Category Archives: Other Cities

Houthis target UN building in Saudi Arabia

Houthi militias targeted a United Nations building in the southern province of Asir, near Yemen’s border, News Agency reported. Pictures show the front of the build destroyed and glass shattered on the floor, with the reception area wrecked. A rocket,

Hafr Al-Batin festival kicks official

Hafr Al-Batin Spring and Heritage Festival kicked off on Saturday. The event is held on an area of 33,000 square meters, of which 7,000 square meters will be allocated for livestock and sheep shows at the King Salman bin Abdul

Saudi man, wife killed by projectile from Yemen

A Saudi man and his wife were killed on Wednesday after a projectile launched from Yemen landed in Jazan, southwest of Saudi Arabia. The attack also left other family members injured, according to a report from Al Arabiya’s correspondent. Related

Children bear the brunt of brutal Houthi shelling

Nine-year-old Yahya didn’t know that he would be suddenly robbed of his life nor did his brother Mahdi, aged 3, that he would be hit by a shrapnel and land in hospital. The two boys were playing one Saturday morning

Yemen cross-border shelling kills Saudi child

A rocket fired from Yemen killed a three-year-old boy Saturday in the Saudi border region of Najran, a civil defense official said, in the latest cross-border attack by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels. Major Ali al-Shahrani, civil defense spokesman in southwest Saudi

3 hurt in missile attack on Najran

Three residents were injured on Monday morning in a missile attack on Najran launched by Houthis from across the Yemeni border. Civil Defense teams admitted the injured to hospital for treatment and controlled the fire caused by the missiles, spokesman

Education office staff still shocked

Employees of the Education Office in Al-Daer governorate, Jazan, where seven people were gunned down on Thursday are in a state of shock and perplexed as to what prompted the attacker — a teacher — to take such an extreme

KFU studying admission of female students in veterinary medicine

King Faisal University (KFU) in Al-Ahsa is currently studying the possibility of admitting female students to specialize in veterinary medicine, the director of the university, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saati, confirmed. He said the matter has been presented to the university administration

Saudi Arabia proud of its ‘brave armed forces’

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the advanced field hospital of the Armed Forces in Jazan on Tuesday. He was reassured about the injured in the ongoing battle. He conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

Asir governor orders steps to help ‘battered family’

Gov. Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz

Gov. Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Asir region, ordered the formation of a working team in Bisha to address the status of the battered woman who recently shared her suffering on social networking sites. Mohammed bin Sabrah will head the

Saudi reveals identity of second would-be suicide bomber in al-Ahsa

Saudi on Monday revealed the identity of the second would-be suicide bomber behind a recent attack on a mosque in the eastern al-Ahsa region, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The attack killed four people and injured 18 worshipers during Friday

Yemeni Houthi rocket kills child in Saudi border city of Najran

An 11-year-old child was killed and nine members of his family were wounded Sunday when a rocket fired from Yemen hit their house in a border region of Saudi Arabia, civil defense authorities said according to Al Arabiya News’ website.

Fire creates panic at Jazan hospital

Jazan General Hospital

Less than two months after a massive fire ripped through Jazan General Hospital, leaving 24 people dead and 123 others wounded, another fire broke out in Abu Ariesh Hospital in the region creating panic among patients and staff. However, the

Jazan fire probe result ‘unsatisfactory’

Several citizens here have called on the ministry to reveal the names of those responsible for the recent fire at Jazan General Hospital, and to ensure they are brought to justice. These were the sentiments expressed after a press conference

Al-Ahsa’s Land of Civilizations project nears completion

Preparations are under way for the completion of the “Land of Civilizations” project at Al-Qara Mountain in the east of Al-Ahsa oasis. It is expected to open within the next two months. Abdul Latif Al-Afaleq, chairman of the Tourism Committee

Deleted tweet could point to reason behind Jazan fire

At a time when there is speculation on the cause behind the fire at the Jazan General Hospital, a deleted tweet has resurfaced to reveal a factor which may have led to 24 deaths and 123 injuries on Thursday. A

Jazan fire triggers major review of health facilities

Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih

A comprehensive survey of all health facilities will be carried out to build a high level of confidence and trust and avoid recurrence of incidents like the Jazan hospital fire, Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said. A total of 24

Jazan Emir visits fire accident injured

Prince Muhammad Bin Nasser

Prince Muhammad Bin Nasser, Emir of Jazan region, visited on Thursday the scene of fire that swept through the intensive care unit and maternity ward of the Jazan General Hospital. He was briefed on the progress of the ongoing investigation

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