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(JTA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said the policies concerning Iran of the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia may lead to war. Macron, who in November said France wished to counter "Iranian hegemony" in the region, made the remarks on Jan. 3 in Paris during a talk with media outlets and ...
A deadly civil war has been raging in Yemen for more than two years and has claimed the lives of more than 16,000 people. A Saudi Arabia-led military alliance has launched thousands of air strikes against Houthi forces, which now control much of Yemen. It comes after missiles were fired at Saudi airport ...

Updated | French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a week of protests. Macron on Wednesday joined several other world leaders to weigh in on protests that began as demonstrations against austerity ...
Amidst these escalations, the three-year war has brought the kingdom to the point of no return. Given this bitter scenario, it would not be plausible or feasible for Saudi Arabia to withdraw from Yemen war or just leave this country alone ...
World leaders have allowed Iran to develop a civilian nuclear program, and there is no good reason Saudi Arabia should not be able to do this too, a senior royal has said. The country will enter talks with the United States for a nuclear cooperation pact in a matter of weeks. US companies can usually only ...

The ongoing conflict, widely seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, could become even more volatile in the wake of a missile fired at Riyadh earlier this week. The attempted attack, which was intercepted mid-air over the south of the Saudi capital, targeted Saudi leaders in a royal palace.
A viral propaganda video depicting a Saudi Arabian invasion of Iran has dominated social media in the Middle East in recent days as the proxy war between the two rival nations has continued to play out across the region to devastating effect. The animated video, titled "Saudi Strike Force," has been ...
Saudi Arabia has some of the greatest military equipment money can buy, but its military is still not seen as a threat to its longtime rival Iran. Saudi Arabia's military has not proved capable of effectively fighting back Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Its arsenal is designed for a large conventional war ...
According to Al-Khaleej Online, the informed source said that Canada is currently leading an international campaign to force Saudi Arabia to stop its war on Yemen which has killed thousands of civilians and caused famine in the country. Nearly 20 million people are starving and one million people have ...
RIYADH: Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest attack by a Yemeni group that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and regional rival Tehran. There was no immediate report of casualties or damages.
But if we analyse the recent behaviour of Saudi Arabia's leadership, we can easily see that Masri's detention was not a surprising or unusual action. This episode was in line with the current Saudi pattern of harsh arm-twisting, war-mongering, and intimidation that aim to bludgeon smaller Arab states to ...
The company behind Vimto has said that profits will be held back following a blockade of the fizzy drink in war-torn Yemen and a slowing economy in Saudi Arabia. Nichols said that the recent escalation of hostilities in the Arab nation has resulted in the supply route to its Yemeni distributor being blockaded ...
In September 2015, he returned to the southern city of Aden as Saudi-backed forces, supported by other Sunni-majority nations, recaptured the city. In contrast, the Houthi's are backed by Iran, which is predominately Shia, with many describing the conflict as a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia - the ...
Three months later, Saudi Arabia, together with the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, launched a bombing campaign and naval blockade to crush the rebels, and blamed Iran for fomenting their insurrection. Since then, the U.S. has been providing intelligence and logistical assistance to Riyadh's war effort, ...
Usually when a country at war is fired upon it retaliates with guns, bullets and bombs. So when Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile launched from Yemen over the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month all eyes were on the oil-rich desert kingdom to see how it would respond. Iran-backed Houthi rebels fighting in ...
Saudi Arabia and Iran's ongoing battle for power and influence rages on in the Middle East but analysts aren't convinced that an all-out war will happen, yet. Many neighboring countries have been drawn into the conflict with Qatar, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon becoming proxy battlegrounds in the fight for ...

