Houthis kidnap five women in Al-Bayda

Yemeni Soldiers loyal to the Shiite Huthi rebels line-up during a graduation ceremony for a new batch of cadets in the northwestern city of Saada on March 2, 2019. (File/AFP)
Updated 29 July 2019

Houthis kidnap five women in Al-Bayda

  • Eyewitnesses said the women were kidnapped at a checkpoint in the town of Rada’a after they were forcibly removed from trucks transporting passengers from Sana’a
  • The Arab Coalition targeted Houthi positions in the districts of Qataba and Zubayrat

DUBAI: Houthi militants kidnapped five women in the central province of Al-Bayda, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Eyewitnesses said the women were kidnapped at a checkpoint in the town of Rada’a after they were forcibly removed from trucks transporting passengers from Sana’a.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni army has taken control of areas in Dali after clashes with the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, according to the Yemeni national military website “September Net”.

The Arab Coalition targeted Houthi positions in the districts of Qataba and Zubayrat, killing and wounding some members of the miltia, destroying vehicles, and a 23 caliber weapon.


Emirates president says could take four years to rebuild network from virus hit

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Emirates president says could take four years to rebuild network from virus hit

  • The Dubai-based airline was flying to 157 destinations in 83 countries before it grounded passenger flights in March
DUBAI: Emirates President Tim Clark said on Monday it could take the airline four years to rebuild its network that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think probably by the year 2022/23, 2023/24 we will see things coming back to some degree of normality and Emirates will be operating its network as it was and hopefully as successfully as it was,” he said in a webcast interview.
The Dubai-based airline was flying to 157 destinations in 83 countries before it grounded passenger flights in March and has since operated limited services.