Saudi Arabia

King Salman approves hosting US troops in Saudi Arabia for regional security

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has approved hosting the United States military in his country to bolster both stability and security, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The SPA quoted a Ministry of Defence official who said US troops would enter the kingdom “to increase joint cooperation in defence of regional security and stability and to preserve its peace.” The Saudi Foreign…
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King of Saudi Arabia in Egypt for Official Visit

All eyes in the UK seem to be viewing the EU Arab League summit as an opportunity for the Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May to discuss Brexit with some of her EU partners. However, that is very much a side-show, and on Saturday, King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt for a state visit combined with attendance at the summit. It is being held at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm-El-Sheikh.
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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia chairs Defence Council meeting

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmanof Saudi Arabia has chaired the first meeting of the Defence Council in Riyadh. The purpose of the Council is essentially to have a strategic overview of Saudi Arabia and its defence capability. The meeting created governance councils to monitor key areas. These are; The Project Review and Investment Board, the Council of Services and Business, the…
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Saudi King's brother, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died

It has been announced in Saudi Arabia, that Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has passed away. The 87-year-old Prince was the half-brother of King Salman, and it was announced by the Royal Court that prayers would be said for him at the Royal Palace in Riyadh. His son, Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal announced the family would be accepting condolences from Sunday until Tuesday, between sunset and evening…
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