Houthi missile targets Dhahran Al-Janoub, falls short near Saudi-Yemeni border: Arab Coalition

Arab Coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki Al-Maliki. (SPA)
Updated 03 April 2018

Houthi missile targets Dhahran Al-Janoub, falls short near Saudi-Yemeni border: Arab Coalition

RIYADH: A Houthi militia ballistic missile was launched late on Monday towards civilian areas in Dhahran Al-Janoub in Saudi Arabia, close to the southern border with Yemen.
Arab Coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement: "An Iranian missile supplied to Houthi militia in Yemen was launched from Sa'dah towards civilian areas of Dhahran Al-Janoub."
The missile, according to Al-Maliki, fell on wasteland in Yemen two kilometres from the Saudi border.
Al-Maliki said that the Iranian-backed Houthi militia launched the missile towards Dhahran Al-Janoub residential areas delibrately. 
The statement went on to say that the Houthi militia's belligerent acts are a clear indication that the Iranian government is supporting the militia and supplying them with special weapons in contravention of UN Security council resolutions 2216 and 2231.
The Iranians are aiming to threaten Saudi Arabia’s security, as well as regional and international peace, the statement added.
The Houthi use of ballistic missiles to target civilian populated towns and cities is in contravention of international humanitarian law. 
 


Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

Updated 19 February 2020

Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

  • Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges
  • The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah hosted on Tuesday the first meeting of a joint work team in charge of supervising the pilgrims grouping system.
Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges.
The meeting, which was chaired by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, Hussein bin Nasser Al-Sharif, stressed the importance of joint efforts to serve and facilitate the pilgrims’ journey and to live up to the leadership’s aspirations.
The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities.
It also considered the development of interactive platforms to exchange ideas for making the Hajj plans a success.
The first joint work team meeting was attended by the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Defense, the General Directorate of Traffic, the Emirate Of Makkah Province, the Makkah Region Development Authority, the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites and the Makkah Municipality.