Houthi drone intercepted in southwestern Saudi Arabia: Arab coalition

Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted a Houthi drone launched towards the populated residential area of Khamis Mushayt.(File/AFP)
Updated 26 June 2019

Houthi drone intercepted in southwestern Saudi Arabia: Arab coalition

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition fighting to support the internationally recognized government in Yemen said on Tuesday the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted a Houthi drone in southwestern Saudi Arabia. 
The drone, launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia was launched towards the populated residential area of Khamis Mushayt.
Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki said that the Houthis deliberately targeted civilians and civilian installations, and that all of their targets were intercepted, destroyed and eliminated. 
"We affirm the continued implementation of deterrent measures against these terrorist militias and the neutralization of Houthi capabilities in strict accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules," Al-Maliki added.


Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2019

Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

  • For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj.
The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690.
The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health, while 25 hospitals were prepared in Makkah and Madinah, with a total capacity of 5,000 beds.
For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties.