Saudi Arabia, UAE condemn Houthi attack on mosque that killed more than 100

Yemen’s internationally recognized government has been battling the Iran-backed Houthis since 2014, when the militants seized the northern capital of Sanaa. (File/AFP)
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Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia, UAE condemn Houthi attack on mosque that killed more than 100

  • The Houthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib
  • UAE and Egypt also condemn the attack - one of the most deadly single assaults since conflict began

MUKALLA: Saudi Arabia has condemned an attack by Houthi militia on a mosque in the Marib province of Yemen that killed more than 100 people.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strongly condemns the terrorist attack carried out by the Houthi militia,” the foreign ministry said. The assault “reflects this terrorist militia’s disregard for sacred places and... for Yemeni blood.”

Egypt and the UAE also condemned the attack. The UAE Foreign ministry said in a statement that the country rejects all forms of violence aimed to destabilize a nation's security.

The Houthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib — about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of the capital Sanaa — during evening prayers on Saturday.

“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on a mosque by the Houthi militias... which left more than 100 dead and dozens injured,” the Yemeni foreign ministry said on Twitter.

The death toll on Monday increased to 116 and is expected to rise, military and medical sources told AFP on Monday.


Jordan set for third phase of public sector work resumption

Updated 36 min 29 sec ago

Jordan set for third phase of public sector work resumption

  • Public institutions should be ready to receive all employees over the entire week

DUBAI: Jordan’s third phase of work resumption in the public sector will begin next week, state news agency Petra reported.
Public institutions should be ready to receive all employees over the entire week, the report added, citing the Civil Service Bureau President Sameh Al-Nasser.
Some employees will be asked not to work from the office, such as those who have medical records, pregnant and breastfeeding, Al-Nasser added.
He also urged workers to comply with the precautionary measures set by the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities.