US approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test. (Reuters)
Updated 06 October 2017
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US approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.
The proposed sale “will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a friendly country” and will not alter the basic military balance in the region, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation agency said in a statement.
Lockheed Martin Co. and Raytheon Co. are the principal contractors for THAAD or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense.


KSRelief entertains children, orphans’ families in Yemen

The children expressed their happiness to be briefed about their country’s culture. (SPA)
Updated 19 September 2018
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KSRelief entertains children, orphans’ families in Yemen

  • KSRelief is working to rehabilitate 241 children recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias from several Yemeni governorates as part of its humanitarian project, which aims to return 2,000 children in Yemen to their normal lives.

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has organized an entertainment trip for 26 children formerly recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias. The will be taken to see touristic and historical landmarks in Marib governorate, as part of the center’s rehabilitation program to rehabilitate 80 children.

The children expressed their happiness to be briefed about their country’s culture, where they visited the Throne of Bilqis, the old and new Marib Dam, and saw the flow of water through the irrigation channels extending over Wadi Obeida.

The trip included entertainment activities and sports competitions, which added an atmosphere of fun in order to rid children of the effects of forced recruitment.

KSRelief is working to rehabilitate 241 children recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias from several Yemeni governorates as part of its humanitarian project, which aims to return 2,000 children in Yemen to their normal lives.

The center also organized a day trip in Hadhramaut for 50 families supporting 218 orphans.