Anti-terror motorbike parade to swarm Riyadh streets

Harley Davidson fans will gather today in Riyadh for the anti- terrorism parade. (Photo courtesy: HOG Jeddah Chapter, Facebook)
Updated 19 May 2017
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Anti-terror motorbike parade to swarm Riyadh streets

JEDDAH: More than 200 motorcyclists will cruise Riyadh Friday in a parade calling for tolerance and countering terrorism, the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) told Arab News.
“The parade will start from Al-Diriyah… and end at the stadium of Al-Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, where a car race will kick off,” a GEA source said.
The event will include bikers from Harley Owners Group (HOG) in Jeddah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province.
“We were approached by the GEA to take part in this parade,” Jamil Ayas, Jeddah’s Harley Davidson manager, told Arab News.
“I’m honored to be part of the event and I’m fully supportive of it. I think the whole world should support such event.”
Some 50 bikers will be coming from Jeddah while more will be coming from the Eastern Province and Riyadh.
Ayas said the HOG Jeddah chapter gets approached to participate in public and charity events. “We previously participated in health-related events and functions for special needs.”
Friday’s motorbike parade will take place from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.


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.