Saudi air defense units intercept two ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militia on Najran

Saudi Arabia’s air defense units intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militias from inside Yemeni territory. (REUTERS)
Updated 07 May 2018
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Saudi air defense units intercept two ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militia on Najran

  • The southern city of Najran - close to the border with Yemen, has come under fire before
  • Iranian-backed Houthi militia have launched several missiles at Saudi Arabia in recent months

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s air defense units intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militias from inside Yemeni territory that were targeted toward the city of Najran.
Colonel Turki al-Maliki, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition forces helping Yemen's legitimate government, said that air defense forces detected the missiles being launched at 8:47 p.m. Sunday from the governorate of Amran by Houthi militia.
Al-Maliki said the Houthis deliberately targeted civilian and populated areas, but the Saudi Royal Air Defense forces were able to intercept two two missiles.
Fragments of the missiles fell on residential neighborhoods but no injuries or damage were reported so far, he said.
Al-Maliki said that "this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime" in supplying weapons to the Houthis.


Bollywood comes to Saudi Arabia

Updated 7 min 43 sec ago
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Bollywood comes to Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will host several concerts featuring major Bollywood performers after the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Indian entertainment companies on Wednesday.
The agreements were reached during the Saudi-Indian Forum that was held in the latter’s capital, New Delhi, during the visit of the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the South Asian nation.
Over 400 people attended the opening day of the forum, including government officials and businessmen from both countries. It included an exhibition called “Invest in Saudi Arabia,” in which several Saudi companies showcased their services, expertise and missions to their Indian counterparts, to facilitate investment from the subcontinent in the Kingdom’s burgeoning private sector.
The MoUs, signed by the GEA’s chief information officer, Ibrahim Al-Moqbil, were agreed with the creative agency Totem Spot FZE, to plan Bollywood concerts in the Kingdom in 2019, and entertainment agency BToS Productions, to manage the concerts for the Bollywood stars, as well as for other international musicians performing in Saudi Arabia later this year.