King Salman extends Saudi National Day break to Monday

Updated 23 September 2018

King Salman extends Saudi National Day break to Monday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a one day extension to the National Day break.
The Kingdom's National Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 23, is a national holiday in Saudi Arabia. The additional day will mean that Monday is also an off day.


Arab coalition destroys Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt, Jazan

Updated 24 August 2019

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt, Jazan

  • Two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt were also destroyed on Thursday
  • Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition is taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept Houthi drones

RIYADH: The Arab coalition destroyed Houthi drones targeting the southwestern Saudi cities of Khamis Mushayt and Jazan on Saturday, coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.

Two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt were also destroyed on Thursday. 

The attack is the latest in a spate of Houthi attempts to target Saudi Arabia, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border.

Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition is taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept Houthi drones and stop attacks,