New science center in Madinah

Updated 23 December 2012
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New science center in Madinah

Riyadh: Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Minister of Education and Chairman of scientific Centers in the Kingdom, announced today the forthcoming laying of the foundation stone of a scientific center in the Madinah area.
The center will occupy an area of over 40,000 square meters and will be built in accordance with the latest specifications and international standards in the design of scientific centers.
The center will part of the projects to build 14 scientific centers in a number of regions and governorates of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Minister of Education made the announcement while chairing this morning a meeting here, of the Board of Directors of scientific centers.
The meeting dealt with discussions on the Board’s plans, strategic partnerships and mechanisms of action for the upcoming period.

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Saudi defenses intercept Houthi missile fired at Najran

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Saudi defenses intercept Houthi missile fired at Najran

  • The Saudi Royal Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile headed towards Najran
  • The missile was spotted at 00:39 Saudi time and was said to be fired by the Houthi militia in Yemen

The Saudi Royal Air Defense Force intercepted on Friday morning a ballistic missile headed towards Najran.

The missile was spotted at 00:39 Saudi time and was said to be fired by the Houthi militia in Yemen.

The Houthis deliberately fired the missile towards Najran, targeting civilian and populated areas, coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Najran without causing casualties, Al-Maliki said.

The Houthi miltias claimed the attack via their news outlet Al-Masirah, saying the "Badr 1" missile had targeted Najran.

The Iran-backed insurgents have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

(With AFP)