Saudi forces shoot down 4 Houthi ballistic missiles

This screen grab from a video shared on social media shows a missile fired from the Saudi Patriot missile defense system toward an incoming ballistic missile fired by Houthi insurgents in Yemen early Tuesday.
Updated 28 March 2017
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Saudi forces shoot down 4 Houthi ballistic missiles

RIYADH: Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted four ballistic missiles launched by Houthi insurgents in Yemen toward the Saudi cities of Khamis Mushayt and Abha early Tuesday, the Saudi-led Arab Coalition said.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the Coalition command said the missiles were shot down and destroyed at 6:30 a.m. without causing any damage.
A short video shared on social media showed Saudi Patriot missiles intercepting the Houthi missiles.

 

VIDEO: Houthi missiles intercepted over Asir region

 

As a further counter-measure, Coalition air forces immediately targeted the launching sites in Yemen, the statement said.
It said the continued targeting by Houthi insurgents of Saudi cities with ballistic missiles “is the largest evidence of continuing smuggling of weapons to Yemen by all ways and means, especially from the port of Hodeidah.”
Coalition forces and the US Navy have separately intercepted Iranian weapons being sent to Houthis in the past two years.
Saudi Arabia has repeatedly accused Iran of fomenting unrest in the Middle East.


Chiefs of OIC, AOAD discuss Middle East agricultural development in Jeddah

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Chiefs of OIC, AOAD discuss Middle East agricultural development in Jeddah

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, met the director general of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), Dr. Ibrahim Adam Al-Dakhiri, in Jeddah on Sunday.
The two officials discussed ways to boost cooperation in various areas of mutual interest.
Keeping in view the role of agriculture in the region’s economy, the AOAD was established in 1970 with the aim of increasing cooperation between regional countries and boosting the agriculture sector.
It is a specialized organization working under the umbrella of the Arab League.