Riyadh responds to unauthorised drone flying over city

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An unnamed senior Saudi official told a foreign news agency that Saudi Arabia's King Salman was not in his palace at the time of the incident.

Saudi security forces shot down a small toy drone in the capital Riyadh on Saturday, the state news agency reported on Saturday.

On April 18 2018, the Saudi government opened the country's first cinema in 30 years at the King Abdullah Financial Centre in the capital, Riyadh.

The report came against a backdrop of widespread criticism of the kingdom over its awful human rights record, including the censorship of free speech, indiscriminate incarceration of citizens with no due process, or the lack of basic freedoms for women and girls.

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Local media quoted Saudi police as saying that that a toy drone flying over the Al Khuzama neighborhood in Riyadh, where the royal palace is located, was shot down. Reuters was unable to independently verify the videos' authenticity. The official added that the government will introduce rules to regulate the use of recreational drones. Saudi Arabia claims to have intercepted majority.

The movements have assisted Prince Mohammed unite his position at a state in which electricity had been shared one of figures exercised significant influence and princes for decades.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud looks on during a meeting with China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 13, 2014.

Saudi Arabia is also embroiled in a long-running conflict with Iran-backed Huthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, dubbed by the United Nations as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.