Yemeni army frees a strategic mountain range in Al-Jouf

Yemeni Soldiers loyal to the Houthi militia march in the capital Sanaa. (AFP)
Updated 30 October 2018
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Yemeni army frees a strategic mountain range in Al-Jouf

DUBAI: Yemen’s army seized control of a strategic mountain range from the Houthi militia in Al-Jouf province, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

A senior military official issued a statement to the Yemeni Ministry of Defense’s website, September Net, saying that the joint military operation carried out by the national army backed by the Arab Coalition succeeded in retaking the mountain range from the Houthis.


Kuwait shuts government offices and schools ahead of next wave of extreme weather

Updated 34 min 7 sec ago
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Kuwait shuts government offices and schools ahead of next wave of extreme weather

  • Kuwait will witness heavy rainfall with the possibility of torrential rains in some areas
  • The warning comes after one person was killed and more than 400 injured in flooding last week

JEDDDAH: Kuwait will shut government ministries, state institutions and schools from Wednesday after forecasters warned of three days of extreme weather.

The General Directorate of Meteorology, said Kuwait will witness heavy rainfall with the possibility of torrential rains in some areas, the state news agency KUNA reported.

The warning comes after one person was killed and more than 400 injured in flooding last week.

The supreme committee for emergency operations at Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has intensified its efforts to prepare for the unstable weather.

Work has been underway to clear waterways and drains to avoid the the build up of flood water on the streets and main roads, as well as in tunnels.