His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber A-Sabah sent Thursday a cable to the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms Elizabeth II, congratulating her majesty on her birthday’s parade.
His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak AlHamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables. (KUNA)
The Arab Parliament Thursday lauded the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) resolution, which called for the protection of Palestinian civilians in Israeli-occupied territories.
In a statement, the speaker of the Arab Parliament, Meshal Al-Selmi said that the resolution was a victory for Palestine, thanking all those who voted in favor of the resolution.
The Arab Parliament will adamantly be in favor of all resolutions to ensure the rights of Palestinians in their lands and their protection, said Al-Selmi who condemned the Israeli brutal use of force against innocent civilians. The UNGA resolution for the protection of Palestinian saw 120 nations voting in favor, eight nations voting against it, while 45 countries abstaining. (KUNA)
The next meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will take place in Bahrain from June 24 to July 4 and is expected to add 30 more sites to the World Heritage list, the UN body said in a statement on Thursday.
The Bahrain meeting will be held under the chair of Sheikha Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa and the committee is expected to add five natural sites, three mixed sites and 22 cultural sites to the highly-respected UNESCO list which affords recognition, protection and support to the chosen venues and subjects. (KUNA)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Saudi Arabia wants to continue cooperation with Russia on global oil markets, adding that this cooperation was beneficial for the whole world.
Putin told the prince at their meeting in Moscow that he was happy to see him at the opening of the soccer World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday with a match between the Russian and Saudi Arabian national teams. (RTRS)
Turkish authorities on Thursday detained 18 suspected Islamic State members in Istanbul and Izmir, two of Turkey biggest cities, officials said.
In an operation by Turkey’s intelligence agency and counterterrorism police, 10 suspected militants were detained in the Aegean coastal province of Izmir, a security source said. (RTRS)
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday invited Iraq’s political groups to meet after the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday and agree on how to move forward in establishing a new parliament and government.
May’s parliamentary election was marred by low turnout and allegations of fraud, stalling talks on forming a new government. Parliament mandated a nationwide manual recount of votes and some politicians called for it to be repeated. (RTRS)