Yemen has launched 119 ballistic missiles targeted at Saudi Arabia — Coalition

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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen. (AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen. ((AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen. (AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen. (AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen. (AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen. (AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen. (AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen.(AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen.(AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen.(AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
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Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen.(AN Photo: Essa Al-Doubisi, Bashear Saleh)
Updated 17 April 2018
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Yemen has launched 119 ballistic missiles targeted at Saudi Arabia — Coalition

  • The Coalition has destroyed 737 Houthi positions, says spokesman
  • Iran-accused of arming Houthis with drones for use against KSA

JEDDAH: Yemeni rebels have launched 119 ballistic missiles targeted at Saudi Arabia, most of which have been intercepted before they could hit their targets, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday.
In a press conference in Alkhobar, Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki also presented pictures of unmanned Iranian aircraft possessed by Houthi militias in Yemen, which he said were being used against the Kingdom.
He said the Iran-backed terrorist group tried to target Abha airport in western Saudi Arabia with a drone.
Reporting on the progress of the war in Yemen, Al-Maliki said the coalition has destroyed 737 Houthi positions. He accused the terrorist group of transforming Sanaa airport into a military barracks.
He said the Yemeni army has managed to cleanse the Midi, a coastal city near the Saudi border province of Jazan.
An operation to clear Al-Jawf, close to Najran, of Houthi militants is ongoing, he said.


LuLu opens Saudi Arabia's largest store in Riyadh

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LuLu opens Saudi Arabia's largest store in Riyadh

JEDDAH: LuLu Group recently opened its 150th hypermarket in Riyadh. It was inaugurated by Ibrahim Al-Omer, governor of Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA); Ibrahim Al-Suwail, deputy governor of SAGIA; along with Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman; Shehim Mohammed, LuLu Saudi director; and other dignitaries and royal family members.
Located at the newly launched Atyaf Mall in Yarmouk, the hypermarket, the 13th in the country and the Kingdom’s largest, is spread across 220,000-square-feet.
Yusuff Ali M.A. said: “We are absolutely delighted to open our group’s 150th and Saudi Arabia’s 13 hypermarket in Riyadh and I am sure the shoppers here will be pleased by the new retail experience we have created. Through our internationally sourced quality products and enthusiastic staff, LuLu has been the most preferred destination for different nationalities and we will continue to preserve this identity with our new store.”
He added: “We see tremendous growth opportunities in the Kingdom and are glad to be part of the Vision 2030 by further expanding our presence here. We will open another 15 hypermarkets by 2020 at an investment of SR1 billion ($266 million) out of which five will be opened this year itself. This includes three hypermarkets in Riyadh followed by one each in Tabuk and Dammam. This is apart from the SR1 billion we have already invested in the Kingdom till now.”
The group currently employs more than 3,000 Saudi nationals, out of which 1,400 are women, amounting to 40 percent of Saudization.
“Our goal is to give employment to 6,000 Saudi nationals by the end of 2020. We have a very elaborate and effective multi-level training program, through which we not only train them here but also send the local recruits to other regions in the GCC and India for training in various departments. We have also tied up with Saudi vocational institutions and universities in this regard,” the LuLu Group chairman said.