King Salman received Somali prime minister

King Salman received Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre of Somalia, Oct. 10, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 11 October 2018

King Salman received Somali prime minister

JEDDAH: King Salman received Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre and his accompanying delegation at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and Somalia, ways of enhancing it and the latest developments in the region and the Horn of Africa.

Later, Khayre met with the Saudi Deputy Minister of Finance Dr. Hamad bin Sulaiman Al-Bazai. They discussed ways to strengthen relations.

King Salman also met Egypt’s minister of justice, Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim, currently on a visit to the Kingdom.

The minister conveyed to the king the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt, while the king extended his greetings to the president.

During the meeting, they reviewed  bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and Egypt  in the field of justice, especially the conclusion of an executive program between the ministries of justice in  both countries to exchange legal expertise.


Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

Updated 19 August 2019

Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

  • The Arab coalition denounced Saturday's attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant
  • The Yemeni militant attack sparked a fire but caused no casualties or disruption to production

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.
“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and Daesh militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.