Saudi, Pakistan ministers meet

During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan, especially on cultural issues. (SPA)
Updated 18 February 2019

Saudi, Pakistan ministers meet

  • Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan met with Pakistan’s Minister of Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday
  • During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan, especially on cultural issues

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan met with Pakistan’s Minister of Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s royal visit to Pakistan on the first leg of his Asia tour, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan, especially on cultural issues, and discussed prospects for joint cooperation and the development of opportunities for bilateral initiatives


Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

Updated 50 min 40 sec ago

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.