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A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen's capital Sanaa, Saudi state television reported early on Saturday.
The strikes hit air-defence systems and other military positions in the Houthi-controlled city, days after the Houthis launched a missile attack on a Saudi airport, according to the TV report.
The Western-backed, coalition has been battling the Houthis in Yemen since 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government that was forced out of Sanaa by the Houthis.
Meanwhile, a leading rights group has called the recent drone attack by Houthis on an airport in Saudi Arabia an "apparent war crime."
Human Rights Watch urged the Houthis to stop attacks on civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.
There was also some physical damage to the airport lounge.
'A terrorist attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia took place at Abha international airport, through which thousands of civilian passengers... pass daily'
The Spokesman for the Coalition, Colonel Turki Al Maliki, said the all drone attacks attempted by the terrorist militia are doomed to fail and that the coalition adheres to rules of engagement to prevent civilian casualties when responding to any threats.
Rain was witnessed in Jebel Ali in the Emirate of Dubai and on Al Madam in the Emirate of Sharjah. Dibba Al-Fujairah,Khorfakkan also experienced moderate rain.
Under the theme, ‘Drivers of Change’, the second edition of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) will address the significance of legislation in accelerating women’s empowerment and gender equity in the private sector.
The 20th edition of the traditional event, Fazza Championship for Youlah, has kicked off at the Meydan Fort in Global Village.
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted on Saturday the last edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, in support of Umm Al Qura School in Um Al Quwain. This edition, which was sponsored by DP World, witnessed a participation of 200 volunteers who helped in the renovation of the school to enrich the learning environment for1,200 students.