and Syria, has staged a series of attacks in the country.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.