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.


Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions — prime minister

Updated 25 min 2 sec ago
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Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions — prime minister

BAGHDAD: Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.
He said there were no Iraqi groups that wanted to push toward a war, two days after a rocket fired in Baghdad landed close to the US embassy.

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