Britain and France condemn Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab condemned the Houthi attacks, “which cast further doubt on their claims to want peace.” (File/Reuters)
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Updated 24 June 2020

Britain and France condemn Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

  • The Houthis have launched eight drones and three ballistic missiles towards Riyadh

LONDON: Britain and France on Tuesday condemned a misisle and drone attack on Saudi Arabia launched by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi militia.
“I condemn these latest attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Houthis, and their continued offensives within Yemen which cast further doubt on their claims to want peace,” Raab said in a statement.
The Houthis have launched eight drones and three ballistic missiles toward the capital Riyadh between late Monday and early Tuesday, Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
“With over a million Yemenis believed to have contracted coronavirus, it is more vital than ever that the Houthis cease their hostilities and allow the UN-led humanitarian response to get on with saving Yemeni lives,” he added.
The French foreign ministry said the attack deliberately targeted inhabited areas of Saudi Arabia and the stability of the region.

"Resuming discussions on a comprehensive and inclusive political agreement is the only real prospect for ending the conflict in Yemen," the ministry said.

The US ambassador to Yemen, Christopher Henzel, also condemned the Houthi attacks on Riyadh, which he said threatened the peace negotiations, according to a report by the Yemeni government state news agency.

(With Reuters)


Asir governor launches health awareness project

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Asir governor launches health awareness project

ABHA: Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, supervisor of Asir’s regional COVID-19 management department, recently launched a health awareness project to fight the outbreak.

The project aims to achieve the strategic goal of raising awareness and supporting preventive and curative health services.

It also helps campaigns including the restraint plan adopted in Asir, as well as programs for the public health awareness plan.

These are implemented by a dedicated team to ensure that the groups most affected by COVID-19 are communicated with and educated on health procedures.

The project also promotes the work of health volunteers in the restraint plan and seeks to promote the Ministry of Health media plan to raise awareness of non-drug precautionary measures.