King Salman receives foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea

King Salman meets Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 11 April 2019
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King Salman receives foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea

RIYADH: King Salman was visited by the foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea on Wednesday and received messages from the king of Morocco and the president of Eritrea.

Nasser Bourita, the Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation delivered greetings from King Mohammed VI during a meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace, which were reciprocated by King Salman.

Osman Saleh, the Eritrean minister of foreign affairs conveyed greetings to King Salman from Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki at a separate meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace, while the king extended his greetings to the president.

Both meetings were attended by Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of State Musaed Al-Aiban, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of State for African Countries’ Affairs Ahmed Qattan, Moroccan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mustapha Mansouri and Saudi Ambassador to Eritrea Saqr bin Suleiman Al-Qurashi.


Houthis target Saudi civilian facility in Najran with explosives-laden drone

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Houthis target Saudi civilian facility in Najran with explosives-laden drone

  • 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.