#KSA: Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, the official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible. The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has warned Saudi Arabia that threats against Iran will achieve nothing as tensions continue to rise between the regional rivals.
meanwhile,the US has joined Saudi Arabia in blaming Iran for a missile that was shot down near Riyadh.
The White House said: “Houthi missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, enabled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, threaten regional security and undermine UN efforts to negotiate an end to the conflict.
The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Tuesday fiercely condemned the recently thwarted ballistic missile attack on the Saudi capital, Riyadh, carried out by the Houthis, saying the incident shows the group is “not serious” about peace.
“This sinful assault by the Houthis, which targeted the security and stability of the Kingdom (of Saudi Arabia), proves that this group (Houthis) is not serious in responding to international efforts which aim to put an end to the conflict in Yemen,” said the ministers.
According to a statement, the ministers during their weekly session expressed Kuwait’s support and backing of the measures taken by Saudi Arabia to maintain its security and stability under the wise leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
Saudi Arabia has dismissed a number of senior ministers and detained nearly a dozen princes in an investigation by a new anti-corruption committee yesterday.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire businessman who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding was among those held , The senior ministers who were sacked include Prince Mitaab bin Abdullah, the head of the National Guard, and Adel Faqih, the economy minister. In official statement on, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud alluded to the “exploitation by some of the weak souls who have put their own interests above the public interest, in order to, illicitly, accrue money” for the creation of the anti-graft committee.
#Riyadh: Yemen’s air force on Saturday targeted an airport in Saudi Arabia’s capital with a ballistic missile, according to Yemen’s Houthi-controlled Defense Ministry.
But the missile was intercepted over northeast Riyadh, the Saudi Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
#Riyadh: Expatriates working in the private sector in Saudi Arabia will be issued one-year work permits from now, The Labour and Social Development Minister issued an edict reducing the validity of work permits by one year, Expatriates working in government-run sectors and domestic workers have been exempted.
Manpower Minister, M Hanif Dhakiri, and the Saudi Arabian Social Development Minister, Ali Bin Nasser Al-Ghufais, have signed an agreement on drafting a new term to regulate the migrant workers.
The pact, which was inked in Jeddah covers some crucial issues, including the issuance of working visa, the removal of domestic workers, the establishment of new seven positions for the domestic sector, as well as the 24-hour protection scheme.
During the meeting, the two states also agreed that the Indonesian representatives on manpower would have the authority to assist its expatriates whenever they have legal problems in Saudi Arabia.
The manpower minister remarked that the agreement was part of the two countries commitments to resolve some issues on migrant workers.
Although the two countries have agreed to draft the new term, the Indonesian government would not revoke the moratorium of sending the migrant workers to Saudi Arabia.