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OIC Health Ministers to Meet in Jeddah This Week to Discuss Polio Eradication and Other Strategic Objectives

Conference to focus on Strategic Action Plan on Health 2014-2023, including combating communicable and non-communicable diseases, health emergencies and disaster situations   RIYADH, December 3, 2017– Health ministers from the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states will hold their sixth conference from December 5 to 7 in the Red Sea port city of…

Saudi Border Guards Seized Machine Guns, Explosives, Anti-Tank Missiles and RPG Launchers in Weapons Hauls Over 12 Months

Most arms were seized on the Saudi-Yemeni border; seizures come amid attempts by foreign agents to organize terrorist attacks in the Kingdom, official says   Over 6,000 smuggling attempts foiled; seizures include more than 3,500 small arms, light weapons and ammunition and over 18 million narcotic pills, 22 tonnes of cannabis and 2,311 tonnes of…

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Iran branded as ‘Godfather of terrorism’ and exporter of extremism

Cairo, November 28, 2017 – The role of Iran as the ‘Godfather of terrorism’ since 1979 has been highlighted at today’s Cairo Conference of Arab Information Ministers. In a speech to the Cairo Conference, Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad said that “Iran has been…the Godfather of terrorism since its inception.” Dr.…

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Speech of His Excellency Dr. Awwad bin Saleh al-Awwad Minister of Culture and Information in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia At the 8th Regular Session of the Executive Bureau of the Council of Arab Information Ministers

CAIRO, November 28, 2017 – Honorable Ministers – Members of the Executive Bureau of the Council of Arab Information Ministers Her Excellency Dr. Haifa Abu-Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General, Head of Information and Communication Sector in the Arab League Ladies and gentlemen of the audience Peace be upon you, Greetings from Cairo, the capital of Egypt, and a key city…

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Inclusion One Of The Pillars of Anti-Terror Coalition, Riyadh Summit Heard

Riyadh, November 28, 2017 – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened the first Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) summit in Riyadh on Sunday with a vow to root out terrorism from the region and beyond. Addressing the meeting of high-profile security officials and defence ministers from 40 of the 41-member coalition the Crown Prince…

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Coalition Decided to Reopen Hodeida Port and Sanaa Airport for Humanitarian and Relief Efforts

RIYADH, November 22, 2017 — Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced on Wednesday to reopen the Port of Hodeida to receive urgent humanitarian and relief materials, and reopen Sanaa airport to UN aircraft. The Coalition will also soon announce a comprehensive humanitarian operations plan that aims to provide assistance and relief to…