Saudis adopt 6,691 babies

Updated 17 May 2014

Saudis adopt 6,691 babies

Saudi families have adopted 6,691 abandoned children, according to a report released by the Justice Ministry on Friday.
“Courts in the Kingdom have completed procedures for the adoption of 391 abandoned children in 2013,” the report said.
Eid Al-Buqami, director of orphan care at the Ministry of Social Affairs, said there is a long list of Saudi families who intend to adopt children. “Our offices in different regions have received a large number of such applications.”
He said abandoned children are taken to hospitals for medical check up before being handed over to families seeking to adopt them. Police conduct necessary investigations as part of the procedure.
The ministry receives the child on the instructions of the regional governorates, Al-Buqami said.
“Families who adopt the children must make arrangements for breastfeeding. This is a basic condition,” he added.


Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

Updated 33 min 58 sec ago

Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

  • The drone was intercepted over Yemeni airspace
  • The coalition destroyed three drones during the earlier 24 hours

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Al-Jawf in the north of Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Coalition forces intercepted the drone while it was still in Yemen’s airspace.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said, the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure,

Earlier on Monday, the coalition announced that they successfully destroyed three Houthi drones and intercepted six ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia over 24 hours.

The missiles, which were launched from Saada, were targeting civilian areas in Al-Jazan, Al-Maliki said.

Earlier in August, 10 drones were fired at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant in Saudi Arabia, near the UAE border – the Houthis claim responsibility for the attack.

There were no injuries and operations were not disrupted.