King Salman Bin Abdulaziz walks with Adel Abdul Mahdi during his visit in Riyadh on Wednesday. Reuters
The premier went to Riyadh with a large delegation including officials and businessmen, with trade billed as a prime focus of the discussions between OPEC's two largest oil producers. Abdul Mahdi's office said the leaders had signed 13 agreements in areas such as trade, energy and political cooperation.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia reopened a consulate in Baghdad which had been closed for 30 years. King Salman also announced his country would provide Iraq $1 billon to build sport facilities, an announcement which kicked of a two-day visit to Iraq by high-level Saudi officials.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, his office said on Thursday.
Iraq says Saudi Arabia has opened a consulate in Baghdad for the first time in nearly 30 years in a sign of improving ties.
The United Arab Emirates has expressed its deep regret and condemnation of the recognition by the United States of the Syrian Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory, describing it as a move that disrupts all efforts to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East.
An order for mobile phone users in Thailand's restive south to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition purposes is causing uproar from opponents who see it as further curtailing the rights of the Muslim-majority population.
The campaign includes performing eye examinations for over 900 patients and 717 operations to remove white water, while the current phase, which was implemented in Alhajib, included 117 operations, with the participation of specialists and consultant doctors from the UAE and Morocco.
Dubai will host the inaugural 'Accessible Tourism International Summit' on 5th-6th November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.