King Salman holds talks with Palestinian president

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives a commemorative gift from President Mahmud Abbas of the State of Palestine at the king’s palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman holds talks with President Mahmud Abbas of the State of Palestine at the king’s palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives a commemorative gift from President Mahmud Abbas of the State of Palestine at the king’s palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 19 June 2016
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King Salman holds talks with Palestinian president

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received at Al-Salam palace on Sunday President Mahmud Abbas of the State of Palestine, who is currently on a visit to the kingdom.
In their talks, King Salman emphasized the kingdom’s firm stance toward the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
The latest developments in the Palestinian territories were also reviewed.
The talks were attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and interior minister; Prince Khalid al-Faisal, adviser to the king and governor of Makkah region; Prince Mansour bin Miteb, minister of state, cabinet member and adviser to the king; Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, minister of national guard; Minister of State and Cabinet Member Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nizar bin Obaid Madani.
With President Abbas were Palestinian Ambassador to the Kingdom Bassem Abdullah Al-Agha and other officials.


Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

Updated 20 June 2019
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Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

  • Saudi officials are working to identify the missile
  • The Houthi militants claimed the attack

DUBAI: A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Military and security organs were working to identify the type of rocket that was fired, Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said in the report.
The Houthi militants claimed responsibility for the attack through their media channels.
The attack constitutes a war crime, as it targets civilian facilities, and shows that Iran is supplying new weaponry for the militants, Al-Maliki said, adding that the Houthis continue to use Hodeidah port to smuggle arms and endanger regional and international peace.
The Arab coalition would take immediate action to protect civilians against the Houthi attacks, Al-Maliki said.