Yemen's Houthis say they fired ballistic missile at Saudi

13 January, 2018, 05:27 | Author: Hope Soto
  • Yemen's Houthis say they fired ballistic missile at Saudi

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it had thwarted an attack on a Saudi oil tanker over the weekend by Houthi fighters near the Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

Al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Najran and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas.

The Red Sea is a key shipping route for world trade that connects the Middle East to Europe via the Suez Canal.

Iran has violated a United Nations arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia, according to a United Nations experts' report.

"There is no doubt that Hodeidah Port has now become a starting point for terrorist operations to threaten the maritime navigation in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab strait", Maliki said.

The day the lights went out at CES
Meanwhile, Canon capitalized on the opportunity to demonstrate their camera's low-light shooting capability. A few wise-guys conjectured that it happened because someone said, " Alexa , turn off the lights".


Last Friday, the coalition announced it had intercepted a Houthi missile that was also allegedly fired towards Najran from inside Yemeni territory.

"If the aggressors keep pushing toward Hodeidah and if the political solution hits wall, there are some strategic choices that will be taken as a no return point, including blocking the worldwide navigation in the Red Sea", Houthis' Ansarullah political council chief, Saleh al-Samad, was quoted saying.

Already one of the Arab world's poorest countries, Yemen has been brought to its knees since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015 in support of the government.

Yemen has been riddled with war and chaos since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including Sanaa.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in the Yemen conflict, millions have been displaced and are at risk of acute hunger and malnutrition and one million have been infected with cholera.

Recommended:

  • Forecast: Cold today, snow possible Sunday

    Forecast: Cold today, snow possible Sunday

    Temperatures will drop from the upper 20's for tailgaters to the low 20's by the time that Pats are celebrating their victory. Meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski said she expects the warning to be extended toward the coast as the cold front moves east .
    India can call Pak's nuclear bluff: Army chief

    India can call Pak's nuclear bluff: Army chief

    The Army chief said that the forces need to update weapons and technology from time to time. We have to look at what we require to fight the future wars.
    After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

    After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

    He was far from his best against world No. 31 Gasquet, but it was a big step forward as he targets a second Australian Open title. The No. 1-ranking changed seven times in 2017, with five different women assuming top spot - three for the first time.
  • Afghanistan U19s All Set To Face Pakistan In Cricket Match

    Afghanistan U19s All Set To Face Pakistan In Cricket Match

    The Green Shirts lead the points table after registering back-to-back victories against Bangladesh and Nepal. The match was played at the Ujman Oval and the hosts were defeated by 7 wickets at the hands of the Indians.
    South Lansing Sam's Club is suddenly closed as company shutters stores nationwide

    South Lansing Sam's Club is suddenly closed as company shutters stores nationwide

    Currently, Sam's Club operates 660 stores, but that number will be reduced by about 10 percent after the actions announced today. None of the closed Sam's Club locations are in the metro-east, including O'Fallon and Glen Carbon.
    Actresses, shows about women win big at 23rd Critics' Choice Awards

    Actresses, shows about women win big at 23rd Critics' Choice Awards

    Wonder Woman was named best action movie and star Gal Gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes. The fantasy thriller was named Best Picture , while Guillermo del Toro picked up the prize for Best Director .
  • What is Google Play (Android Market)? - Definition from WhatIs.com - SearchMobileComputing

    What is Google Play (Android Market)? - Definition from WhatIs.com - SearchMobileComputing

    In an email, Check Point said Google is usually quite successful when blocking malware on the Play Store. It also meant to get users to buy worthless premium services, the researchers found.
    Start your New Year with a Mate 10 Pro

    Start your New Year with a Mate 10 Pro

    The Microsoft Store and other United States retailers will also offer the more expensive Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 next month. Huawei's Washington-based spokesman William Plummer said on Tuesday that " privacy and security are always our first priority".
    Offshore drilling threatens important ME  industries

    Offshore drilling threatens important ME industries

    Darryl Issa, who, perhaps not coincidentally, also announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection in 2018. A proposed leasing plan unveiled last week aims to open up all USA coasts to drillers over the next five years.
  • China natural gas imports surge in 2017

    China natural gas imports surge in 2017

    Record imports by state energy firms and higher Chinese production have pushed down domestic wholesale LNG prices in north China. Last month marked the first time since mid-2016 that imports grew slower than exports.
    Trump Attorney Arranged $130K Hush Agreement With Porn Star

    Trump Attorney Arranged $130K Hush Agreement With Porn Star

    Clifford said in a January 10 statement, which she signed with her stage name, that neither the affair nor the payoff took place. Donald Trump's lawyer paid hush money to an ex-porn star a month before the 2016 election, according to a new report .
    Flu season at its worst since 2013

    Flu season at its worst since 2013

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and TDH recommend a yearly flu vaccine for everyone aged six months and older. Flu‐like symptoms include: fever , cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle aches, chills and fatigue.


Popular

White House 'Pleased' With Report China Has Reduced Trade With North Korea
One of the options to be discussed, he said, would be naval interdiction to stop North Korean smuggling. Trump would not confirm whether he has spoken with Kim, saying only that he didn't want to comment.

Belichick Denies Ever Being Instructed to Trade a Player
I have kept him touch with basically everybody. "So to characterize that as a certain way is just completely, completely wrong". Shortly after the report was released, Patriots fans voiced their displeasure with it by blasting ESPN on social media .

Mazda Announce New $1.6 Billion Manufacturing Facility In Alabama, Creating 4000 Jobs
Construction of a Toyota/Mazda automobile plant in Limestone County is certain to mean job growth for the Shoals, officials say. The plant is expected to employ 4,000 people and produce 300,000 vehicles a year for the two companies when it opens in 2021.

Bandai Namco Comments On Potential Discount For Dark Souls Remastered On PC
Hidden in the world of Dark Souls: Remastered are nine online covenants to uncover that will motivate your online interactions. It's now awaiting a rating from the ESRB, though all previous Souls games have been rated M for Mature for Blood and Violence.

Wendy Williams Aims At Kylie Jenner With Loaded Insults Surrounding Pregnancy Rumours
In addition to Kylie's baby, Khloe Kardashian is also expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson . Sources who spoke with Us Weekly said that Kylie is, in fact, pregnant, and is now in good health.

"Meet LG's new Rollable 65" OLED display
This is in comparison to the previously-used Harman Kardon audio technology that was seen on past TVs from LG in these lineups. But we would know more in the coming days with the prototype all set to be appearing at the show floor in CES.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown expected to play against Jaguars
He was incapable of making those plays throwing but was able to use his feet to pick up 88 yards in a sloppy win for the Jaguars . Bortles threw 13 interceptions during the regular season, bringing his four-season National Football League total to 64.

Kentucky Is First To Get Federal OK For Medicaid Work Requirement
People with disabilities, children, pregnant women and the elderly are exempt from the requirement. Kentucky is one of 10 states that have applied to CMS to enact a work requirement.

Mexico will leave NAFTA talks if Trump triggers process to withdraw
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the WTO filing was a "broad and ill-advised attack". A spokesman for Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland - in overall charge of U.S.

Met Eireann issues 'extensive and dense' fog warning for Limerick
Poor visibility will spark tailbacks on roads and motorways while railway and air passengers have been warned to expect delays. He said: "Fog is expected to become increasingly widespread through Wednesday evening and overnight into Thursday".