Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias towards Jazan

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias towards Jazan
Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias in the direction of Jazan. (Reuters)
Updated 11 May 2018

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias towards Jazan

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias towards Jazan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia intercepted Friday a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias in the direction of Jazan, according to the coalition battling them in neighboring Yemen. 

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses intercepted the ballistic missile that was launched by Houthi militias from Yemen’s Saadah governorate. The missile was fired at Jazan but was intercepted. 

Coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki said that the missile was fired towards Jazan in Saudi Arabia and aimed to target areas populated by civilians. 

Earlier on in the week, two ballistic missiles were fired at the Saudi capital Riyadh. 

Al-Maliki blamed the attack on “militiamen and terrorists, vassals of Iran” who try to “threaten the security of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world.”


Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 356,541
  • A total of 6,318 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 5 deaths from COVID-19 and 140 new infections on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 58 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Makkah, 26 in the Eastern Province, 9 in Asir, 6 in Madinah, 2 in Najran and 1 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 356,541 after 159 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 6,318 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.