Woman killed, several injured after missile attack from Yemen

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Updated 11 August 2016
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Woman killed, several injured after missile attack from Yemen

JEDDAH: An elderly woman was killed on Thursday and another 11 civilians injured after a missile attack from Yemen hit Najran in Saudi Arabia.
Civil Defence spokesperson Major Yahya Al-Qahtani said the incident took place at around 9:30am in the town of Samtah in Najran province.
The incident was the second in 24-hours where a missile attacked caused a fatality in the same town. One person died and seven others were injured on Wednesday after a missile hit a residential building.
On the same day, two missiles aimed at the southern Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait were shot down by the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces. 


Hafez Gallery organizes art fair

Syrian artist Osama Esid’s photography explores personal identity. (Supplied)
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Hafez Gallery organizes art fair

JEDDAH: The Hafez Gallery has organized the Shara Art Fair at the Saudi Art Council’s headquarters, bringing together five galleries from around Jeddah.
“I’ve been exhibiting with the Hafez Gallery for the past four years, ever since it started,” Osama Esid, from Damascus, told Arab News.
His painting at the art fair, “Zamakan,” is “about refugees sinking as they try to cross vast stretches of water,” he said.
He created the painting “in the dark to show the final resting place of these refugees,” he added. “I’d use brushes, sticks, and sometimes even my fingers.”
Artist Bashair Hawsawi told Arab News that his piece, showing a couple of broom heads attached back to back, “reflects the experiences I went through this year, because I want to clean my thoughts and ideas from negative
things.” He added: “When I was young, people would comment on my shyness and weakness, so I started to be aware of this, and that helped me work out who I really wanted to be.”
Khalid Zahid, known for his Islamic-themed modern art, exhibited balloons shaped like mosques in different colors. “The concept is called ‘Joyful.’ What I wanted to show was how balloons bring joy whether you’re young or old,” he told Arab News.
“As for the shape, I wanted to show how Islam brings joy to people. That’s why they (the balloons) look like mosques.”