Egyptian victim of Houthi missile attack in Riyadh a poor driver and father of 2

People check the damage created by debris, after ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi militia, fell at a house in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday. (REUTERS)
Updated 27 March 2018

Egyptian victim of Houthi missile attack in Riyadh a poor driver and father of 2

JEDDAH: Abdelmontaleb Ahmed Hussin Ali, 38, a driver and father of two, died in a missile attack that struck his home in Riyadh on Sunday.
The driver moved to the Kingdom about a year and a half ago, hoping for a better life. Many tweeted posts expressing their support and praying for the dead man and his family.
@iheeeem tweeted: “He is one of us, we send our condolences to our brothers in Egypt and we ask Allah the greatest to accept him as one of the martyrs and ask him to bring peace and patience upon his family.”
The dead man’s brother, Mohammed, is trying to remain strong despite his loss. “God is the greatest, he is capable of everything,” he said.
Mohammed said that his brother had two children, a young girl and boy. He stressed the family’s poor living conditions and the extent of the tragedy that had occurred. “Only God knows our situation,” he said.

King Salman meets GCC leaders for 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

Updated 43 min 16 sec ago

King Salman meets GCC leaders for 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

  • Heads of the delegations land in Riyadh before the 40th Supreme Council meeting gets under way
  • Among the many issues expected to be discussed is a greater level of integration between Gulf countries

RIYADH: GCC leaders arrived in Riyadh Tuesday for a summit that will focus on improving integration between Gulf countries.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting will be chaired by King Salman, who met the representatives from each country as they landed.

The heads of the delegations including the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani said Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues to enhance the process of cooperation and integration among member states in various political, defense, security, economic and social fields.

They will also review regional and international political developments, security conditions in the region, and their implications for the security and stability of the GCC countries.

Among the topics on the agenda is the war in Yemen and Iran’s interference in regional affairs.

At a preparatory meeting on Monday, Gulf foreign ministers approved the nomination of former Kuwaiti Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf as the next secretary-general of the GCC.

His term will begin in April 2020 following the end of Al-Zayani’s term.