Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud speaks during a news conference at the GCC Summit in Al-Ula. Reuters
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Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal Bin Farhan on Saturday met Bektum Rostam, a special envoy of the Ukrainian president in Riyadh, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
During the meeting, they discussed the crisis in Ukraine, and Prince Faisal stressed the Kingdom’s support for all that contributes to reducing the escalation, protecting civilians, seriously seeking negotiated political solutions, and all international efforts to resolve the crisis politically.
Ukraine's southern port city of Mariupol was again the site of intense combat on Saturday as Russian forces bombarded the city, damaging a major steel plant. One local police officer pleaded to the West for help, saying Mariupol has been "wiped off the face of the earth.”
Mariupol has been the site of some of the war’s greatest suffering. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said early on Sunday that what Russian forces did to the peaceful city of 430,000 "is a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come.”
China in 2013 pledged to provide Ukraine with "security guarantees" if it is ever invaded or threatened with nuclear attack, but appeared evasive on the same issue in the wake of Russia's attack.
The Saudi General Directorate of Passports said the extension comes upon directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. The extension will be automatic without the need to visit the migration authorities.
Shabia Mantoo, a UNHCR spokeswoman, said the latest and still growing count had 281,000 in Poland, more than 84,500 in Hungary, about 36,400 in Moldova, over 32,500 in Romania and about 30,000 in Slovakia.
Governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy posted photographs of the charred shell of a four-story building and rescuers searching rubble. In a later Facebook post, he said many Russian soldiers and some local residents also were killed during the fighting on Sunday.
In a heroic scene, an Omani man rescued two children from certain death in the Sultanate of Oman on Friday, after they were swept away by violent surface run-off in a valley in Bahla.
Sheikh Sultan stressed the importance of teaching the Arabic language to students, and developing its teaching methods, and encouraging students to learn it.
The new station is equipped with fully automated fuel systems with auto tank gauging and electronic leak detection systems, which is in line with ENOC’s commitment to foster sustainability across the nation