The Houthis, who ousted Yemen's internationally recognised government from the capital, Sanaa, have kept up missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia after Riyadh last week presented a new peace initiative.
On Tuesday, the SPA news agency quoted the kingdom's military spokesman, Col. Turki Al Malki, as saying that Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired "toward Riyadh." The report did not elaborate.
The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, quoted the Coalition Spokesman Colonel Turki Al Maliki as saying that "all attempts by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to launch drones are doomed to fail."
The statement emphasised that "the security of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are indivisible, and that any threat facing the Kingdom is considered by the Emirates a threat to its security and stability."
A spokesman for the coalition said the drones had been fired by the Houthis towards civilian targets in Khamis Mushait in southern Saudi Arabia, close to Abha.
Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, noted that the UAE is conducting an ongoing review of the humanitarian situation in Yemen in coordination with international organisations, in particular monitoring indicators of health, food security, and malnutrition.
The UAE has launched its 5th annual Adahi project (Eid sacrifices) in Yemen, which saw meat being distributed to thousands of underprivileged families around the country.
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