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 Arabia keen on nationals’ safety: Ministers of Interior

Mohammed bin Ali Koman welcomed the joint probe into Khashoggi disappearance. (AFP)
Updated 19 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia keen on nationals’ safety: Ministers of Interior

  • Koman called on the media to stay away from speculation and wait for the results of the investigations

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Ali Koman, secretary-general of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior, said that Saudi Arabia is keen on the safety of its citizens and other citizens of Arab countries, with its clear record in combating extremism, terrorism and organized crime.

He also expressed support for the Kingdom’s rejection of media speculation about the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

He called on the media to stay away from speculation and wait for the results of the investigations, welcoming forming a joint working team of Saudi and Turkish experts to probe the case, through examining the circumstances of the disappearance.