Yemeni president visits HQ of Saudi-led coalition backing his internationally recognized government

Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi visits the Joint Forces Command of the Saudi-led coalition on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 12 May 2018
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Yemeni president visits HQ of Saudi-led coalition backing his internationally recognized government

  • Hadi cites role of the Saudi-led coalition, the national army and the Yemeni people in rejecting the Houthi militia.
  • Hadi was received by Lt. Gen. Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces.

Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi visited the Joint Forces Command of the Saudi-led coalition backing the country’s internationally recognized government. 

He was received by Lt. Gen. Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces. Hadi was briefed about the coalition’s military operations in Yemen, and discussed the national army’s field operations.

He praised the role of the coalition, the national army and the Yemeni people in rejecting the Houthi militia, which he said will not be allowed to continue humiliating his compatriots.

The coalition is also working with the international community to stop recruiting children to fight in Yemen.

In January 2018, the foreign ministers of the coalition members announced a $1.5 billion humanitarian aid package for Yemen.

The estimated number of Yemeni people in need of humanitarian help is close to 21 million, 10 million of whom are in dire need.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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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.