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DOHA: The Amir, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, made a phone call to Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

During the call, both leaders discussed the latest regional and international developments, and expressed their keenness to promote joint Arab and Gulf action.

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The Amir also affirmed Qatar’s firm support for the government and people of Saudi Arabia and everything that would enhance the security, stability and sovereignty of Saudi Arabia and considers its stability an integral part of the stability of Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council system.

Earlier, US intelligence agencies have said in a newly declassified intelligence report that Saudi crown prince approved the 2018 murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

After the publication of the report, the Gulf countries have expressed their support to Saudi crown prince.

Missile attack

Also, the Saudi-led military coalition announced the thwarting of a missile attack against Saudi Arabia that it blamed on Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Brigadier-General Turki Al Malki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said in a statement the Houthis launched a ballistic missile towards Riyadh and three booby-trapped drones towards the province of Jizan, with a fourth towards the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.

No casualties were reported, although state-run Al Ekhbariya television said fragments of the missile scattered over several Riyadh neighbourhoods, damaging at least one home.