Arab Coalition intercepts drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Turki Al-Maliki said the Coalition’s operations in Yemen are in accordance with humanitarian and international law.
Updated 19 June 2019

Arab Coalition intercepts drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The spokesperson said the militia continue to violate the Stockhold agreement
  • He confirmed the Coalition’s operations follow international and humanitarian laws

DUBAI: The Arab Coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targetting Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
The militia sent the drone from Hodeidah province, and the Coalition intercepted it while it was still in Yemen’s airspace above Hajja province, the spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
“The Houthi militants continue to violate the Stockholm agreement and use Hodeidah as a base to launch rocket attacks and drones,” he said.
Al-Maliki confirmed that the Coalition’s operations against the Houthis follow international and Humanitarian laws.


Jordan to reopen mosques and churches for prayer

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Jordan to reopen mosques and churches for prayer

  • Mosques would reopen on June 5 for worshippers to perform Friday prayers
  • Churches will open on Sunday June 7

CAIRO: Jordan will begin lifting a ban on prayers in mosques and churches from next week as the government eases restrictions introduced to stop the spread of COVID-19. 
The Kingdom’s Islamic Affairs Minister Mohammed Al-Khalayla said mosques would reopen on June 5 for worshippers to perform Friday prayers, which have been banned since April. 
The minister said mosques would open for Friday prayers as a start, which Muslims are obliged to perform in congregation. 
However, regarding other daily prayers, the mosques would only be allowed to recite the prayer call and worshippers would be asked to pray at home. 
Similarly, President of the Jordan Churches Council Archbishop Christophorus Attallah announced the reopening of churches on Sunday June 7.
Archbishop Attallah said the return to churches requires worshippers to abide by safety measures. 
The elderly or anyone showing symptoms of illness must avoid praying at mosques and churches, the religious figures said.