Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

The attack shows the militia are receiving new weaponry from Iran. (File/AFP)
Updated 22 June 2019
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Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

  • Saudi officials are working to identify the missile
  • The Houthi militants claimed the attack

DUBAI: A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Military and security organs were working to identify the type of rocket that was fired, Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said in the report.
The Houthi militants claimed responsibility for the attack through their media channels.
The attack constitutes a war crime, as it targets civilian facilities, and shows that Iran is supplying new weaponry for the militants, Al-Maliki said, adding that the Houthis continue to use Hodeidah port to smuggle arms and endanger regional and international peace.
The Arab coalition would take immediate action to protect civilians against the Houthi attacks, Al-Maliki said.

Houthi militia members on Thursday also launched a ballistic missile from the courtyard of Sanaa University, which hit Yemeni territory, the Coalition said.


Hajj Ministry for Religious Affairs Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif sponsored “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative and program

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Hajj Ministry for Religious Affairs Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif sponsored “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative and program

  • The initiative aims to give pleasure and joy in the hearts of Hajj guests
  • The state aims at providing the pilgrims the highest desired services which are in line with the tremendous developments that the country is witnessing

DUBAI: In presence of the Board of Directors and the Women's Committee, the undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Religious Affairs Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif sponsored “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative and program launched by Al-Zamazema office.

The Deputy Chairman of the Board and Spokesperson of the office Amir bin Faisal Obaid said that the initiative, which is overseen by the Department of Communication and Information at the office, aims to give pleasure and joy in the hearts of Hajj guests and teaching children the importance of their service. He added that the program received positive feedback from pilgrims.

Obaid stated that the history of the watering profession began since the time of Abdul-Muttalib bin Hashim, grandfather of the Prophet Mohammed who inherited this profession to serve the pilgrims, generation after another.

The state aims at providing the pilgrims the highest desired services which goes in line with the tremendous developments that the country is witnessing under the guidance of its leader King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and His Highness Crown Prince, stating that that the office provides its services to all pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom by offering them Zamzam water since their arrival to the Holy land until their departure date.

This happens through three major programs of action in its operational plan and several related subprograms and that the office works under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to achieve their target.