Saudi Arabia’s Madinah hit by multiple tremors

One of Saudi Arabia’s holiest cities was hit by three tremors on Tuesday- measuring 0.75 t0 0.95 magnitude on the Richter scale. (Shutterstock)
Updated 17 January 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Madinah hit by multiple tremors

MADINAH, Saudi Arabia: One of Saudi Arabia’s holiest cities was hit by three tremors on Tuesday — measuring 0.75 t0 0.95 magnitude on the Richter scale.
Hani Zahran, director general of the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes at the Saudi Geological Survey, told Arab News that the tremors were aftereffects of Tuesday’s 2.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the city. He said there was no reason for people to panic.
City officials confirmed Tuesday there were no reports of damage from the earthquake.
The center of the earthquake was 14km north-west of Madinah at a depth of 7 kilometers below the surface.


Saudi defenses intercept Houthi missile fired at Najran

Updated 25 May 2018
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Saudi defenses intercept Houthi missile fired at Najran

  • The Saudi Royal Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile headed towards Najran
  • The missile was spotted at 00:39 Saudi time and was said to be fired by the Houthi militia in Yemen

The Saudi Royal Air Defense Force intercepted on Friday morning a ballistic missile headed towards Najran.

The missile was spotted at 00:39 Saudi time and was said to be fired by the Houthi militia in Yemen.

The Houthis deliberately fired the missile towards Najran, targeting civilian and populated areas, coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Najran without causing casualties, Al-Maliki said.

The Houthi miltias claimed the attack via their news outlet Al-Masirah, saying the "Badr 1" missile had targeted Najran.

The Iran-backed insurgents have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

(With AFP)