King Salman receives Lebanese Patriarch Maronite Beshara Al-Rahi

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King Salman receives Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al Rahi in his office at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
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King Salman receives Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al Rahi in his office at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
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King Salman receives Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al Rahi in his office at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Musa’ed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban; Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Subhan. (SPA)
Updated 15 November 2017

King Salman receives Lebanese Patriarch Maronite Beshara Al-Rahi

JEDDAH: King Salman received, Tuesday, the Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Beshara Boutros Al-Rahi in his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh.
During the meeting, they reviewed the fraternal relations between the Kingdom and Lebanon and stressed the importance of the role of different religions and cultures in promoting tolerance, renouncing violence, extremism, terrorism and achieving security and peace for the peoples of the region and the world.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Musa’ed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban; Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Subhan.


Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

Updated 17 August 2019

Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

  • Houthis claim responsibility for the attack on the plant
  • The drones hit the plant, causing a small fire that was quickly extinguished

DUBAI: The Saudi energy minister Khalid Al-Falih has confirmed that a drone strike hit the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility causing a small fire on Saturday.

In a statement condemning the attack, Falih said there had been “no injuries” and that the fire had been put out after the several drones were fired at the plant.

“This cowardly attack once again highlights the importance of the international community's response to all terrorist agents who carry out such acts of sabotage, including the Iran backed Houthi militias,” Falih said in the statement.

The Houthis later claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Saudi Aramco’s response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah NGL facility,” a statement released on the oil giant’s website read.

“There were no injuries and no interruptions to Saudi Aramco’s oil operations. We will provide further details as they become available.”

The Houthis have carried out a number of attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks and months, targeting residential areas and airports.