"Crisis in Saudi Arabia: war, Succession and the Future" comes as the kingdom is undergoing a major political shift after King Salman bin ...
People stand at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, on November 11, 2017. (AP Photo / Hani Mohammed) ...
From the rocky Mediterranean coast to the warm waters of the Persian gulf, an upstart young Saudi Arabian crown prince is making waves ...
On Monday, the House passed a resolution declaring U.S. support for a Saudi-led military operation in Yemen outside the scope of congressional authorization ...
While analysts said a war was unlikely -- because Saudi Arabia was not capable of waging one and Israel did not want one now -- they ...
Saudi Arabia's moves over the past few days are bringing it closer to direct war with Iran. But this process seems to have been kick started by ...
Iran and Lebanon, two countries targeted by Saudi Arabia's recent efforts to consolidate power at home and abroad, have rejected Riyadh's ...
Saudi Arabia and Iran's battle for control over the Middle East reached a fever pitch this weekend with threats of warfare, prompting the world to ...
In a show of diplomatic force to mobilise international pressure against Iran, Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, on Thursday displayed recovered debris of a Burkan 2-H ballistic missile that Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired at the King Khaled Airport in Riyadh on 4 November. The presentation ...
Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of detaining prime minister Saad Hariri and of asking the Shiite ...
The civil war in Yemen started as a local conflict, but Saudi Arabia rushed in because of exaggerated fears of Iranian influence there. All parties ...
Saudi Arabia may finally face accountability in Yemen as another air ... body to investigate possible war crimes being committed in Yemen's ...
The Photos the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Don't Want You to See ... The civil war in Yemen started as a local conflict, but Saudi Arabia rushed in ...
The ongoing diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has put a stranglehold on the number of Qatari pilgrims able to travel to Mecca ...
"We were too scared to leave our homes, and most of the shops were shut down or burned," a resident of Awamiya, in Saudi Arabia's Eastern ...
Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen proved to be a "strategic failure", but a full and official withdrawal from that country is unlikely, ...
Qatar and Saudi Arabia are at loggerheads once again over access to the Muslim holy land during the sacred period of the Hajj, after the ...
Last year, the United Nations capitulated to Saudi Arabia's demands and took the country out of its annual report on children and armed conflict ...
With these conditions in place, Saudi Arabia made its success much more difficult, if not impossible, and also prolonged the war. Therefore, to ...
The kingdom's campaign against dabbing has been ongoing for years; kick-started by Saudi Arabia's National Committee for Combating Drugs, ...
Reports of potential Iraq-led mediation between Iran and Saudi Arabia come as the latter leads the third year of a costly, intractable war across ...
Since the end of 2011, a number of anti-government demonstrations have taken place at Qatif (the Saudi province on the Persian gulf).
The news of a Saudi singer arrested for "dabbing" went viral around the world last week, drawing a range of reactions on social media.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has told two former US officials that he "wants out" of the two-year war he started in Yemen, and that he is not ...
Saudi Arabia hopes the drastic decrease in oil prices, to well below US$60 a ... Saudi Arabia launched this oil price war in tandem with the US.
Saudi Arabia accused of 'disregard' for human life by United Nations ... the Houthi rebels in the Yemeni civil war, according to Reuters.
The Saudi-led military coalition operating in the Yemeni civil war has said that a bombing of the capital Sanaa that killed at least 14 civilians ...
The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution strengthening the protection of global cultural heritage sites threatened by conflicts, saying perpetrators could be prosecuted for war crimes. The resolution urges nations to increase efforts to ...
The war has since killed around 7,700 people, including nearly 1,550 children, and shut down hundreds of schools. After hers was bombed, Roua sought out classes at a mosque in her home city of Taez.
Saudi Arabia briefly appeared on a UN "list of shame" as a violator of the rights of children in war but was then "temporarily" removed.
According to a report by Yemen's al-Masirah TV, some half of those killed in Saudi Arabia's border regions of Jizan, Najran and Asir in the last 36 hours were Saudi soldiers.
Ending the conflict might cost the warring parties their livelihoods, so they have stopped talking to the UN's special envoy. When the unfortunate diplomat arranged a ceasefire-monitoring centre in Saudi Arabia, the Houthis bombed it. "They and their ...
The UK has repeatedly denied there is any evidence that Saudi Arabia has committed 'war crimes'. Not least using weapons originating from the UK.


 

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