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Saudis condemn US 'interference' over Khashoggi death

Saudis condemn US 'interference' over Khashoggi death

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Saudi Arabia has rejected the US Senate's conclusion that its crown prince was responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In an unusually strong rebuke of the Senate, the kingdom said a resolution it drafted last week "contained blatant interferences" in its internal affairs and undermines its regional and international role.Saudi has continually denied that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the planning of Mr Khashoggi's death inside Istanbul's Saudi consulate in October. Image: Jamal Khashoggi was killed after going into the consulate on 2 October The kingdom has said it "categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations, in any manner, that disrespect its leadership...
Saudis shoot down missile aimed at palace

Saudis shoot down missile aimed at palace

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Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the royal palace in Riyadh.Mohammed Abdul-Salam, spokesman for the rebel Houthi movement in Yemen, said that a meeting of Saudi leaders at the Yamama Palace had been targeted - two hours before Saudi Arabia was due to announce the country's annual budget in a news conference expected to be attended by senior ministers.Saudi state television said the missile was intercepted just south of the city and that no casualties or damage had been reported.Witnesses in the capital have posted images on social media of smoke billowing into the air.:: Yemen: The civil war and humanitarian crisis explainedImage:The attempted strike comes a month after Houthi rebels launched this missile aimed at Saudi King Khaled airport. P...
Saudis 'declared war on Lebanon' – Hezbollah leader

Saudis 'declared war on Lebanon' – Hezbollah leader

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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has accused Saudi Arabia of declaring war on his country, days after Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation in the Saudi capital.Hassan Nasrallah said Saudi Arabia was holding Mr Hariri against his will.He also accused the Saudis of inciting Israel against Lebanon.The powerful Hezbollah Shia movement is an ally of Iran, which has been trading accusations with the Saudis of fuelling tension in Lebanon and the region.Mr Hariri said in a TV broadcast from Riyadh on Saturday he was stepping down because of an unspecified threat to his life. He also attacked Hezbollah and Iran.However, Lebanese President Michel Aoun and other senior politicians have demanded his return, amid suspicions that he is being held by the Saudis under house arrest and for...