Egypt Warns against Attempts to 'Strain' Relations with Kuwait

Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid. Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic.
Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid. Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic.
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Egypt Warns against Attempts to 'Strain' Relations with Kuwait

Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid. Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic.
Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid. Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic.

Egyptian Foreign Ministry warned from the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood attempts to strain Egypt’s relations with its sister Arab states.

Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid affirmed that Egypt highly values and respects its firm relations with the state and people of Kuwait – the bonds between the two countries have been proven historically.

In response to negative and false news perpetuated by the Muslim brotherhood media to create strife between Egypt and the state of Kuwait and other countries in the Gulf, Abu Zeid said that Egypt values the deep ties and profound relations with Kuwait and the neighboring Gulf states.

The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman added that despite the State Department's firm policy not to comment on such suspicious acts, which reflect only the desperation of their perpetrators, Egypt chose to assert the close relationship between the Egyptian and Kuwaiti people and the respect shared for the State of Kuwait in supporting Egypt.

New York Times newspaper published, earlier, a report affirming that it received recordings of a colonel in the Egyptian intelligence that rise suspicion regarding the Egyptian stance towards US President Donald Trump decision on Jerusalem.

Egypt responded through Egypt State Information Service that it is inappropriate for such a newspaper to publish these claims.



Saudi Arabia: Unauthorized Hajj Pilgrims Die from Heat Stress after Walking in Scorching Heat 

The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)
The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia: Unauthorized Hajj Pilgrims Die from Heat Stress after Walking in Scorching Heat 

The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)
The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia stressed on Sunday that it treated several cases of heat stress during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. Some pilgrims are still receiving care.

A total of 1,301 fatalities from heat stress were reported, with 83 percent of the cases being among pilgrims without permits, announced Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajel in televised remarks.

The unauthorized pilgrims walked long distances under the scorching sun, without shelter or comfort, and many among them were elderly and suffering from chronic illnesses, he explained.

Over 1.8 million pilgrims performed the Hajj with complete ease and safety, amid an integrated advanced system of services, he added.

Al-Jalajel highlighted the strenuous efforts carried out by the concerned authorities to ensure that the pilgrims, regardless of their race or nationality, have a smooth journey, which led to the success of the pilgrimage in spite the massive numbers that were present and the various challenges posed by the souring temperatures.

The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures, he went on to say.

All relatives of the deceased have been contacted and the deceased have been identified – a process which took some time because they did not carry the necessary identification, the minister remarked. They have been buried in the holy city of Makkah and their death certificates have been issued.

Moreover, Al-Jalajel said no diseases or epidemics were reported at the Hajj. The health system provided over 465,000 specialized treatment services, including 141,000 to individuals who did not obtain official authorization to perform the Hajj, he revealed, stressing that the leadership prioritizes human health above all else.

The services offered included open-heart surgeries, cardiac catheterization, dialysis, and emergency care.