Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai

A Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs source condemned an attack in which fifteen Egyptian military personnel were either killed or wounded on Saturday in North Sinai (File/ AFP)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai

JEDDAH: A Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs source condemned an attack in which fifteen Egyptian military personnel were either killed or wounded on Saturday in North Sinai, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The breakdown of military casualties was not immediately clear, but seven militants were confirmed to have been killed in the clash. Daesh later claimed responsibility for the attack on its news agency AMAQ.
The source added that the Kingdom stands with Egypt in its fight against terrorism and offered its condolences to the victims’ families and the Egyptian people.
Security forces launched a campaign a year ago against militants focused on Egypt's Sinai peninsula, and say they have killed several hundred militants since then.
Since 2013, militants have repeatedly targeted security checkpoints and Egypt's Christian minority.


Saudi Arabia's crown prince receives China’s defense minister

Updated 26 March 2019
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince receives China’s defense minister

  • Discussed relations, particularly in military and defense fields
  • Also spoke about developments in the Middle East

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received China's defense minister General Wei Fenghe on Tuesday at his office in Riyadh's Al-Maathar district

During the meeting, the two discussed relations between their nations, particularly in the fields of defense and development opportunities between the two.

They also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East region and the efforts by both coutnries made exerted toward them.

More to follow.