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Saudi Arabia and its adversaries in Yemen's armed Houthi movement are holding secret talks to try to end a three-year-old war that has unleashed the world's worst humanitarian crisis, diplomats and Yemeni political sources said. A Saudi-led coalition is fighting to counter the influence of Riyadh's arch-foe ...
That's where Saudi Arabia comes in. It's the birthplace of Islam and host to the faith's two holiest mosques. Combined with abundant oil wealth, these assets bestow on the Saudis a measure of soft power influence unrivaled in the Muslim world. Unfortunately, for decades that power was wielded largely for ...
SANAA - Saudi Arabia has been accused of forcing tens of thousands of Yemeni expatriates back home into poverty and war with the enforcement of tough new rules on migrant workers under Mohammed bin Salman's vision for a "Saudis first" economy. The crown prince's "Vision 2030" policy includes two ...
The war in Yemen drags on even as it continues to bleed Saudi Arabia while increasing international pressure on Iran. ... High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) explained that the Yemenis are facing multiple crises, including armed conflict, displacement, risk of famine and the outbreaks of diseases ...

The "dirty money" of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is being paid to recruit African mercenaries to occupy Libya's south and that money could lead to the division of the country if it was not blocked, Libya's Mufti, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani said Monday. In a new published article, the Mufti said UAE ...
"Welcome home to the labourers returning from Saudi Arabia. You still have a job: defending the nation on our military bases." So declared Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi rebels' de facto government, in a recent al Thawra newspaper article published in Sanaa. It barely seems possible, ...
While DfID says it will pool expertise to boost infrastructure in poor countries, critics say that it is meant to whitewash the reputation of Saudi Arabia, which needs such PR thanks to its leading role in the war in Yemen. Enter announcement two, from BAE Systems. Saudi Arabia is near a long-delayed deal to ...
The United States sold more than $650 million in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as the Yemen war expanded last year, according to a study released Thursday. The Washington-based Security Assistance Monitor said the weapons went to Saudi Arabia and the UAE through the ...
"Germany has suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia, but British arms sales have sharply increased and British military advisers are directing the war." Despite Tory jeers, Mr Corbyn continued: "It cannot be right that her government is colluding in what the United Nations says is evidence of war crimes.".
Where will the world's next catastrophic war erupt? And what will trigger it? However risky the North Korean nuclear stalemate remains, the more likely battleground once again appears to be the Middle East. And the growing rivalry between the region's most powerful countries -- Iran and Saudi Arabia ...
Three US senators have introduced a resolution that will force the chamber to vote for the first time on whether the US should continue to support Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, a conflict that has led to the deaths of at least 10,000 civilians there and driven the Middle East's poorest country to the brink of ...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne after his father King Salman, is the Saudi defense minister and architect of the Yemen war. While the crown prince has burnished his reputation abroad with promises of business-friendly reforms and other pledges, his role in Yemen haunts that ...
The Saudi-led coalition has been repeatedly accused by rights groups of unlawful airstrikes on civilian targets, some of which, they say, may amount to war crimes. Riyadh insists it does all it can to avoid civilian casualties, though a UN panel of experts that reviewed 10 Saudi airstrikes reported in January ...
LONDON -- On the last day of a visit by the Saudi crown prince, Britain approved the sale of 48 highly advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia on Friday, brushing aside calls for an embargo over the kingdom's role in Yemen's civil war. Human rights and arms control groups have mounted a publicity ...
SVF listed 19 companies where it has holdings, many acquired since the first close of the fund in May 2017 when it unveiled a $93 billion war chest, which ... The relationship with the Kingdom will work both ways with Bloomberg reporting in 2017 that SoftBank planned to invest $25 billion in Saudi Arabia ...

The visit was previously set to take place in February, but now appears to have been pushed back amid fears it could be disrupted by activists protesting the kingdom's role in the ongoing war in Yemen. Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), which opposes UK sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, said ...
This geopolitical competition persisted throughout the Cold War, as Washington and Moscow sought to expand their political influence through nuclear ... If Washington cedes the nuclear supply game at this early stage of development in Saudi Arabia, Moscow or Beijing will become the primary stewards of ...
Istanbul -- Iraq and Afghanistan may get the headlines, but right now, there is no place in the world more dangerous than Yemen. A three-year-old civil war is at a stalemate. One side is backed by Saudi Arabia, the other by Iran. The Saudi Arabian government invited us to Yemen to show us their version ...
At a wind-swept camp for those displaced by Yemen's war, a young Yemeni woman named Leemi, who supports her child and eight others, gratefully accepted aid from Saudi Arabia. That's even after she said a Saudi-led airstrike destroyed her home near Sirwah, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the ...
The duo would flee the south to north after losing the war, which claimed close to 10,000 lives and divided the south along ideological and tribal lines. However, most of Hadi's power comes from Saudi Arabia, where he has been based since 2016. The Saudis formed an Arab coalition and launched attacks ...
Last week Germany announced it was going to stop arming Saudi Arabia, as well as other countries involved in the war in Yemen. The Canadian government recently revealed that in the summer, it had stopped approving new permits for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, and was investigating allegations that ...
Hamza bin Laden, the son of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, renewed his call for Saudi Arabia's monarchy to be overthrown in a video released ... This came to a head with Western troops being stationed in Saudi Arabia during The Gulf War," Harrison Akins, a Security Expert with the Howard Baker ...
After years fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is handing over billions of dollars to its war-torn neighbor to prevent economic collapse and an even deeper humanitarian crisis. King Salman had ordered the transfer of $2 billion to the Yemeni central bank "to address the deteriorating ...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Saudi Arabia of double-crossing the Palestinians and betraying 1.6 billion Muslims by siding with the U.S. and Israel on regional affairs. Despite Iran and Saudi Arabia's decades-long proxy war of influence in the Middle East, revolutionary Shiite ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered a $2 billion transfer to the Yemeni central bank, CNN reports, as a wave to stave off further economic turmoil in war-torn Yemen. Why it matters: The Saudi Ministry of culture and Information said in a statement that the money is meant to boost ...
(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 ...


 

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