Riyadh (IINA) � An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Saudi Arabia strongly condemned and denounced two explosions that took place in Cairo, Egypt, and Al-Deraz village in Bahrain which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries among the security personnel, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The source reiterated the Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with the two brotherly countries, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt, against terrorism and extremism, and offered condolences to the families and the peoples and governments of the two countries, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Ma’rib (IINA) � The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the death toll in the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached 1,054, with the total suspected cases reaching 151,000.

The epidemic has spread fast in 20 out of 22 Yemeni governorates in just seven weeks as of April 27, Xinhua news agency reported Sunday.

Last month, the UN health agency said the number of suspected cases could reach 300,000 in the next six months.

WHO warned that the healthcare system in Yemen is on the verge of collapse as many hospitals have shut down because of the ongoing conflict, saying only 45 percent of them are still operational and they are facing a shortage of supplies and staff.

Two-thirds of the total population, around 19 million, need humanitarian and protection aid. About 10.3 million people are close to famine and 14.5 million lack access to safe drinking water.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Jeddah, (IINA) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain at Al-Salam Palace here on Wednesday.Bahrain has chosen, all along its history, solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to safeguard re…

Amman (IINA) � United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Tuesday briefed Jordanian Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi on the efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.

Safadi told the envoy that Jordan backed diplomacy to arrive at a solution to the Yemen crisis based on UN Security Council resolutions, the outcome of national dialogue and the Gulf initiative. Ahmad commended Jordan’s support of efforts to bring about peace and security in Yemen and the Kingdom’s cooperation with the envoy’s office, which will be based in Amman, Petra reported.

Separately, the foreign minister discussed with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop over the telephone the situation in the Middle East and expressed Jordan’s condemnation of a terrorist attack in Melbourne yesterday which killed one person.

Earlier, Safadi called Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajcak, who will chair the UN General Assembly’s 27th session, which opens in September. He said the friendship between Jordan and Slovakia would be translated into effective cooperation and coordination.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

New Delhi, (IINA) – India launched its heaviest rocket on Monday, the country’s space agency said.The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) was launched with a communications satellite from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, the In…

Khartoum (IINA) � The Sudanese Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the killing of a Nigerian peacekeeper serving with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in a carjacking incident in Nyala, capital of South Darfur State in the southwest of Sudan.

In the name of the government of Sudan, the Ministry extends its condolences to the bereaved family and to the people and government of Nigeria, said a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

Also, in its statement, the Ministry underlined that the government of Sudan would spare no effort to identify and apprehend the culprits and deal with them with the full force of the law.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Ramallah (IINA) � Head of the Detainees Affairs Commission Issa Qaraqe said on Sunday that 80 percent of the demands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, who ended their 41-day hunger strike on Saturday, have been met by the Israeli authorities.

In a press statement, Qaraqe said these achievements came thanks to the agreement concluded between the leaders of the strike and the Israel Prison Service (IPS) in Ashkelon prison on May 26-27.

A substantial transformation has been achieved by this strike, which constitutes an important achievement to be built on in the future, he noted.

Qaraqe said that the appointment of prisoner Karim Younis, who has been imprisoned for 35 years, as a member of the Fatah Central Committee, is the greatest political achievement of this strike. He added that Younis’ appointment comes in response to the Israeli attempts to fabricate charges of terrorism against the prisoners, and to emphasize the importance attached by the Palestinian leadership and people to the prisoners’ cause, which is the core of any just peace in the region.

Source: International Islamic News Agency