5-year-old injured in Houthi missile attack on Jazan, southwestern Saudi Arabia

Yemeni troops continued to make advances against the Houthi militia near Sanaa (File/AFP)
Updated 04 July 2018
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5-year-old injured in Houthi missile attack on Jazan, southwestern Saudi Arabia

  •  Saudi Civil Defense Authority says the Katyusha rocket fired from Yemeni territory
  • Attack comes after Houthi leaders killed near Hodeidah

JEDDAH: A five-year-old boy has been injured after a missile, launched by Houthi militias, struck in Al-Ardah district in Jazan region, according to the Saudi Civil Defense Authority.
The authority’s media spokesperson in Jazan, Col. Yahya Al-Qahtani, said the projectile was a Katyusha rocket fired by members of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from within Yemeni territory.
The spokesman said the boy was transferred to hospital.

The attack came as Yemeni forces, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, made further advances to new positions in the Nahm front, east of the capital Sanaa.

The extensive fighting against the Houthis caused heavy loss of lives, Saudi Press Agency reported.

A Yemeni military source said “the forces of the Yemeni National Army, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched a wide attack, from several axes, on the sites of the Houthi militia headquarters in the Nahm front.

“The coalition was able to advance on a number of important sites, including the Nahud Mountains, the village of Al-Madfun, the Al-Rabah mountain range and the sites adjacent to the Salih district overlooking the Al-Mahali valley.”

The source said coalition aircraft targeted three gatherings of Houthi fighters west of Bayda.

Earlier, air raids by the Arab coalition killed several Houthi leaders on the west coast of Yemen while the national army and Popular Resistance advanced towards the eastern areas of Hodeidah.

According of the official news site of Yemen’s Ministry of Defense, the air raid targeted the headquarters of the Houthi militia in the district of Zabid, where several field leaders were meeting.


Saudi tourism chief to open Korean culture expo this week

Head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, speaks during an interview with AFP at the commission's headquarters in Riyadh, on December 18, 2017. (AFP)
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Saudi tourism chief to open Korean culture expo this week

  • The top diplomat said more than 440 Saudi students are currently studying in Korea

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), and Prof. Bae Kidong, director general of the National Museum of Korea, will jointly inaugurate the first-ever exhibition of Korean history and culture on Dec. 19.
The three-month long cultural jamboree will feature glorious history and heritage of South Korea in the Kingdom.
“The SCTH and the Korean National Museum are jointly organizing this exhibition on Korean history and culture from Dec. 19, 2018, to March 15, 2019, in Riyadh,” said Korean Ambassador Jo Byung-wook. Jo said the exhibition is the continuation of a series of cultural exchanges between the two countries that started with the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition jointly organized by the SCTH and the Korean National Museum in Seoul last year.
The “Roads of Arabia” exhibition was a huge success that attracted tens of thousands of Koreans to Saudi history and culture, he added.
We expect the Korean culture and history exhibition in Riyadh to be equally successful,” said the envoy.
“The Korean exposition will promote the mutual understanding and goodwill between Korea and Saudi Arabia,” he said.
He said the total number of Saudis, who visited Korea in 2017 exceeded 11,300, which represents a marked increase over the past years.
“In fact, it is very encouraging to see more and more Saudis choose Korea as their destination for business, tourism, higher education, and health care,” he added.
The top diplomat said more than 440 Saudi students are currently studying in Korea.
Korea, he said, has played a key role in the development of the Kingdom’s infrastructure while Riyadh has been a stable energy supplier to Seoul.