Saudi Arabia Condemns Kabul Suicide Bombing

Afghan security personnel gather next to a vehicle which was used in a suicide bombing outside a wedding hall in Kabul. AFP photo
Afghan security personnel gather next to a vehicle which was used in a suicide bombing outside a wedding hall in Kabul. AFP photo
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Saudi Arabia Condemns Kabul Suicide Bombing

Afghan security personnel gather next to a vehicle which was used in a suicide bombing outside a wedding hall in Kabul. AFP photo
Afghan security personnel gather next to a vehicle which was used in a suicide bombing outside a wedding hall in Kabul. AFP photo

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strongly condemned and denounced the suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, which left a number of people dead and wounded, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF) announced on Friday.

The source offered condolences to the families of the victims, the government and people of Afghanistan, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery and reaffirming the kingdom's solidarity with Afghanistan against extremism and terrorism.

A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul, officials said Thursday.

Supporters of Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of the northern province of Balkh, had been holding an event inside a wedding hall at the time of the blast.

Afghan officials said Friday that the death toll in the blast rose to 15 after a journalist succumbed to his wounds.



Bahrain, Iran Agree to Kick Off Talks to Restore Ties 

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)
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Bahrain, Iran Agree to Kick Off Talks to Restore Ties 

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani meets with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Sunday. (BNA)

Bahrain and Iran agreed on Sunday to set up the required mechanisms to initiate talks between them to discuss the resumption of political relations between them.

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani held talks in Tehran on Sunday with his acting Iranian counterpart Bagheri Kani, reported Bahrain’s state news agency (BNA).

Zayani was in Iran to attend the Asia Cooperation Dialogue meeting at Kani’s invitation.

The FMs held bilateral talks within “the framework of the fraternal historical relations” between Bahrain and Iran and “the bonds of religion, neighborliness, joint history and common interests that connect them,” added BNA.