Yemen PM tours memorial for fallen Emirati soldiers during UAE visit

The Yemeni prime minister met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and discussed the latest developments in Yemen. (WAM)
Updated 12 June 2019

Yemen PM tours memorial for fallen Emirati soldiers during UAE visit

  • The prime minister arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday in his first official trip to the UAE
  • Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to discuss the latest developments in Yemen

DUBAI: Yemeni prime minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed on Tuesday visited a memorial for fallen Emirati soldiers in Abu Dhabi during his trip to the UAE.

The prime minister attended the Guard of Honor ceremony before laying a wreath at the Wahat Al-Karama monument, UAE news agency WAM reported.

Saeed arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday in his first official trip to the UAE since becoming prime minister in October last year.

The Yemeni prime minister met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and discussed the latest developments in Yemen.

The UAE is part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition that backs the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi against the Iran-backed Houthi militia which seized the Yemeni capital Sanaa in 2014.


Mosques in Iran to resume daily prayers, president says

Updated 22 min 25 sec ago

Mosques in Iran to resume daily prayers, president says

  • Rouhani also said on state television that the hours of shopping malls will be extended
  • He did not say when they are due to reopen

DUBAI: Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques are to resume daily prayers throughout the country, even though some areas are seeing high levels of coronavirus infections.
Rouhani also said on state television that the hours of shopping malls, which had been allowed to open only until 6 p.m., will be extended, a further step in the government’s plans to ease coronavirus restrictions.
“Doors to mosques across the country will open to public for daily prayers,” Rouhani said, adding that social distancing and other health protocols should be observed. He did not say when they are due to reopen.
Authorities are taking tougher measures to ensure that health regulations are observed, including barring commuters not wearing masks from buses and metro trains, Iranian media reported.
Alireza Zali, head of the government-led Coronavirus Taskforce of Tehran, told state TV the situation in the capital was “still not favorable,” adding that the easing of restrictions should be accompanied by “more serious observance” of regulations.
As of Friday, Iran had recorded 146,668 infections, with 7,677 deaths.
Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said Friday there had been no deaths in the previous 24 hours in 15 of the country’s provinces and one in each of five provinces.
The provinces of Khuzestan in the southwest, and Baluchistan in the southeast of the country, have been declared “red” areas where there are still high levels of infection.
The health ministry has divided the country into white, yellow and red areas based on the number of infections and deaths.