The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz – may God preserve him - has followed with the utmost attention the truce reached during Eid Alfitr between the Afghan government and the Taliban Movement. He expressed his happiness, and support for this blessed step, and that he hopes for extending that truce and building on it for a longer period of time so that all parties can seek to achieve peace for the Afghan people.
Facsimile from Administrator of Communication and Liaison in Djibouti
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Medecins sans Frontieres, Urgent Fax
From: Administrator of Communication and Liaison in Djibouti
To: Coordination Cell and Diplomatic Permits office of the Saudi Airforce
Subject: Bombing of a Medecins sans Frontieres medical center at Hajjah-Abs
Date: 11 June 2018
The Coalition Forces to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen Spokesperson, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, issued a statement that, at 4:11 A.M. dawn of Tuesday June 5, 2018 local time, the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias from Yemen aimed towards the Kingdom. The Coalition's Spokesperson stated that the missile launched was aiming for the city of Yanbu, deliberately targeting highly populated civilian areas.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has approved an Anti-Harassment law. The law defines harassment as any verbal, physical, or sexual innuendo targeting an individual’s body or modesty by any means, including on technological platforms. The Anti-Harassment law is made up of eight articles, which includes the definition of the crime, the punishment the perpetrators would receive, the protection of the victims, and maintaining people’s individual privacy, dignity, and personal freedoms that are enshrined and guaranteed by Saudi laws.
Saudi Reconstruction Program in Yemen has announced the opening of the first office in the island of Socotra and the program’s beginning to alleviate the humanitarian conditions in the area. Not only is the Program moving people away from the tents and makeshift stone houses into suitable housing, it is also implementing infrastructure projects including roads, electricity, water and sanitation. The Program is also working on providing basic services, such as health and education, and is supporting those working in fishery, agriculture, and livestock.
The Kingdom has achieved a milestone with the incorporation of the Red Sea Project as a stand- alone company. Originally, a project launched on July 31, 2017, it is now The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC). TRSDC has been officially registered as a closed joint-stock company, wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF).
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tim Callen, IMF Mission Chief for Saudi Arabia, held discussions from May 2–14 for the 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom. Mr. Callen and his team have issued a report upon the conclusion of the discussions that highlighted various findings that project a positive outlook for the Kingdom. The report noted that growth in Saudi Arabia is expected to pick up this year, and continue over the medium-term as reforms take hold. It also noted that good progress is being made in the implementation of the Vision 2030 reform program. Mr.
Through the Presidency of State Security, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has designated senior members of the Hizballah leadership by declaring ten names, five of whom belong to members of the Hizballah Shoura Council, which is part of its decision-making body. Specifically, they are: Hassan Nasrallah, Naim Qasim, Muhammad Yazbak, Husayn Khalil, and Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyid. The five other names are associated with supporting the activities of the terrorist organization, and they are: Talal Hamiyah, Ali Youssef Charara, Spectrum Group, Hassan Ebrahimi, and Maher Trading.
The Spokesperson for the Coalition Forces to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, issued a statement that, at 12:40 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) have intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from within Sa’ada governorate within Yemen aimed towards the Kingdom. The missile launched was headed towards the city of Jizan, deliberately targeting highly populated civilian areas.
An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the deadly targeting by the Israeli Forces of Occupation of unarmed Palestinians, which has resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.