Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses support for Gabon government

The OIC renewed its support for the country’s elected government led by President Ali Bongo. (AFP)
Updated 10 January 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation expresses support for Gabon government

  • Gabon foiled an attempted military coup and arrested several plotters just hours after they took over state radio

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday condemned the attempted coup against the constitutional institutions of the Gabonese Republic, which ended in failure.
The OIC said it followed with great interest the recent developments in the African country. The OIC renewed its support for the country’s elected government led by President Ali Bongo. The organization stresses the need to preserve constitutional legitimacy.
On Monday, Gabon foiled an attempted military coup and arrested several plotters just hours after they took over state radio. The dramatic developments came as Bongo is living at a private residence in the Moroccan capital Rabat after suffering a stroke.


Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

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Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

RIYADH: Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have joined forces to stage a major exhibition in Italy showcasing the heritage of the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula.

Titled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages,” the expo will run for three months at the National Roman Museum in the Italian capital Rome from late October this year.

Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture, the cultural heritage display is one of the most important international Saudi exhibitions.