Saudi soldiers get Yemen war bonus from king

Saudi soldiers fire shells towards Yemen from a post close to the Saudi-Yemeni border, on April 13, 2015Saudi soldiers on the front lines of the war in Yemen are getting a month’s extra salary from King Salman, official media said. King Salman “has ordered paying a month’s salary to active participants at the front lines” of the Yemen operation, which began in March last year, the Saudi Press Agency reported late Sunday. In April, Saudi Arabia announced its wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan to diversify the oil-dependent economy.

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