Saudi king orders separation of Syrian Siamese twins
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has instructed the country`s health ministry to arrange for surgery to separate a pair of Syrian Siamese twins following a request from their parents.
The two girls, Taqi and Yaqin, are conjoined at the head, but medical reports revealed that they have separate brains, the Arab News reported.
The twins are now aged one year and eight months old.
The relatives of the twins have expressed their gratitude to King Abdullah for his humanitarian gesture.
The two girls` father, Hussein Eissa Al-Khedr, is a farmer and cannot afford the operation.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi addressing rally in Imphal
- Will Shiv Sena join hands with Congress to stop BJP from entering BMC?
- Report: Are mobile smartphones more unhygienic than toilet seats?
- China 'threatened' by ISRO's record-setting achievement?
- Delhi: Three-year-old twins die after falling into washing machine in Rohini
- Ind vs Aus: Mohammed Azharuddin says Jayant Yadav and Ishant Sharma should be replaced in next Test
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's epic celebration after destroying Lahore Qalandars in Dubai
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'
- Pune Test: Virender Sehwag could have saved India from embarrassment, says former Aussie stars