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Saudi Arabia intercepts a ballistic missile launched by Houthis at Najran

Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Saudi air defense on Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militias on Najran.Last Friday, social networking sites shared a number of pictures of an intercepted Houthi missile in the Najran area. The pictures showed that the missile fragments were scattered on one of the cars, which was partially destroyed, without any injuries reported.Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces said that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted at ...

Putin condemns Houthi actions in a call with Saudi King Salman

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Saudi King Salman to discuss the situation in Yemen and the region. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has spoken to Saudi King Salman and denounced this week's missile launch by Yemen’s Houthi militia.The Kremlin said Putin condemned the launch and called for a thorough investigation of the incident in Thursday’s call with Salman.The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s rebels said it intercepted a missile fired ...

Nikki Haley: Houthi missile on Saudi Arabia ‘bears hallmarks’ of Iran arms attacks

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said a missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi group toward Riyadh on Tuesday "bears all the hallmarks of previous attacks using Iranian-provided weapons." Saudi air defenses shot down the ballistic missile, the Saudi-led coalition said. There were no reports of casualties or damage.This statement came during a special session of the Security Council to discuss the commitment of Iran to implement the terms of the nuclear ...

Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missile in Riyadh

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The Saudi-led Arab coalition forces announced on Tuesday the successful interception of a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia at the south of Riyadh. A loud explosion was heard in Riyadh and smoke was seen in the sky after the Saudi Patriot missile defense system intercepted the Iran-backed Houthi ballistic missile. Shrapnel from the explosion was found in different neighborhoods of Riyadh, however no injuries or damages were reported. The Houthi militia continue to target Saudi ...

UN: Yemen rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian

Friday, 1 December 2017

Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi rebels this year appear to have been designed and manufactured by Iran, a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors said, bolstering a push by the United States to punish the Tehran government. The independent panel of UN monitors, in a Nov. 24 report to the Security Council seen by Reuters on Thursday, said it “as yet has no evidence as to the identity of the broker or supplier” of the ...

Iran displays missile during anniversary of embassy takeover

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Iran on Saturday displayed a surface-to-surface missile as part of events marking the anniversary of the 1979 US Embassy takeover and hostage crisis amid uncertainty about its nuclear deal with world powers. Thousands gathered at the former US embassy in downtown Tehran where a missile, believed to be a 2,000-kilometer-range solid-fuel Sejjil, was on display. It was the first time Iran displayed a missile during the annual gathering. Later in the day, the semi-official Tasnim news agency, which ...

Houthi militia fails to launch missile from Sanaa, wounds civilians

Friday, 20 October 2017

Sources in Sanaa said that Houthi militias failed to launch a ballistic missile from Faj Attan to fall in Thahban area north of the capital, while it was mainly targeting the Saudi Arabia territory. The sources added that the deviated missile was fired from a civilian area on Friday afternoon and fell in a civilian area, wounding many.

Iran tests new medium-range missile, in defiance of US warnings

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday. It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone. READ ALSO: Iran’s Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism The broadcaster ...

Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch

Friday, 15 September 2017

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday concerning North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan, the council presidency announced. The United States and Japan requested the meeting, which will be held at 3 pm (1900 GMT), according to the Ethopian council presidency. The meeting will be closed-door, diplomats said. Also read: North Korea fires missile eastwards over Japan Pyongyang’s latest launch comes after the Security Council imposed an eighth set of ...

North Korea fires missile eastwards over Japan

Friday, 15 September 2017

North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its banned missile and nuclear programmes. That was in response to its sixth nuclear test -- by far its largest yet -- earlier this month, which Pyongyang said was a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit onto a missile. The North has raised tensions in the region with its ...

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