A statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki:
The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen’s strike last night in Dhamar was conducted against a Military compound which was a legitimate military target. Air Defense equipment was present and secondary explosions were observed during the strike, confirming the presence of the explosives used to target civilians with UAVs.
The Houthi militia first claimed this compound was a Community College, before claiming it was a secret prison.
In an effort to ensure implementation of the newly introduced labor laws and regulations aimed at increasing female participation in the workforce, the Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development approved this week new amendments to the Executive Regulations under Saudi Arabia's Labor Laws. These amendments consist of a new list of violations and penalties aimed at protecting women, improving the labor market, and bolstering the business environment.
Violations include, but are not limited to:
- Force new mothers from returning to work during maternity leave.
Legal Progress for Women
Under the guidance of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reviewed civil and labor laws and regulations that affect the ability of women to travel, work and participate in Saudi society.
His Excellency the Public Prosecutor Saud Al Mu’jab met today with newly appointed employees hired to serve as prosecution lieutenants at the Public Prosecution’s head office. The meeting was attended by Deputy Public Prosecutor Sheikh Shal’an Al Shal’an.
The Public Prosecutor reaffirmed the Saudi leadership's determination to allow women access to prosecutorial work. Including women in this important field of work, is a first for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Col. Turki Al Maliki, the official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, stressed the importance of maintaining the truce in Shabwa province, and called for the implementation of a ceasefire.
Colonel Al-Maliki stressed that the coalition continues to closely monitor the situation on the ground in the province of Shabwa, and highlighted the formation of a Saudi-UAE joint committee in order to maintain the ceasefire in Shabwa and Abyan. Additionally, the committee will be working towards descalation in Aden province beginning on Monday.
The Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have followed with great concern the political and military developments of ensuing events in Yemen's interim capital Aden, and the subsequent events in the governorates of Abyan and Shabwa. This came at a time when the Yemeni government and warring parties welcomed an immediate ceasefire and handed over the civilian facilities in Aden to the Legitimate Government under the supervision of the Coalition Forces and welcomed the Kingdom's call for dialogue in Jeddah.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir led the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s delegation at the interim constitutional declaration signing ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan. He was accompanied by the Saudi Minister of State for African affairs Ahmed Kattan and the Saudi ambassador to Sudan Ali Jafar.
The Saudi delegation arrived for the ceremony after months of Saudi led efforts to encourage dialogue between different Sudanese parties, including support for international mediators.
H.E Khalid Al Falih, Saudi Minister of Energy, stated that a processing unit of Shaybah’s natural gas plant was targeted by explosive-laden drones, resulting in a limited fire at 6:20 a.m. August 17.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced today a combined aid of 540,000 tonnes of wheat to the brotherly republic of Sudan.
The grant will cover basic food needs for three months as part of efforts to support the Sudanese people. Over 280,000 tonnes of wheat have already been shipped.
Last month, the Kingdom deposited US$250 million into the central bank of Sudan to support its financial position and alleviate pressure on the local currency.
During a press conference at the Joint Forces Command in Riyadh, the official spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al Maliki, condemned in the strongest terms the massacre committed on July 29 by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists in targeting unarmed civilians at the Al-Thabit market in northern Yemen.