Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias towards Jazan

Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias in the direction of Jazan. (Reuters)
Updated 11 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias towards Jazan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia intercepted Friday a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias in the direction of Jazan, according to the coalition battling them in neighboring Yemen. 

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses intercepted the ballistic missile that was launched by Houthi militias from Yemen’s Saadah governorate. The missile was fired at Jazan but was intercepted. 

Coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki said that the missile was fired towards Jazan in Saudi Arabia and aimed to target areas populated by civilians. 

Earlier on in the week, two ballistic missiles were fired at the Saudi capital Riyadh. 

Al-Maliki blamed the attack on “militiamen and terrorists, vassals of Iran” who try to “threaten the security of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world.”


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.