Saudi Cabinet announces MoU with UN environment program

King Salman chairs the weekly Cabinet session in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 13 March 2019

Saudi Cabinet announces MoU with UN environment program

  • During the session, the king briefing the Cabinet on his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri

The Council of Ministers on Tuesday announced collaboration between the Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and the UN Environment Program to draft a strategic cooperation agreement. 

The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, also authorized the minister to sign the Statute of the Arab Environment Facility, which was approved by the Economic and Social League of Arab States and the Council of the Arab League Council.

The Cabinet also decided to approve a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Energy and Industry and Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for cooperation in clean energy.

The king briefing the Cabinet on his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. 

According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency, Minister of Information Turki Al-Shabana said that the Cabinet reviewed several reports on developments in the Arab, regional and international fields. 


Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

Updated 22 August 2019

Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

  • Houthis claimed 10 drones which hit a Saudi natural gas liquefaction plant
  • The Arab coalition said the Houthis are becoming desperate because of their losses

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt city in south west Saudi Arabia, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

It was the latest in a spate of drone attacks claimed by the Houthi militia in recent weeks, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border.

Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition were taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept the drones and stop attacks,

And said the the repeated attacks showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate as they continued to lose on a daily basis.