Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi missile targeting Saudi Arabia’s Najran

The missile was targeting innocent civilians, Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. (File/AFP)
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Updated 16 June 2020

Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi missile targeting Saudi Arabia’s Najran

  • The Iran-backed militants have targeted Saudi Arabia with 313 ballistic missiles and 357 drones
  • The coalition foiled another Houthi attack on Najran on Saturday

DUBAI: Arab Coalition said they have intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran city, southwest of Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.
The missile was targeting innocent civilians, Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The Iran-backed militants have targeted Saudi Arabia with 313 ballistic missiles and 357 drones in total, he added.

On Monday, the Coalition said it would take “rigorous measures” to stop Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia after intercepting drones launched by the militia towards Asir region.
The militants have targeted Saudi Arabia’s Najran on Saturday with a ballistic missile, the attack was foiled by the Coalition.


Saudi candidate through to next round of WTO race

Updated 18 September 2020

Saudi candidate through to next round of WTO race

  • Tuwaijri is among three women and one other man bidding to become the next director-general of the WTO
  • The other remaining candidates are from Kenya, Nigeria, South Korea, and the UK

Saudi Arabia’s candidate Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri advanced to the second round of the selection process, the Geneva-based World Trade Organization said on Friday.
Tuwaijri is among three women and one other man bidding to become the next director-general of the WTO. The remaining candidates are Kenyan minister Amina Mohamed, former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee and British ex-minister Liam Fox.