Saudi Arabia’s embassy in London celebrates National Day

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in London lit up in green to mark the Saudi National Day 2018. (Social media)
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The British capital London marked Saudi National Day 2018. (Social media)
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The British capital London marked Saudi National Day 2018. (Social media)
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The British capital London marked Saudi National Day 2018. (Social media)
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The British capital London marked Saudi National Day 2018. (Social media)
Updated 24 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s embassy in London celebrates National Day

LONDON: The Saudi Arabian Embassy in London was lit up in green to mark Saudi National Day, and launched a spectacular and dazzling display of fireworks that decorated the London skies.
This coincided with the Saudi Entertainment Authority breaking a Guinness world record by launching 900,000 fireworks simultaneously from 58 platforms in 13 provinces to mark the on Sept. 23.


The fireworks and the drones outlined the Kingdom’s flag in the sky, along with the Vision 2030 logo and depicted a figure that symbolizes the soldiers of the armed forces at the southern border.
The ceremony on Sunday was attended by a number of UK officials, members of the British House of Lords and House of Commons, members of the Arab and foreign diplomatic corps accredited in Britain and a number of business and media officials.


Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

Updated 20 October 2018
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Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

  • Trump said that Saudi Arabia has been a great ally
  • The president said he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on what to do next

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona: US President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a US response.

The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable in Arizona hours after Saudi Arabia claimed that Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor last seen on Oct. 2, was killed in a "fistfight" at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The kingdom also said that 18 suspects were in custody and that intelligence officials had been fired.

Asked by a reporter whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death was credible, Trump said, "I do. I do." But he said before he decided what to do next, he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, but what happened is unacceptable," Trump said. Regarding the Saudi arrests, he said, "It's a big first step. It's only a first step, but it's a big first step."