Lebanese interior minister visits Saudi Arabia

Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nohad Machnouk, right, arrived in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Lebanese interior minister visits Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Deputy Interior Minister Dr. Nasser bin Abdul Aziz Al-Daoud received Lebanese Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk on his arrival in Jeddah on Monday at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport.

Saudi Arabia and Lebanon enjoy strong friendly ties. Recently, a street in Lebanon was named after King Salman to honor the long and historical ties between the two countries.

Saudi Minister Plenipotentiary Walid Bukhari described the naming of the road as “proof of the Lebanese people’s deep love for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who embodies peace and moderation.”

He added: “This wonderful initiative reminds us of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was martyred meters from here.

“I am very happy to see this country safe, stable, and secure...the gem of moderation that brings together people who carry tolerant messages.

“Saudi Arabia has always been, and will always be, the guarantor of security, safety, and stability in Lebanon, and will always protect its unity.”


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.