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A Yemeni child receives a diphtheria vaccine at a health center in the capital Sana’a

A Yemeni child receives a diphtheria vaccine at a health center in the capital Sana’a

The plaintiff, who has not been named, alleges he was carrying out refurbishment and decoration work at Princess Hassa's luxury apartment on Avenue Foch in September 2016.

In a statement released late on Thursday, Bahram Qassemi deplored Bin Salman's recent comments against Iran, saying, "His remarks do not merit a response, because he is a delusional person with an immature mind, who tells nothing but lies... and regards politics as only making untimely harsh remarks without prudence". The royal's warrant was issued in December 2017.

The incident took place almost 18 months ago when a local plumber was hired to do some refurbishment work at the Avenue Foch apartment in Paris for the princess.

The Saudi princess saw the plumber snap photos of her apartment and accused him of wanting to sell the images to the press. He alleges she then ordered a bodyguard to assault him, saying he was punched in the face, his hands were tied and he was then forced to kiss the princess's feet. "He doesn't deserve to live", she allegedly shouted.

He was allowed to leave a few hours later with his tools being confiscated.

However, French media now reports that a new warrant has been issued for the princess on whose orders the bodyguard was acting.

The agreement signed between Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan and Central Bank of Yemen governor Mohammed Mansour Zemam aims at shoring up the weak currency in a country divided by almost three years of civil war between the internationally recognised government, backed by Riyadh, based in the south, and the Iran-aligned Houthi movement which controls the north including the capital Sana'a.

The crown prince also compared Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Adolf Hitler, explaining, "he wants to create his own project in the Middle East very much like Hitler who wanted to expand at the time".

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