F15 wings to be built in Saudi Arabia by Boeing

Marc Allen, president of Boeing International. (AN photo)
Updated 31 October 2017
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F15 wings to be built in Saudi Arabia by Boeing

WASHINGTON: Marc Allen, president of Boeing, told Al Arabiya TV that military aircraft wings and other parts will be built in Saudi Arabia.

“We are currently building wings for military aircraft along with other parts in Saudi Arabia,” Allen said on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia, “We are applying huge changes to turn F-15s to F15 SAs.”

“We are eager to see the developments envisioned by the Kingdom’s government through its Vision 2030,” he added.

Boeing signed a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia in May to provide sustainable services to a wide range of military platforms. This included purchasing Chinook helicopters and associated support services, as well as guided weapon systems, in addition to purchasing 16 wide-body planes.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.