Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN General Assembly's Vote in Favor of Palestinian Membership

File photo of Saudi Arabia's flag.
File photo of Saudi Arabia's flag.
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Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN General Assembly's Vote in Favor of Palestinian Membership

File photo of Saudi Arabia's flag.
File photo of Saudi Arabia's flag.

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom's welcoming of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution, in an overwhelming majority, which endorses that the State of Palestine is qualified for full membership in the United Nations and additional rights and privileges in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations and recommended that the Security Council positively reconsider this issue.

The Ministry said that this decision clearly expresses the international consensus in favor of the legitimate right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and to establish their independent state on the basis of the two-state solution.

It also said that while the Kingdom appreciates the positive position of the countries that voted in favor of the resolution, it calls on the member states of the Security Council to assume their historical responsibility and refrain from obstructing the international consensus and stand up to the moral and legal right of the Palestinian people.



Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters
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Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters

The three gunmen who shot and killed six people in Oman this week were all Omani nationals, police said on Thursday.

The shooting took place in the Wadi al-Kabir neighborhood of Oman's capital Muscat.

The Royal Oman Police said in a statement the three gunmen were brothers and "were killed due to their insistence on resisting security personnel.”

The statement said that police investigations had indicated the three gunmen were "influenced by misguided ideas.”

The six people killed by the gunmen included a police officer responding to the attack.