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.


Saudi Arabia to host Global Aviation Summit 2019

Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation Nabil Al-Amoudi. (Supplied)
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Saudi Arabia to host Global Aviation Summit 2019

  • The summit will review the plans of the civil aviation sector in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030

RIYADH: The Saudi capital will host the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in April under the patronage of King Salman.
Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Nabil Al-Amoudi expressed his gratitude to the king for his support of the aviation sector and the summit, to be held on April 1 and 2 at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh.
“This continuous attention contributed to enhancing the role of the Kingdom on a global level in the field of air transport,” the GACA chairman told Arab News.
Al-Amoudi said that the summit was one of the most important international events in air transport as it represented an opportunity to share knowledge on future policies, regulation and investment opportunities, as well as discussing the security and safety of the civil aviation system.
The summit will review the plans of the civil aviation sector in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. It will also provide a chance to highlight the participation of women in civil aviation and their contributions in developing this vital sector, he said.
The summit was a platform to discuss best international practices, the most important of which were in safety and security, environmental protection and innovation in aviation technology.