Outgoing Chinese envoy meets King Salman

King Salman receives outgoing Chinese Ambassador Li Huaxin at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 12 March 2019
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Outgoing Chinese envoy meets King Salman

  • Saudi Olympic National Team players warded with King Abdul Aziz Medals

The outgoing Chinese envoy, Li Huaxin, on Sunday visited King Salman to bid him farewell at the end of his term.  Saudi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf was also present during the meeting.

On Sunday, the King awarded the Saudi Olympic National Team players with the King Abdul Aziz Medal for the First and Second Classes in appreciation of their performance at the Third Olympic Youth Games in Argentina.

The King congratulated the delegation on their achievement and wished them success in all future events.

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the board of directors of the General Sport Authority, and chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Fahad bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz bin Musaid, head of the delegation and members of technical and administrative staff attended the reception.

King Salman granted the King Abdul Aziz Medal of First Class to the Olympic gold medalist, Mohammed bin Ayedh Al-Asiri, and the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the Second Class to bronze medals winners Mohammed bin Dhaim Al-Ma'awi and Ali bin Yusuf Al-Othman.

 


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.