Citylife Ad
Sep 19, 2014
  GoDubai Daily News
 Home
 UAE
 Middle East
 Asia
 World
 Business
 Sports
 Entertainment


  Go Dubai Services
 Daily Horoscope
 Tip of the day
 Recipe of the day
 Joke of the day
 Weather
 Events (UAE)
 Press releases
 Prayer timings
 Opinion poll

Want to know the cheapest airfare to your dream destination?

Ask Our Travel Experts

Other Experts

  • Medical Doctors
  • Alternative Therapists
  • Finance Consultant
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Computer Experts
  • Beauty Therapists
  • Auto Expert
  • Seeking Experts
  •   Sports
    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait to abide by UN blacklisting of citizens

    Two of the blacklisted men were Saudis wanted by Riyadh for links to militants, while two others were Kuwaitis, including a prominent cleric accused of links to Nusra Front..

    Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body.

    The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday intended to weaken the Islamic State - an Al Qaeda splinter group that has seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate - and Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, Nusra Front.

    Riyadh this year declared the Islamic State group and the Nusra Front terrorist organisations, imposing prison terms for giving them moral or material support, and has mobilised its clerics to preach against private donations to militants.

    The Islamic State has long been blacklisted by the Security Council, while Nusra Front was added earlier this year. Both groups are designated under the UN Al Qaeda sanctions regime.

    Gulf media said that two of the blacklisted men were Saudis wanted by Riyadh for links to militants, while two others were Kuwaitis, including Sheikh Hajjaj bin Fahd Al Ajmi, a prominent cleric accused of links to Syria’s Al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front.

    “Kuwait will abide by the UN Resolution 2170 and implement all its terms,” Kuwait’s UN ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al Otaibi said in a statement carried by state news agency KUNA on Saturday.

    Under Friday’s resolution, the six people will be subject to an international travel ban, asset freeze and arms embargo. It asks UN experts - charged with monitoring violations of the council’s Al Qaeda sanctions regime - to report in 90 days on the threat posed by Islamic State and Nusra Front, and on details of their recruitment and funding.

    The London-based Asharq Al Awsat said the two Saudis, Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim Al Charekh and Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir al Jahani, were on two lists of wanted militants issued in 2009 and in 2011.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors casualties in fighting in Syria, has said that Charekh was killed near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia in March. Jahani was believed to be at large somewhere outside Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah Al Mualami, also said Riyadh was “committed to implementation” of the resolution.

    Both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have recently tightened laws aimed at preventing citizens from involvement in foreign conflicts and instructed mosque preachers to abide by government policies during their sermons.

    The Kuwaiti government last month ordered non-governmental public welfare associations to refrain from involvement in politics and shut down branches of some associations.

    In Saudi Arabia, Muslim Sharia courts have issued a series of verdicts jailing people for going to fight abroad or collecting funds for militants.

    (REUTERS)

     
    Email this article Print this article Discuss this article
     
     
    Back to Middle East Main page >>

    How to be a soccer fan in the age of austerity

    GDANSK - Couch-surfing, a junk-food diet, bootleg kits, budget flights at punishing hours, and above all enough passion for the beautiful game to remind yourself why you endure this.
    Welcome to the life of a football fan in the age of austerity. <...
    What’s behind road deaths?

    Road accident fatalities in 2013 stood at 651. Mathematically speaking, a little less than two lives were lost every day. While this number is lesser than the 720 deaths in 2011, it is by no means acceptable.
    Pick up any newspaper over the past ...
     
    Great Discounts on Dubai Hotels. Book Now !
     
      More Top Stories in Sports
    India face humiliating loss against England
    Opener shock as Manchester United loses to Swansea
    Princess Haya to contest 3rd term for FEI top post
    Irene wins Asian Chess Championship title
    AFC Champions League :Al Ain take top spot in Group C
    Lewis Hamilton storms to record pole in China
    Wawrinka defeats Nadal to win Australian Open
    Dubai Marathon yet another grand success
    Li Na beats Bouchard, reaches Australian final
    Nahyan praises Emirati lady winner of FIA award
    Amazing Azhar levels Sri Lanka
    Sharapova out in another early upset in Australia
    Series heads for a close finish
    Roger Federer still eyes a Slam
    Djokovic beats Ferrer to win Abu Dhabi title
    Misbah happy with ‘special wins’
    Jacques Kallis to quit test arena after India finale
    All set for the Sharjah-Al Shaab clash
    Sri Lanka clinch a thriller
    Nadal poised to return to Mubadala World Tennis
    Tiger Woods is top, ?but challengers? abound
    UAE can qualify for 2018 World Cup: Gabriel Calderon
    Ameer Al Reef steals the show
    Andy Murray voted BBC sports personality of 2013
    Sri Lanka beat Pakistan, stay on top in T20
    Chelsea and Manchester City lead pursuit of Arsenal
    UAE qualify for World T20
    Ton-up Dhawan helps India clinch series
    Grafite header surprises Al Ain
    Al Ketbi wants to end 7-year home win wait
    West Indies level ODI series 1-1 against India
    Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian GP, equals Schumacher’s record
    Team India give Sachin Tendulkar perfect farewell gift
    Vettel on pole for what could be a record win
    Djokovic dumps Nadal to win ATP World Tour title
    Olympian Ahmad launches NAS Shooting Team


    Dubai Q1 trade hits Dh326b
    Boeing expected to deliver more aircraft in Middle East this year
    Majid Al Futtaim plans new mall in Dubai
    Emaar first quarter profit climbs 55%
    Cash buyers buoy UAE real estate market
    Etisalat offers shared data plans for business customers
    Dubai Holding unit’s profit jumps
    Emaar Properties launches ‘Samara’ villas
    Expo 2020 boosts growth, investment opportunities
    Nakheel eyes Dh8 billion new projects
    Empower acquires Palm Utilities in $500m deal
    China may overtake US as No. 1 economy
    Dubai Investments exports rocket 129% in last 5 years
    UAE equities to stay bullish
    Dubai foreign trade crosses Dh1 trillion
    Expo win inspiring Dubai Financial Market
    Dubai looks all set to enjoy heightened investor interest
    Dubai to hike spending 11%
    Dubai to lead Islamic economy
    Islamic economy summit begins today
    UAE jumps in IDI ranking
    Dubai tracks new levels of growth
    More housing units in Dubai
    UAE job market rebounds
    Safe haven status helps Dubai real estate recover
    Islamic finance industry is fastest growing sector

     
    © 2004 GoDubai.com
    All Rights Reserved.
    Terms under which this service is provided to you.
    Read our privacy guidelines.
    Contact our advertising team for advertising /promotions and
    sponsorship on GoDubai.com