King Salman discusses regional issues with Turkey's President Erdogan

King Salman spoke with Turkey's president Erdogan over the telephone on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 14 February 2018
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King Salman discusses regional issues with Turkey's President Erdogan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman received a telephone call from the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.
King Salman and Erdogan discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and developments in the region.


Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

Updated 25 min 27 sec ago
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Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

  • 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah
  • Al-Maliki: Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen said on Monday it is continuing its duty to prevent the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from threatening international shipping.
However, speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki also said the threat of international navigation is the responsibility of the international community
Col. Al-Maliki added that 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah.
He also said that the Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law by targeting civilians and civilian sites, which have escalated to war crimes.
“The coalition is protecting the Yemeni citizens at the request of the legitimate government in Yemen and we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people,” Al-Maliki added.
He also shed light on the coalition’s attacks on legitimate military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is under the control of the terrorist militia.