Portugal ambassador visits Arab News

Updated 20 November 2012
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Portugal ambassador visits Arab News

“Arab News represents the moderate voice of Saudi Arabia and we are committed to be a balanced newspaper,” Editor-in-Chief Abdulwahab Al-Faiz told Portugal Ambassador Antonio Botelho de Sousa.
“The paper highlights news of local interests, both economic and social, that is of interest to the expatriate community. This helps them to remain updated on the economic boom and investment opportunities,” he added.
The men met at the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, headquarters in Riyadh and discussed Saudi-Portugal relations and Arab News’ media services for the public and the diplomatic community.
“We also give exposure to diplomatic missions here for them to present their views and expose their economic and investment potential in addition to their tourism industry in their respective countries,” said Al-Faiz.
Ambassador de Sousa expressed his appreciation for the cooperation he received from Arab News. “We need to boost the Portuguese presence here in various sectors,” he said, adding that Arab News could help in his endeavor.


Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

Updated 20 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

  • Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis
  • The incident happened hours after the coalition warned of a “painful” response if the Houthis mounted new attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi air defense forces managed to intercept a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen headed in the direction of Saudi Arabia’s border province of Jazan on Friday.

Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis.

Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the coalition's spokesman, said the missile was monitored by the Saudi Air Force to have been launched from Yemen's Amran province at 10:16 p.m. Monday toward populated areas in the southern Saudi province of Najran.

The missile was intercepted before it could hit its target, Al-Maliki said.

The incident happened hours after the coalition warned of a “painful” response if the Houthis mounted new attacks on Saudi Arabia using what it said were Iran-supplied drones.

So far, the Houthis have launched over 100 missiles at Saudi cities and installations.