Worldwide

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile near Riyadh

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile near Riyadh”

The missile was destroyed near Riyadh's King Khaled worldwide airport and was said to be of "limited size".

Yemeni Houthi forces have claimed responsibility for the attempted strike, Al Jazeera reported, citing a spokesman for the rebels.

According to videos published on social media, smoke could be seen rising near Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport.

The Saudi-led coalition accused a regional state of providing material support to the Houthi rebels, saying the firing of a ballistic missile at Riyadh "threatens the security of the Kingdom and regional and global security", according to a statement carried by Saudi state-TV al-Ekbariya.

The air forces confirmed that no damages or injuries were reported in the attempted attack targeting the Saudi capital, and the airline traffic was not disturbed.

76ers rookie Fultz out indefinitely with shoulder injury
His right shoulder has been sore for a while now and upon examination, it was revealed that Fultz has a muscle imbalance. There did appear to be a hitch in his shot during preseason games, but Fultz has never been a spectacular shooter.

Themed 3DS XL Heads to the US
From the cover to the buttons, this handsome portable is covered in the iconic purple and gray we all know and love. SNES-styled 3DS XL console will come to the United States as well, and not just Europe as reported earlier.

Saaho Poster Copied from Hollywood?
While it has been over four years since the actor was seen in a contemporary avatar on screen, everyone was visibly chuffed. The film which is touted as an ultra modern flick and will showcase Shraddha playing the love interest of Prabhas.

This is the first time a Houthi missile has come this close to a heavily populated area, and it appears to be the farthest such a missile has reached inside Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi military spokesman condemned the attack in a statement, saying the missile was sacked "indiscriminately" toward a populated civilian area.

"The Saudi regime can not hide the heavy fires that was seen by thousands of Saudi nationals in the King Khalid Airport premises as result of the Yemeni missile", the official said.

Saudi military forces have intercepted missiles fired by Houthis several times since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition launched a war against the rebels and their allies after they captured northern Yemen and ousted the Saudi-backed president from power.

"This is not the end".



Like this

Latest


05 November 2017
Actress Paz de la Huerta alleges Weinstein raped her twice
After that, de la Huerta says Weinstein continued to call her and eventually showed up in the lobby of her building in December. But Boyce said detectives were working collaboratively with the district attorney's office on this case.

04 November 2017
WhatsApp users left 'stranded' on Friday morning
We don't know when exactly this outage will end but keeping in mind last time's outage, it should take a few hours. Many were unable to send or receive texts, images, videos or make calls via the application owned by Facebook .

02 November 2017
Climbing barred on Australia's famed Uluru rock to 'right historic wrong'
After over 70 years of tourism, Uluru will be off limits for climbers from October 2019, local authorities have confirmed. Figures show only 16 per cent of visitors made the climb during its open times between 2011 and 2015.

01 November 2017
Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta Steps Down Amid Mueller Probe
He is now being investigated by Mueller for failing to properly disclose these efforts to regulators. Manafort was, among other things, indicted on charges of conspiring against the United States.

01 November 2017
White House Watch: The Trump Administration Reacts to the Manafort Indictment
Sanders said the indictments and guilty plea have "nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity". Watch the White House press briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders LIVE from the Briefing Room.

31 October 2017
HSBC's profits jump as the bank looks to Asia for growth
Adjusted profit before tax for the quarter fell 1.5% to $5.44bn, though this was ahead of the $5.41bn company-compiled consensus. Mr Flint, who now heads up retail banking and wealth management at the lender, will take up the role on February 21.

30 October 2017
Australia's Deputy PM officially a Kiwi citizen - High Court
The other four politicians - Fiona Nash, Malcolm Roberts, Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam - had been elected to the Senate. Mr Joyce's exit strips the government of its one-seat majority, but he could return through a likely by-election.

29 October 2017
Steven Adams' bad flight: Plane suffers serious damage in mid-air
Oklahoma City Thunder 's Friday night loss to the Timberwolves may have left fans wondering what happened in those final seconds. The sportsman posted a dramatic picture to Twitter of a badly damaged plane.

28 October 2017
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti specs and pricing revealed
Apart from that an issue with the GeForce GTX 1080 laptop (with G-Sync) has been addressed and now stuttering is gone. Things have quieted down due to increasing mining difficulty, which has offset the record high valuation of Bitcoin.

23 October 2017
Raiders Fantastic Win over Chiefs in Thursday Night Football
After this play, Giorgio Tavecchio did the rest and converted an extra point which brought a much-needed victory to California. Carr threw a touchdown to Crabtree the play after, but it was taken away because of a pass interference call on Crabtree.



Recommended