UAE official praises Saudi king's role in regional stability

Speaker of the UAE’s Federal National Council, Dr. Amal Al-Qubaisi. (Supplied)
Updated 20 February 2019
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UAE official praises Saudi king's role in regional stability

  • Al-Qubaisi said that the king’s service is not only to his own people, but to all Gulf Cooperation Council countries

JEDDAH: The speaker of the UAE’s Federal National Council, Dr. Amal Al-Qubaisi, praised King Salman and the strength of the relationship between the two nations during a visit to the UAE by Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, her counterpart at the Saudi Shoura Council.
Al-Qubaisi said that the king’s service is not only to his own people, but to all Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
She applauded the ties between Riyadh and the UAE, as well as the establishment of the Saudi-UAE Coordination Council to cement bilateral cooperation between the two Gulf states
Al-Asheikh also met with Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE’s deputy prime minister, for talks on Saudi-UAE cooperation.


Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

  • Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”
  • On Monday, the forces also intercepted and destroyed two missiles launched by the Houthis targeting Makkah and Jeddah

RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthis towards Najran airport, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. 

Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the drone was intercepted and destroyed at 1.46 p.m. on Thursday. 

Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”.

On Monday, the forces also intercepted two missiles over Makkah province, which were launched by the Houthis. Reports said the missiles were aimed at Makkah and Jeddah.

Houthi militants also tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab coalition said on Tuesday.