Nov 042017

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a “ballistic missile” northeast of the capital Riyadh after it was launched from Yemen, state media reported. “Saudi Air Defense intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh,” Saudi state TV said. State-run news channel Al-Ekhbariya said the missile “was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage” were reported. Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Makkah The missile was destroyed near Riyadh’s King Khaled international airport, which was functioning normally, it added. Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels claimed they had fired the missile, targeting the airport, the Huthis’ Al-Masirah television said. Saudi Arabia’s southern neighbour Yemen has been torn apart by a war between the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Huthi rebels backed by Iran. Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defence system A Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to prop up Hadi’s government after the Huthis seized the capital Sanaa. The rebels continue to hold much of the country. United Nations-backed talks have failed to broker a political settlement to end the fighting, which has left more than 8,600 people dead since the coalition intervened. Saudi Arabia says 3 civilians killed by missile fired from Yemen A cholera outbreak has claimed more than 2,100 lives in Yemen since April as hospitals struggle to secure supplies amid a coalition air and sea blockade. The United Nations has warned Yemen now stands on the brink of famine. The post Saudis intercept ‘ballistic missile’ fired by Huthi rebels near Riyadh appeared first [Read More…]

Oct 112017
Dr Baig leaves for Tunis

KARACHI: Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, President Hon. Consular Corps Sindh, Karachi, and Hon. Consul General of Yemen, left for Tunis to attend the 8th Board of Directors meeting of FICAC representing… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

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