Saudi envoy, UN official review efforts to end Syria conflict

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi meets the deputy special envoy of UN secretary-general for Syria, Khawla Matar, in New York on Friday. (SPA)
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Updated 01 February 2020

Saudi envoy, UN official review efforts to end Syria conflict

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, met the deputy special envoy of UN secretary-general for Syria, Khawla Matar, in New York on Friday.

During the meeting, they reviewed UN efforts to end the conflict in Syria.

Al-Mouallimi highlighted Saudi support for efforts aimed at a political solution and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s solidarity with the Syrian people.

On Thursday, Al-Mouallimi met Daryl Mundis, the registrar of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, to discuss the tribunal’s anti-terror investigations.

The Saudi envoy also met Rabab Fatima, the newly appointed permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN. They reviewed joint cooperation between the Kingdom and Bangladesh and discussed the humanitarian crisis facing the Muslim Rohingya minority  in Myanmar.

 

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WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

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WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

 

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.