A Yemeni man, suspected to be an Al-Qaeda militant, is sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for a November 11 terror attack against a group of Spanish theatre actors in Riyadh, wounding three of them. An accomplice is sentenced to 12 years of jail.
The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, says the repeated launch of ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia served to confirm the Houthis' "hostility and criminality" and further claimed "The Houthis are trying to destabilize Saudi Arabia and the entire region."
Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Raheel Sharif will visit Riyadh on Monday and Tehran on Tuesday to launch mediation efforts between Iran and Saudi Arabia for normalization of relations and to ease the tensions in the region after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr and an attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. [http:--www.dawn.com-news-1233549-pm-coas-to-visit-iran-s-arabia-for-mediation (DAWN)] [http:--www.pakistantoday.com.pk-2016-01-17-national-pakistan-decides-to-intervene-in-saudi-iran-row- (Pakistan Today)] [http:--economictimes.indiatimes.com-news-international-world-news-pakistan-pm-nawaz-sharif-heads-to-saudi-arabia-iran-in-bid-to-mend-rift-articleshow-50603596.cms (India Times)]date=August 2019