France’s Macron condemns Houthi missile launch at Riyadh

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives French President Emmanuel Macron. (SPA)
Updated 10 November 2017
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France’s Macron condemns Houthi missile launch at Riyadh

JEDDAH: French President Emmanuel Macron condemned on Thursday a recent Houthi missile launch toward the Saudi capital, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Macron met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh where they discussed the developments in the Middle East and efforts being exerted for regional security, including joint coordination in the fight against terrorism.
The pair also discussed opportunities to further develop bilateral cooperation within Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and a number of officials.
Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile on Saturday night aimed at Riyadh.
Saudi defense forces intercepted and shot down the missile, and there were no casualties.
The Houthis have now launched 78 missiles at Saudi Arabia, including one aimed at Makkah in July, since the Saudi-led coalition began fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen in March 2015.


Saudi King, crown prince condole with Khashoggi's family

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Saudi King, crown prince condole with Khashoggi's family

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman extended their condolences to the family of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Sunday, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday.
King Salman expressed his deepest sympathy in a telephone call to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of the 59-year-old journalist who died in Istanbul early this month.
The crown prince also condoled with Salah Jamal Khashoggi by phone, the SPA said.
Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir earlier said that the death of Khashoggi was the result of a “rogue operation” by people acting beyond the scope of their authority.