Saudi Arabia destroys Houthi ballistic missile fired toward Najran

Najran was previously hit on Nov. 2 by a ballistic missile from the Houthis. (File/Reuters)
Updated 29 December 2018
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Saudi Arabia destroys Houthi ballistic missile fired toward Najran

  • The ballistic missile is the second in 24 hours targeting Saudi territory
  • The launch of the Houthi missile towards the Kingdom violates the agreement signed by the Houthi militias in Sweden

DUBAI: The Saudi air defense on Saturday destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia in the direction of Najran in Saudi Arabia, sources told Al-Arabiya.

The ballistic missile is the second in 24 hours targeting Saudi territory.

The launch of the Houthi missile towards the Kingdom violates the agreement signed by the Houthi militias in Sweden with the Yemeni government.

Najran was previously hit on Nov. 2 by a ballistic missile from the Houthis, but coalition forces succeeded in intercepting it without causing any injuries.

The spokesman for the Arab coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, has said that the Houthis continue to threaten regional and international security, and are violating international humanitarian law.

The Houthis fired more than 206 rockets at Saudi Arabia so far, killing more than 211 civilians and residents, as well as injuring hundreds.


King Salman invites Indonesian centenarian to perform Hajj

Updated 18 July 2019
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King Salman invites Indonesian centenarian to perform Hajj

  • The man said he and his family can’t financially afford to perform Hajj
  • He was welcomed by the Saudi ambassador to Indonesia

DUBAI: King Salman has invited an Indonesian man, who is reportedly 140 years old, and his family to perform Hajj, the Saudi embassy in Jakarta said on Wednesday.
“The Custodian of the Two Holy mosques invites elderly Indonesian man and his family to perform Hajj,” the embassy tweeted.

The centenarian sent his appeal to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a video, asking the Saudi rulers to invite him and his daughters to perform Hajj for the first time, as they were unable to afford it on their own.
Social media users shared his video, in which he and two of his daughters explained their situation in Arabic

The man was hosted by Saudi ambassador to Indonesia Esam Al-Thagafi in Jakarta, who broke the good news to him.
The Saudi rulers saw the video and Hajj authorities will take care of their travels and necessities, Al-Thagafi told the man and his family.

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and Muslims should aim to perform the ritual at least once in their lifetime.