Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Houthi militia towards Jazan

Updated 22 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Houthi militia towards Jazan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said its air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen by Houthi militia toward the southern province of Jazan on Saturday evening.

It is the latest in a long line of missiles fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia toward the Kingdom, which have so far caused the deaths of 112 civilians and residents and injuring hundreds.

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Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

Updated 20 min 2 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

  • Al-Jubeir says world stands united in solidarity with Muslims
  • Praised NZ's prime minister, government and people for the response to attack

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Monday that the world stands united in solidarity with Muslims after the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, which killed 50 people.

Taking to Twitter, Al-Jubeir also said that the incident proved that terrorism had "no religion or race."

He added: "New Zealand is a safe, peaceful and open country for all, and what the prime minister, the government and the people of New Zealand have done is proof of that."

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READ MORE ARAB NEWS COVERAGE OF CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS HERE

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His statements follow condemnation of the attacks by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The king was praised for his “strong and firm” response to Friday’s terrorist attack by Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Dr. Al-Othaimeen said: “The words of King Salman come as support for the OIC, its committees, institutions and administrations, to control and combat Islamophobia.”