Conversion of Yemeni visitor ID to Iqama will end in 2 weeks

Updated 28 November 2017
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Conversion of Yemeni visitor ID to Iqama will end in 2 weeks

RIYADH: The General Directorate of Passports (GDP) confirmed, according to the Ein Al-Youm website on November 25, that the Yemeni visitor ID cannot be converted to a residency permit (Iqama) after its expiry on Rabi’ Al-Awwal 20 (Hijri calendar).

The GDP’s explanation came on its Twitter account while replying to a Yemeni visitor who asked: “If the current visitor ID expires, can I covert it to an Iqama? Or should be it be valid? And is it possible to extend and visitor ID for the sixth time?”

The GDP answered that the conditions of converting a visitor ID to an Iqama “state that the visitor ID must be valid.”


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.