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World News: Yemen's Houthis used missiles in Abu Dhabi attack: UAE envoy Updated: 2022-01-20 10:53:34 KST

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According to the UAE ambassador to the United States on Wednesday, Yemen's Houthi rebels in their attack on Abu Dhabi earlier this week, used cruise and ballistic missiles, in addition to drones.
The statements by Ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba marked the official acknowledgement that missiles, and not just drones were used in Monday's attack that killed three people and started fires at a fuel depot.
He added that while several missiles were intercepted, a few of them weren't resulting in the deaths of three civilians.
However, the envoy did not respond to further questions about how many missiles targeted the UAE, and how many of them were intercepted.
The Houthis said earlier that they fired five ballistic missiles, and used a number of explosive-laden drones in their attack, adding they targeted the airports of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
However, there was no indication Dubai was hit in Monday's attack.
Al-Otaiba says the UAE is pressing Washington to designate the Houthis as a terrorist organization.

Satellite remote sensing images of Tonga after last weekend's massive undersea volcanic eruptions show, the island has been left in ruins and has completely changed the color of the ground surface in the capital city.
"We can see from the satellite remote sensing images that there has been very obvious change in the color of the ground surface in the capital city of Tonga."

Comparing images of the same area captured in August 2020, it showed that volcanic ash from the eruptions changed the ground surface color from green to gray.
Another satellite image showed the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai island was seriously damaged by the violent eruptions, while a third group of images showed that the eruptions left large amounts of red remnants in nearby waters.
However, eruptions did not change the main layout of the capital city.

The 2022 Qatar World Cup has opened applications for fans that want to secure their tickets to one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
The opening ticket application phase began Wednesday, with tickets and packages set to be sold until February 8th.
Most notable are the reduced prices, with residents and migrant workers able to attend games for just 11 US dollars.
For others, individual match tickets are sold for a little as 69 dollars, with tickets for the final costing up to one,607 dollars.
Event organizers have not yet announced how many fans will be allowed into the stadiums for the tournament, which runs from November 21 to December 18.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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