HRC helps Lankan maid to return home after accident

Updated 11 April 2015
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HRC helps Lankan maid to return home after accident

A Sri Lankan maid who was in hospital for three years following an accident has flown back home with a smile, thanks to the Human Rights Commission.
The maid, Cinty Maria, had been admitted to the civil hospital in Khamis Mushayt soon after the road accident, due to which she suffered from paraplegia.
The HRC in Asir region intervened in the matter and launched efforts to grant her compensation and other assistance before being repatriated.
Dr. Hadi Al-Yami, supervisor of HRC in Asir, said maid was working for a Saudi family.
“The women’s section of the commission offered all help to end the sufferings of the maid. The finance and legal procedures were also completed by the the HRC’s legal researcher,” he said, adding that the hospital and government agencies were supportive throughout.
The HRC staff bid farewell to Maria at the Abha airport, where they presented her bouquets and wished her a safe journey.


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

In this file photo, Saudi forces can be seen repelling a Houthi attack in Najran, near the Yemen border. (Reuters)
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.