King Salman Center supports Yemen’s WHO membership

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has been playing a vital role in assisting the people of Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 03 August 2016
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King Salman Center supports Yemen’s WHO membership

JEDDAH: A prominent Saudi aid organisation has paid the World Health Organization contribution on behalf of Yemen for the past few years.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has covered Yemen’s WHO contribution for the last four years equating to a total of $185,790.
Out of its moral obligations to the Yemeni people, the centre has paid the dues of Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, so the people of Yemen can continue to benefit from the latest updates in all global medical fields. This also allows the country to keep abreast of the emerging global technologies in the field of health.
The move allows the Yemeni government to ensure its membership of the world health body and continue to be an active member in the organisation by exercising its voting rights at the World Health Assembly.


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.