Saudi representative to the UN warns of growing Islamophobia

The statements came during a virtual meeting of ambassadors of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. (File/AFP)
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Updated 23 May 2020

Saudi representative to the UN warns of growing Islamophobia

  • Al-Muallami said it was important to protect human rights as the world struggles with the COVID-19 crisis

DUBAI: Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami, the permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, said he was concerned about the rise of Islamophobia in “some regions of the world” especially during the pandemic, the Saudi Press Agency has reported.

Al-Muallami said it was important to protect human rights as the world struggles with the COVID-19 crisis, adding acts of discrimination against Muslim should be addressed. |

The statements came during a virtual meeting of ambassadors of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which was also attended by other Saudi officials.


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.