Houthi militia fires ballistic missile from Amran province in Yemen: Arab coalition

Arab Coalition Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the Iran-backed Houthis fired a missile that fell within Yemeni territory. (File photo/AFP)
Updated 24 September 2019

Houthi militia fires ballistic missile from Amran province in Yemen: Arab coalition

  • Al-Maliki said the missile fell was launched and fell within Yemeni territory

RIYADH: The Iran-backed Houthi militia launched a ballistic ballistic missile from the province of Amran and fell in Saada, in Yemen, the hArab coalition fighting to restore the internationally-recognized government.
In a statement on SPA, Spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the missile was launched on Tuesday afternoon from the Harf Sufyan directorate, a civilian site.
Col. Al-Maliki said that the Houthi militia continues to violate international humanitarian law and its customary rules by firing ballistic missiles, which indiscriminately fall on civilians and and their direct impact on populated centers threatens the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians inside Yemen.
He added that the coalition’s joint forces continue to take strict and deterrent measures to neutralize and destroy these ballistic capabilities to protect the Yemeni people and to regional and international security.


Dubai expands list of accredited testing centers for tourists

Updated 35 min 53 sec ago

Dubai expands list of accredited testing centers for tourists

  • The UAE earlier announced it would only accept tourists with COVID-19 negative certificates from a limited list of testing centers

DUBAI: Dubai has released an extended list of accredited testing facilities located around the globe to allow more tourists to visit the city, The National has reported.

The UAE earlier announced it would only accept tourists with COVID-19 negative certificates from a limited list of testing centers. The policy remains the same for other emirates.

The announcement comes as Dubai restarts its tourism industry, which was hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic that forced international borders to shut down.

The policy applies to all tourists except those coming from a list of countries where travelers are required to take a second screening at UAE airports.

For the negative certificate to be considered valid, travelers should take the test not more than 96 hours before departure.

Meanwhile, the Indian ambassador to the UAE said both countries were extending a temporary travel corridor agreement until Aug. 31, according to an interview published by national daily Khaleej Times.

Pavan Kapoor said bookings can be made from Aug. 5, with around 700 flights to be operated throughout the month.

Both countries earlier initiated a two-week travel corridor where around 25,000 people were able fly to India.

But Kapoor said resuming normal travel “is not yet possible” because of local bureaucracies and the fact that India has over 1.4 million infections.