Yemeni parasitic twins arrive in Kingdom for possible separation surgery

A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
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A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
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A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
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A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
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A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery. (Supplied)
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Updated 12 January 2021

Yemeni parasitic twins arrive in Kingdom for possible separation surgery

Yemeni parasitic twins arrive in Kingdom for possible separation surgery
  • The twins, accompanied by their parents, were flown from the south Yemen city of Mukalla in Hadramout to the King Salman Air Base in Riyadh

RIYADH: A medical evacuation plane on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia carrying Yemeni parasitic twins for possible separation surgery.

The twins, accompanied by their parents, were flown from the south Yemen city of Mukalla in Hadramout to the King Salman Air Base in Riyadh and under the directives of King Salman were then transferred to the King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital in the Saudi capital.

Their case will be assessed by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and his medical team. A parasitic twin is an identical twin that has stopped developing but is physically attached to the fully developing twin.

Al-Rabeeah, who is the general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for initiating the humanitarian mission.

If the procedure for separating the twins goes ahead, the case will be become the 49th to be conducted under the Saudi National Siamese Twins Separation Program, which has so far assessed 108 cases from 21 countries.


Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh
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Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister received his Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

They discussed bilateral relations and ways to support and promote them in a way that served common interests. The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common concern.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said: “We discussed the situation in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Libya, as well as Iranian and Turkish interventions in the affairs of the region’s states and Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom and Jordan’s views on these issues are compatible, and coordination between the two countries is based on the highest standards.”

The prince also said that the visit of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi was aimed at enhancing the special relations between the two countries, and coordinating and consulting on the regional and international issues that interested both countries.