Arab coalition intercepts two Houthi drones headed towards Saudi Arabia

Al-Maliki says that the coalition uses the best measures on operational matters to intercept Houthi attacks and protect civilians. (File/AFP)
Updated 04 September 2019

Arab coalition intercepts two Houthi drones headed towards Saudi Arabia

  • A second drone also launched from Amran on Tuesday evening
  • Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure

RIYADH: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi drone launched from Yemen's Amran province towards Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

Coalition forces intercepted the drone while it was still in Yemen’s airspace.

A second drone also launched from Amran on Tuesday evening was intercepted by coalition forces. The device was headed for Khamis Mushayt, according to the coalition.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure.

Al-Maliki says that the coalition uses the best measures on operational matters to intercept Houthi attacks and protect civilians.

Al-Maliki pointed out that the recent repeated militant attempts by the Houthis are the result of significant losses among its elements and equipment.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.