Visas of Yemeni refugees may be extended

Updated 08 December 2015

Visas of Yemeni refugees may be extended

RIYADH: The Passport Department is expected to extend by six months the visit visas of Yemeni refugees who sought sanctuary in the Kingdom after fleeing the war in their country earlier this year, according to an online report.
“Their six-month visas, issued under the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, are about to expire. But these were subject to extension when they were issued,” the report said.
Of the hundreds of thousands of Yemeni refugees in the Kingdom, 463,562 have corrected their status, the report added.
The visas took effect on 21/9/1436 and will expire on 20/3/1437. While in the Kingdom, Yemeni refugees are also allowed to work for a living.
“The historic decision of the Kingdom to issue the visas contributed to alleviating the suffering of Yemenis while they are staying in the Kingdom,” the report said.
A Yemeni minister said recently that more than 1 million Yemeni nationals have sought refuge in Saudi Arabia since the coup launched by the Houthis and their cohorts early this year.


Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

Updated 22 August 2019

Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

  • Houthis claimed 10 drones which hit a Saudi natural gas liquefaction plant
  • The Arab coalition said the Houthis are becoming desperate because of their losses

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt city in south west Saudi Arabia, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

It was the latest in a spate of drone attacks claimed by the Houthi militia in recent weeks, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border.

Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition were taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept the drones and stop attacks,

And said the the repeated attacks showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate as they continued to lose on a daily basis.