Saudi Arabia: Two Military Personnel Executed for Treason

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Saudi Arabia: Two Military Personnel Executed for Treason

The Saudi Defense Ministry logo
The Saudi Defense Ministry logo

Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that two military personnel, who were accused of committing treason among other offences, have been executed.

The two officers, a pilot and a sergeant major, were arrested in 2017 and sentenced to death on charges of treason and not protecting the national interest and military honor, the Ministry said in a statement.

They were referred to the designated court, provided with all the judicial guarantees and they confessed to what they were charged with, it added.



GCC Expresses Deep Concern over Escalation in the Region

Thick smoke billows from a raging fire at oil storage tanks a day after Israeli strikes on the port of Yemen's Houthi-held city of Hodeidah on July 21, 2024. (AFP)
Thick smoke billows from a raging fire at oil storage tanks a day after Israeli strikes on the port of Yemen's Houthi-held city of Hodeidah on July 21, 2024. (AFP)
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GCC Expresses Deep Concern over Escalation in the Region

Thick smoke billows from a raging fire at oil storage tanks a day after Israeli strikes on the port of Yemen's Houthi-held city of Hodeidah on July 21, 2024. (AFP)
Thick smoke billows from a raging fire at oil storage tanks a day after Israeli strikes on the port of Yemen's Houthi-held city of Hodeidah on July 21, 2024. (AFP)

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassim Mohammed Al-Budaiwi expressed on Sunday his deep concern over the military escalation in Yemen in wake of the recent Israeli attacks on the Hodeidah Governorate.

In a statement, Al-Budaiwi said the development deepens the current tension in the region and disrupts ongoing efforts to end the war in the Gaza Strip and reach a political solution in Yemen.

The continuation of military operations threatens regional and international security and stability, deepening the humanitarian crisis, he warned.

Al-Budaiwi called on all parties to exercise restraint and urged the international community and key nations to fulfill their responsibility in ending the conflict.

He underscored the tireless efforts of GCC member countries to end the war in Gaza and support peace efforts in Yemen.

He also stressed the need to maintain international efforts to compel the Israeli forces to halt their violations, achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and all Palestinian territories, and resolve the conflict through a peaceful solution in line with relevant international resolutions.