Badawi case: KSA rejects allegations

Updated 08 March 2015

Badawi case: KSA rejects allegations

The Kingdom has expressed its dismay at some international media outlets that are making provocative reports and statements regarding the verdict against Raif Badawi, a Saudi citizen and a blogger who was accused of committing crimes against his country.
The Kingdom rejects allegations that have been launched against the country in recent weeks, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the local media. Saudi Arabia is saddened at the way some foreign media agencies are attacking its legal system, said the source.
The Kingdom does not accept any interference in its internal affairs, added the ministry source.
The source also stressed that all legal cases are handled without “any discrimination or exceptions.”
Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries to uphold human rights and honor all international charters that conform with the Shariah law, the source pointed out.
But Saudi Arabia cannot allow anyone to violate its statutes and its constitution based on the Islamic Law, said the source.
From the government’s perspective, the source said, the Kingdom’s open stance on human rights has been used by some international agencies and media outlets to serve certain political motives.


OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

Updated 32 min 22 sec ago

OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

  • The aid parcels contain disposable medical masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel

RIYADH: Emergency medical aid organized under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has arrived at Kabul International Airport, ready to be delivered to the Afghan ministries of foreign affairs and public health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aid parcels containing disposable medical masks, specialized N95 hospital masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel were handed over to the Afghan authorities in presence of OIC’s Resident Representative in Kabul. 
Meanwhile the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), a subsidiary OIC institution aimed at supporting the least developed member states in their response to the pandemic, especially in the health sector, has also delivered a first tranche of emergency financial assistance to Afghanistan.