King Salman arrives in Qassim region

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King Salman arrives in Qassim region. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also arrived in Qassim region on Tuesday. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Qassim region. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman left Riyadh to journey to Qassim region on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman left Riyadh to journey to Qassim region on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman departed Riyadh for Qassim region on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman left Riyadh to journey to Qassim region on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 07 November 2018
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King Salman arrives in Qassim region

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Qassim region on Tuesday as part of a widespread tour of the Kingdom and its regions.

The king was received at Qassim airport by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prince Faisal bin Meshaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, governor of Qassim region.

King Salman is to launch and set the foundation stone of more than 600 projects in the province, Emir of Qassim region, Prince Faisal bin Meshal bin Suood bin Abdel Aziz said.

The projects include the fields of development, education, housing, roads, environment, water and electricity, as well as public services and governmental economic projects, worth more than SR16 billion.

Qassim is the first stop on a tour of several regions of the Kingdom, where King Salman is to launch several health, education and infrastructure projects and initiatives.

The king also ordered the release of all prisoners who are jailed on financial charges in Qassim region, after saying that citizens jailed on financial charges, and not criminal charges, were to be released.

The order applies to those whose debts do not exceed SR1 million and have been proven to be financially unable. King Salman also ordered the payment of their dues.

 


Put pressure on Houthis to comply with Stockholm Agreement, Saudi envoy urges UN 

Updated 24 January 2019
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Put pressure on Houthis to comply with Stockholm Agreement, Saudi envoy urges UN 

  • Prince Khalid says Houthis have repeatedly violated the agreement signed in Sweden last year
  • Despite the agreement, Houthis have launched drone attacks, shelled Saudi border towns and launched a ballistic missile towards KSA

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the US urged the United Nations on Thursday to take the Houthi militia to task for “reneging on their commitments” under the Stockholm Agreement on Yemen.
“The Stockholm Agreement between Yemeni parties is being violated repeatedly by the Houthis,” Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a series of tweets.
He said the Yemeni government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led Coalition that is backing it have been implementing their obligation under the agreement.
Signed last December in Stockholm, Sweden, the agreement is an important first step for sustainable peace and offers hope for millions of Yemenis.
“(But) it takes two sides to make it work, so far, the Iran-backed Houthi militia seems determined to uphold the misery and suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people,” Prince Khalid said.
“Not only did the Houthis refuse to implement the Stockholm agreement, which they signed to, but they also went beyond that and continued their armed assault including drone attacks, the shelling of residential neighborhoods & launching a ballistic missile towards KSA,” he tweeted.
He also pointed to the attack on Jan. 17 that targeted a UN convoy in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, which was blamed on Houthis.
"The Iran-backed militia displayed its contempt for peace by attempting to target a UN convoy, this is a reminder that we are dealing with a lawless militia that does not care about peace or the fate of millions of Yemenis," the envoy said.
He said the UN should "name the party that failed to uphold basic confidence building measures leading up to the Stockholm agreement, and clearly identify who is responsible for the attack on the armored vehicle that was carrying chief UN monitor Patrick Cammaert."