KSA to represent MENA in Global Reseach Council

Saudi Arabia was represented by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology. (SPA)
Updated 13 May 2019
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KSA to represent MENA in Global Reseach Council

  • Saudi Arabia was represented by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia took part in the Global Research Council (GRC) annual meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during which it was nominated to represent the Middle East and North Africa until 2022, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia was represented by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology. Its membership in the GRC is aimed at promoting the Kingdom in the fields of science, technology and innovation regionally and globally, and boosting cooperation and exchanging experiences with government institutions.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.