Top Guinea medal for King

Updated 21 March 2016
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Top Guinea medal for King

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman being decorated with the Supreme Medal of the Republic of Guinea by President Alpha Conde. Conde also presented an appreciation certificate in recognition of King Salman’s efforts to consolidate peace in the world. Later, both leaders held talks at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)


Saudi Arabia urges global community to deter maritime trade disruptions

Updated 19 min 13 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia urges global community to deter maritime trade disruptions

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that Iran’s interception of commercial vessels, including its seizure of a British tanker, in Gulf waters was a violation of international law and urged the global community to deter such actions.
“Any disruption of the freedom of international maritime traffic is considered a violation of international law and the international community must do what is necessary to reject it and deter it,” the Saudi cabinet said in a statement carried on state media.
Iran said on Friday it had seized Britain’s Stena Impero tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia and suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.
Britain described the seizure as an act of “state piracy” and called for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the world’s most important oil artery.