Houthi boat attack foiled near Saudi Arabia’s Jazan port

Spokesman for the Arab Coalition fighting to restore legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malaki said the Saudi Royal Navy foiled a booby-trapped boat attack targeting the port of Jazan by Iran-backed Houthi militants. (SPA)
Updated 30 September 2018

Houthi boat attack foiled near Saudi Arabia’s Jazan port

RIYADH: Spokesman for the Arab Coalition fighting to restore legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malaki said the Saudi Royal Navy foiled a booby-trapped boat attack targeting the port of Jazan by Iran-backed Houthi militants.
Al-Malaki said that at 4:50am and 5:05am on Sunday morning the Saudi Royal Navy spotted the movement of two explosive-rigged boats that were being remotely controlled traveling toward the port of Jazan.
Al-Maliki said the boats were intercepted and destroyed as per the rules of engagement causing minor material damage.
The spokesman stressed that the Coalition leadership will hit anyone involved in terrorist acts that threaten the safety of citizens, residents, or the Kingdom’s economic and vital capabilities with “an iron fist.”
He added that such hostilities and those involved in the planning and execution of said violence cannot go unpunished.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.