Saudi minister meets Latin American scholar

Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh receives Ahmed ben Ali Saifi, head of the Islamic Dawah Center in Latin America and the Caribbean, in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 19 December 2018

Saudi minister meets Latin American scholar

  • Scholar lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia in supporting Muslims all over the world

JEDDAH: Ahmed ben Ali Saifi, head of the Islamic Dawah Center in Latin America and the Caribbean, called on Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh at his office on Tuesday.

Welcoming the visiting scholar, the Saudi minister said the Kingdom under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been extending a helping hand to all Islamic centers and associations across the world to promote moderate values, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

Ali Saifi lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia in supporting Muslims all over the world. He also praised the Kingdom’s generous support to the annual International Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Muslims. He said his center and all its branches pledge their support to Saudi Arabia against unjust campaigns targeting its security and sovereignty. At the 31st session of the international conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, participants called for rejecting extremism and terrorism and upholding universal Islamic principles in order to preserve the spirit of Islamic tradition and correct misconceptions.


British ambassador to Saudi Arabia condemns Houthi drone attack targeting the Kingdom

Updated 28 May 2020

British ambassador to Saudi Arabia condemns Houthi drone attack targeting the Kingdom

  • Neil Crompton denounced the attack that aimed for “civilian targets,” and said the Houthis “must cease such attacks”
  • The Arab coalition intercepted the drones launched across the border from Yemen on Wednesday

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia condemned the Houthis for launching drones toward the Saudi city of Najran.
The Arab coalition intercepted the drones launched across the border from Yemen on Wednesday.
Neil Crompton denounced the attack that aimed for “civilian targets,” and said the Houthis “must cease such attacks.”
“If the Houthis want to show they are serious about peace, they must cease such attacks and agree to Griffiths’ proposals,” the ambassador said Thursday, referring to a roadmap set out by the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths.
On Wednesday, Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the Houthi militia continued to violate international humanitarian law by launching drones and deliberately targeting civilians and residential areas, threatening the lives of hundreds of civilians.
He also said the Houthis have violated a cease-fire that was announced last month 4,455 times so far.
Meanwhile, Yemen’s Information Minister Moammar Al-Eryani warned against Houthi recruitment of African refugees and illegal immigrants to fight against the legitimate government in the country.
He said that African refugees and illegal immigrants were being tortured and forced to fight in Houthi ranks, smuggle drugs and carry out espionage tasks.

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