No human casualties were reported, but the Foreign Ministry’s statement said the attack caused “huge destruction” to the port’s infrastructure and burned the storehouses of some aid agencies.
US redeployment of its missile defences from Prince Sultan Air Base outside of Riyadh came as America's Gulf Arab allies nervously watched the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
At least eight people are injured in the attack on Saudi Arabia's southwestern Abha international airport, according to coalition forces.
Entisar al Hammadi tried to commit suicide "due to the decision of the central prison administration to transfer her to the prison’s prostitution section", Gulf Centre for Human Rights says, citing "reliable sources".
Information minister has written in a Twitter post that the Houthis fired two ballistic missiles and two armed drones and had hit a mosque, a commercial centre and a women's correctional facility as well as ambulances rushing to the scene.
Meanwhile, Yemen's Houthi rebels said they had attacked and hit a military air base in southern Saudi Arabia with a drone, but the Saudi-led coalition fighting the group said it had intercepted and destroyed an armed drone fired into the kingdom.
Two officials from pro-government forces say that the rebels were mounting a concerted push that had left 26 loyalist soldiers dead as well as 44 from Houthi ranks.
Protesters say they are angry over a lack of services and delayed salaries, urging the UN to pressure the government into implementing economic reforms.
A deadly fire started in an overcrowded detention centre last week when Houthi security forces reportedly fired projectiles into a locked hangar. Migrants have staged demonstrations demanding a probe into the incident.
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik and other members of the internationally recognised government remain holed up inside the building in the interim capital, two Yemeni officials say.
The fighting in Marib has left 32 dead among government forces and loyalist tribes, while 58 Houthi rebels have been killed in coalition air strikes, government military sources say.
Brigadier General Mohsen al Wali and another general survived “an assassination operation using a rigged car”, the Southern Transitional Council forces say.
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