Saudi king, crown prince attend funeral of Prince Talal

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The funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was held in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was held in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was held in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was held in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was held in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was held in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was held in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 24 December 2018
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Saudi king, crown prince attend funeral of Prince Talal

  • Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz passed away on Saturday

JEDDAH: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday attended the funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz at the Imam Turki Grand Mosque in Riyadh. Senior princes and top officials were also present.

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan arrived in Riyadh on Monday to offer his country's condolences.
At King Khalid International Airport, he was received by Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom, and a representative of the Royal Protocol.

Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz passed away on Saturday. Prince Talal, the brother of King Salman and father of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, served as minister of communications and minister of finance and national economy in the 1950s and 60s, and held various other positions.

A philanthropist, Prince Talal offered education scholarships to Saudi students. Born in 1931, the prince headed the Arab Gulf Fund for Development, a UN body that promotes education and health in developing countries.


Investigation into alleged mistakes in Yemen find coalition forces acted properly

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Investigation into alleged mistakes in Yemen find coalition forces acted properly

JEDDAH: The Joint Incident Assessment Team in Yemen (JIAT) has investigated four allegations made by international governmental and non-governmental organizations and media about mistakes made by coalition forces while carrying out military operations inside Yemen.
JIAT spokesman Mansour Al-Mansour said that the team concluded that the procedures followed by the coalition forces were proper and safe, taking into consideration the rules of engagement, international humanitarian law and the coalition’s own rules.
Team members visited a number of cities in Yemen, including Aden, Lahj and Khor Maksar, during the investigation and spoke to witnesses, victims and their families to gather evidence and establish the facts.
In one of the incidents that was investigated, coalition warship fired on and destroyed a craft in the waters off the Yemeni port of Al-Khokha in September. Al-Mansour said that after examining documents and evidence JIAT had concluded that an alliance ship was escorting and protecting a flotilla of three Saudi merchant ships when, in an area off the port of Al-Khokha, a boat was spotted approaching the convoy at a high speed from the direction of the Yemeni coast.
The escort ship followed the accepted rules of engagement by repeatedly warning the unidentified vessel, using loudspeakers, not to come any closer. When these went unheeded, warning shots were fired but the boat continued to approach.
“On reaching an area that represented a threat to the convoy, the protection ship tackled the boat according to the rules of engagement and targeted it, resulting in an explosion on the boat,” said Al-Mansour. “The protection ship continued escorting the convoy. After the escort task was completed, the protection ship returned to the site of the targeted boat to carry out a search-and-rescue operation for the crew of the target boat but no one was found.”