Ban on adopting Syrian, Iraqi orphans in Saudi Arabia
the ministry is also looking after children of Saudi fathers with foreign wives abandoned abroad
The Ministry of Social Affairs has prohibited Saudi families from adopting children of foreign or Arab nationalities and said the ministry is only concerned with taking care of Saudi orphans.
According to Al-Hayat newspaper on Thursday, the ministry said the children who lose their parents in areas of conflicts such as Iraq and Syria are the concern of the international humanitarian organizations.
Latifa Al-Tamimi, director of the women social supervision office in the Eastern Province, said the ministry is also looking after children of Saudi fathers with foreign wives abandoned abroad.
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Jan 23, 2014.
‘At least 43 civilians’ killed in Syria regime raid on ISISISIS controls a number of oil fields in eastern Syria and Washington says they provide the group with significant revenue Middle East
WHO: No new polio cases in Syria for a yearWhile the landmark did not guarantee that Syria was polio-free, WHO said the mass immunization had been successful Middle East
U.S.-led forces launch 31 air strikes in Iraq, SyriaSixteen of the air strikes in Iraq were centered around Mosul, Other strikes in Iraq hit near Sinjar, Tal Afar and Kirkuk Middle East
Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against IsraelHamas has been hostile toward Syria's Assad while Hezbollah has been fighting against the rebels trying to topple him Middle East
Davos 2015 - Iraq and Syria: the strategic contextTop diplomats discuss the instability Iraq and Syria and the regional ramifications DAVOS 2015