Palestinian baby Haneen ‘stable’ after separation surgery in Saudi Arabia

Haneen lies on a bed after she was separated from her sister Farah, at King Abdullah Specialist Children hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 9, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 12 January 2018
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Palestinian baby Haneen ‘stable’ after separation surgery in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The condition of the Palestinian girl Haneen, who underwent successful separation surgery from her twin four days ago, is now stable.
The surgery was conducted following the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last Sunday at the King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital in Riyadh.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), who was head of the medical and surgical team for the separation surgery said that all medical indicators were stable and the girl had started to breathe well on her own, meaning she no longer needed the assistance of a ventilator.
“Haneen has begun to react normally, and there are no negative indicators. Haneen is expected to stay in the children’s intensive care unit for several days until her health stabilizes and then be transferred to the children’s ward for medical rehabilitation,” Al-Rabeeah said.


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.