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.

 


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.