Saudi Shoura delegation participates in Inter-Parliamentary Union meetings in Serbia

Al-Asheikh reaffirmed the keenness of Saudi Arabia to take part in the parliamentary forums, which reflects the Kingdom’s position and its important role in achieving security, peace and stability.
Updated 19 October 2019

Saudi Shoura delegation participates in Inter-Parliamentary Union meetings in Serbia

  • The IPU pledged to support regional cooperation that would help to improve the international legal system and allow for the full implementation of its common obligations

BELGRADE: The 141st General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) concluded its work with the participation of the Saudi Shoura Council delegation headed by Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh in Belgrade, Serbia.
The IPU affirmed its commitment to peace, stressing that international law is the basis for an international order based on solidarity and cooperation.
The IPU pledged to support regional cooperation that would help to improve the international legal system and allow for the full implementation of its common obligations.
Al-Asheikh reaffirmed the keenness of Saudi Arabia to take part in the parliamentary forums, which reflects the Kingdom’s position and its important role in achieving security, peace and stability, in both the region and the world. 


Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

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Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

RIYADH: Saudi air defense forces shot down ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthi "terrorists"  towards civilian areas in the Kingdom, the Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Friday.

The missiles were intercepted at 12:30 a.m. after they were launched toward cities in Saudi Arabia, Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). 

"The missiles were launched in a systematic, deliberate manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant defiance of the International Humanitarian Law," the statement said.

It did not mentioned which cities were targeted. 

Yemen's capital, Sanaa "has become a Houthi militia assembly, installation and launching hub for ballistic missiles that target the Kingdom. The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has exercised extreme prudence and self-restraint in dealing with the violations of the Houthi militia through launching ballistic missiles, UAVs and Remote Controlled exploding boats.

"The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to apply and implement all decisive and rigorous measures, in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law, to protect Coalition States’ nationals and expatriates from such barbaric attacks,” the statement said.