Houthi militias ‘violating Yemen education system’

Yemeni school girls walk outside a school on March 16, 2017, that was damaged in an air strike in the southern Yemeni city of Taez. (AFP)
Updated 26 March 2017
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Houthi militias ‘violating Yemen education system’

ADEN: Houthi militias and those of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh are hijacking education in Yemen, officials have said.
School curriculums are being changed “in accordance with instructions of foreign agendas, to dictate sectarianism,” it has been reported.
Maj. Gen. Hussein Arab, Yemen’s deputy premier and interior minister, said the militias are pumping sectarian thought into the curriculum, according to a Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report.
Yemen’s minister of education reportedly said that the Houthi militias have destroyed 1,700 schools during the war they launched about two years ago. The Ministry of Education is making great efforts to develop a program to sustain the comprehensive rehabilitation of students and pupils.
The Houthi group had ordered the printing of more than 11,000 small pamphlets bearing the thoughts of Hussein Al-Houthi and the group’s slogans for distribution, at schools controlled either by the militias or forces loyal to deposed Saleh, Yemeni independent sources reported. 

 


Saudi air defenses shoot down missiles heading for Makkah and Jeddah

Updated 20 May 2019
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Saudi air defenses shoot down missiles heading for Makkah and Jeddah

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces on Monday shot down two ballistic missiles heading towards Jeddah and Makkah, Al-Arabiya reported Monday, citing eyewitnesses.

The report said the missiles were shot down near Taif, just 50 kilometers from Makkah.

Al-Arabiya said Saudi authorities are expected to issue a formal statement later.

Houthi militants in Yemen have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia.

In 2016 and 2017 the Arab Coalition supporting the Yemeni government said the militia had launched a missile towards Makkah.