KSA stops hiring workers from Ethiopia

Updated 23 July 2013
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KSA stops hiring workers from Ethiopia

Saudi Arabia has slapped a temporary ban on recruitment of workers from Ethiopia.
The ban will continue until investigations are completed into the killing of Saudi children by some Ethiopian maids. The decision was taken by the Ministries of Interior and Labor, an official statement said.
Sherif Keri Osman, a senior diplomat at the Ethiopian Consulate, said his country had not received any information about the ban.
“Ethiopian authorities have not received any communication regarding the recruitment ban,” he told Arab News. Ethiopians were the most hit when Saudi authorities launched a crack down on illegal and undocumented workers.
Most Ethiopians enter the Kingdom through the southern border without any formal visa.
Everyday dozens of Ethiopians have been arrested on their way to Jeddah and Riyadh for illegally entering the Kingdom. There were incidents of violence inside the Kingdom’s prisons involving Ethiopians and other nationalities.


Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

Updated 20 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

  • Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis
  • The incident happened hours after the coalition warned of a “painful” response if the Houthis mounted new attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi air defense forces managed to intercept a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen headed in the direction of Saudi Arabia’s border province of Jazan on Friday.

Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis.

Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the coalition's spokesman, said the missile was monitored by the Saudi Air Force to have been launched from Yemen's Amran province at 10:16 p.m. Monday toward populated areas in the southern Saudi province of Najran.

The missile was intercepted before it could hit its target, Al-Maliki said.

The incident happened hours after the coalition warned of a “painful” response if the Houthis mounted new attacks on Saudi Arabia using what it said were Iran-supplied drones.

So far, the Houthis have launched over 100 missiles at Saudi cities and installations.