Arab League meet amid Yemen crisis

03:23 PM | 28 Mar, 2015
Arab League meet amid Yemen crisis
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - A two-day summit of Arab League began in Sharm el-Sheikh, the deserted city of Egypt, on Saturday to discuss the situation prevailed after “Operation Decisive Storm” was launched against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Representatives of 21 Arab countries are attending the summit that is expected to back the Saudi Arabia led offensive against the rebels and issue a collective statement in the conclusion.

Kuwaiti Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, during his opening address at the summit, said the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen poses a direct threat on the region. "And we reserve all rights to defend ourselves," he added.

He also reaffirmed the commitment of Arab leaders for the establishment of an independent state of Palestine while emphasising the leaders to find solutions to the issues in Libya and Syria as well.

He criticised the developments in Arab world that took place in recent years and termed as "Arab Spring" worldwide, declaring it the reason behind destabilisation of the region.

Abdal Fatah Al-sisi, the president of Egypt, urged the Arab leaders to establish a joint Arab military force to face the challenges like Houthis. The force will also help us against the external threats, he said.

Saudi Arabia's Salman bin Abdul Aziz vowed to continue the airstrikes in Yemen till the issue is resolved in his speech.

Ousted President of Yemen, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who had landed in Riyadh two days ago is also scheduled to address the session along with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.



The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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