15 Houthis killed attempting to launch missile at Saudi Arabia from Yemen

5 Houthi militants were killed attempting to launch ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia from Al-Tayyar district in Saada. (File/Reuters)
Updated 10 January 2019
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15 Houthis killed attempting to launch missile at Saudi Arabia from Yemen

  • The missile, which targeted Saudi Arabia, was launched from Saada province's Al-Tayyar district
  • The United Nations envoy for Yemen held talks on Tuesday with the country’s president, as he sought to shore up a truce in key port Hodeidah

DUBAI: At least 15 Houthi militants were killed attempting to launch a ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia from Al-Tayyar district in Saada province on Wednesday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The United Nations envoy for Yemen held talks on Tuesday with the country’s president, as he sought to shore up a truce in key port Hodeidah.

Martin Griffiths met with the Yemeni authorities after seeing Houthi militant leaders in Sanaa on a tour aimed at ensuring both sides make good on a ceasefire deal agreed in Sweden last month.

Yemen’s internationally recognized leader Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi expressed his “support for the efforts and work” of Griffiths at the talks in the Saudi capital, the Saba news agency reported.


UK rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz: defense minister

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UK rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz: defense minister

  • Relations between Tehran and the West have been increasingly strained
  • Britain earlier seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

LONDON: Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran over the passage of vessels in the Gulf.
Relations between Tehran and the West have been increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar and London said the British Heritage, operated by oil company BP, had been approached in the strait between Iran and the Arabian peninsula.
“We are rightly concerned about protecting our goods in the Straits of Hormuz,” she said.