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

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.


Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

Updated 23 August 2019

Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

  • The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture

MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet’s life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah.

The museum’s executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet’s life and end with the Saudi era.

Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah’s architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

He said that the museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture.

Taher explained that when preparing the museum’s narrative, it was necessary to reconcile temporal and spatial contexts so they created an added moral and intellectual value for the visitor.

He added: “There are around 2,000 artifacts in the museum’s exhibition halls. These include antiquities, extremely accurate models, handicrafts, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage stamps, photographs and artworks.”

One of the museum’s most valuable exhibits is a large collection of rare pieces associated with important moments in the Prophet’s life and the history of Madinah. 

These include various parts of the Kaaba, rare coins used in Madinah during different eras, ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, jewelry and collectibles from the pre-Islamic era.

Taher said that the museum has a professional team of guides who speak several languages, including English, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.