Saudi crown prince heads to UK for official visit

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London streets filled with billboards of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ahead of his visit. (Ekhbariya)
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London streets filled with billboards of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ahead of his visit. (Ekhbariya)
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London streets filled with billboards of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ahead of his visit. (Ekhbariya)
Updated 07 March 2018
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Saudi crown prince heads to UK for official visit

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has left Cairo en route to the UK for an official three-day visit. In a statement, the Saudi Press Agency said the Saudi royal is expected to hold discussions with the Prince of Wales, Prime Minister Theresa May, and other officials on world issues and ways to improve bilateral relations. 
Prior to his arrival, billboards highlighting Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman first visit to London as heir to the throne, have appeared on the city’s streets, as reported by Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya.
The visit is expected to focus on defense, security and economic ties. The two sides will also review key bilateral and regional issues.


Grenade attack caused blast at rally for Ethiopian prime minister: chief of staff

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Grenade attack caused blast at rally for Ethiopian prime minister: chief of staff

  • Unidentified assailants launched a grenade attack at a political rally in support of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the capital on Saturday
  • There were several people killed in the blast

ADDIS ABABA: Unidentified assailants launched a grenade attack at a political rally in support of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the capital on Saturday that killed several people, the premier’s chief of staff said.
“Some whose heart is filled with hate attempted a grenade attack. HE PM Abiy is safe. All the casualties are martyrs of love & peace. HE PM sends his condolences to the victims. The perpetrators will be brought to justice,” Fitsum Arega said on his Twitter account.
He did not identify any suspects behind the attack.

This video posted on Twitter appears to capture the moment the blast happened: