Saudi’s King Salman congratulates German Chancellor on election win

Saudi’s King Salman (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2017
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Saudi’s King Salman congratulates German Chancellor on election win

DUBAI: King Salman has sent a cable of congratulations to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel following her re-election the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Chancellor Merkel won a fourth term, in Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

Merkel has said she will talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force.

Sunday’s election saw the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party poach 1 million votes from Merkel’s conservatives, leaving her without an obvious coalition to lead Europe’s largest economy.


Riyadh plane-spotters treated to National Day fly-past by Saudi Royal Air Force

Updated 24 September 2018
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Riyadh plane-spotters treated to National Day fly-past by Saudi Royal Air Force

RIYADH: Keen plane-spotters were treated to a display from the Saudi Royal Air Force on Monday in the skies over Riyadh, to mark Saudi National Day.
A group of fighter jets — Typhoons, Torinos, F15s, F15Cs and MRTTs — were painted in green and adorned with Saudi Arabian livery and performed a fly-past.
Those who could not get to Riyadh will have another chance to see the procession as it will be flying over parts of the eastern region on Tuesday, including the King Fahd Causeway, Al-Khobar Corniche and Al-Aqeer.