King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

Updated 09 October 2018
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King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

  • The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman received princes, ministers, the grand mufti, scholars and citizens at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an.  Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Turki, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and other senior princes also attended the event to greet the king.

Separately, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent cables of congratulations to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda on the anniversary of his country’s independence day, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity.


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.