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Sanaa, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels say they have fired a ballistic missile targeting a special forces camp and a facility for helicopter gunships in the Saudi border province of Najran. The media arm of the rebels, known as the Houthis, said Thursday's projectile was a Qaher 2-M ballistic missile.
Saudi Arabian authorities have imposed a travel ban on 17 relatives of prominent scholar Salman al-Awda, who has been held for nearly four months, Human Rights Watch reported. A member of the Awda family said in a statement on Sunday that a relative discovered the ban when he tried to leave the ...
Labor and social development system will provide support in many fields including training and qualifying staff needed for nationalization. Related Articles. Saudi women to drive female students to school, work in car rental, says transport chief · Saudi Labor Ministry identifies car rental suggestions ...
Five experts at the United Nations Human Rights Council have called upon Saudi Arabia to release dozens of human rights activists detained in Riyadh since September, Al Khaleej Online has reported. The five condemned a "worrying pattern of widespread and systematic arbitrary arrests and detention" ...

The latter involved the Saudis' refusal to grant visas to Israeli Chess players, for example, along with ongoing international controversy over restrictions on women and human rights violations in the strict Islamic country. Carlsen himself had decided to take part unlike his top female counterpart from Ukraine, ...
Saudi Arabia's once-mollycoddled residents are starting the new year with petrol prices doubled and VAT imposed for the first time as the country embarks on the riskiest stage of its economic reforms. The 5 per cent levy on most goods and services had been well-trailed, having been agreed by all the ...
Gas prices Monday increased by more than 125 percent, closely approaching prices paid by most Americans. Electric prices rose last month by a similar amount, creating a sense of shellshock for many Saudis. According to Agence France Presse, the kingdom has set aside additional funds to provide ...
An image shown on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting showed Iranians marching in support of the regime. By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell Associated Press January 02, 2018. Tehran -- Clashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported Tuesday, ...
Dubai/MUSCAT: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value-added tax from yesterday, a first for the gulf which has long prided itself on its tax-free, cradle-to-grave welfare system. Saudi Arabia compounded the New Year blow for motorists with an unannounced hike of up to 127 percent ...
He said the tax was imposed by the two governments within the framework of a unified agreement endorsed by member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. See-To also said the VAT, which is similar in concept to the GST, was launched at the same time as hikes in the prices of RON95 petrol by both ...
Jeddah -- Saudis and expatriates woke up on Monday to a number of structural economic reforms which include hike in fuel prices and the levy on expatriate workers. Twelve government and semi-government departments have been tasked with carrying out these reforms. These authorities consist of the ...
Under the partnership agreement between the International Islamic Trade finance corporation (ITFC) and the International Trade Center (ITC), a number of workshops on market analysis tools and the creation of market profiles were organized in Riyadh and Jeddah, within the framework of the Aid for ...
Beirut, Lebanon -- They call each other meddlers, warmongers, religious hypocrites, zealots and sponsors of terrorism. Now Iran and Saudi Arabia, the archrivals of the Middle East, are competing in a surprising new category: gender equality. They appear to be vying over who can be quicker to overhaul ...
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh expecting to spend the day with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but instead found himself manhandled by Saudi security forces and forced to resign his position, according to a report by the New York Times.
But the rules are not as strict as they once were, and in many places, change has already begun. Saudi Arabia has a large youth population. About two-thirds of its 22 million citizens are under 30. Compared with members of older generations, young Saudis have grown up with unprecedented exposure to ...

The incident is the second time in recent months that Saudis said they intercepted a missile aimed at Riyadh. Last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused the Houthis -- and the Shiite group's backers in Iran -- of committing an act of "direct military aggression" by firing a missile at an ...
Wary Saudis Need Better News on economy to Snap Stock-Sale Habit. Changing market regulations to attract foreign investors in Saudi Arabia has not enticed local individuals to buy shares. A Saudi investor monitors the stock exchange at the Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, on December 14, 2016 in ...
The Saudis have been looking for an exit ramp from the struggle against Israel since their 2002 peace initiative. That effort accelerated under President Barack Obama, as the Saudis saw his attempt to create a rapprochement with Iran as a threat to their security. The nuclear deal pushed the Saudis into the ...
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh expecting to spend the day with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but instead found himself manhandled by Saudi security forces and forced to resign his position, according to a report by the New York Times.
RIYADH -- A total of 121,766 Saudi men and women entered the employment market up to Dec. 15 of this year, according to Khaled Aba Al-Khail, spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. He said the initiatives and support programs launched by the ministry a few months ago helped ...
But the rules are not as strict as they once were, and in many places, change has already begun. Saudi Arabia has a large youth population. About two-thirds of its 22 million citizens are under 30. Compared with members of older generations, young Saudis have grown up with unprecedented exposure to ...
Not long ago, the Turkish political elite was silent about the legitimacy of Saudi Arabia in the Muslim world, but now voices are emerging to urge Erdogan to first reclaim Mecca and Medina (two holy cities of Islam in Saudi Arabia) from the Saudis. As one twitter user wrote, "Israel will keep winning in ...
[RIYADH] Saudi Arabia plans to raise domestic gasoline and jet fuel prices in January, part of a program to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom seeks to overhaul its economy and balance the budget, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Gasoline prices are set to increase by ...
Saudis have overwhelmingly welcomed the announcement by the Ministry of culture and Information on Monday that it will allow movie theaters to open in the Kingdom next year. According to Monday's announcement, a resolution was passed paving the way for licenses to be granted to commercial movie ...
Saudi Arabia will cut its crude oil exports to Asia by more than 100,000 bpd in January compared to December, while keeping its shipments to Europe and the U.S. at the December levels, the Saudi Energy Ministry said on Monday. "Aramco will maintain its overall supply levels next month at their recent low ...
U.S., Saudis to team up on carbon capture effort. Perry has suggested he'd like to put more money into such research. By James Osborne. December 8, 2017. Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project flue gas duct which is part of a commercial-scale. WA Parish plant infrastructure at Fort Bend County. NGR Energy and JX ...
But humanitarian groups say the Saudis' actions are still preventing much needed food, fuel and medicine from getting into a country that was already on the ... U.S. support for the Saudi-led campaign includes selling the Saudis weapons, providing limited intelligence and helping with logistics such as air ...
A Saudi-led coalition aligned with Yemen's government has imposed a blockade on the country as part of its battle against Huthi rebels. (file photo). Share. Share on facebook · Share on twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · email to a Friend. Print. U.S. President Donald Trump has called on ...
Riyadh has spoken out against US threats to move its diplomatic HQ from Tel Aviv but will the president listen? Mohammed bin Salman with Donald Trump in Washington earlier this year. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images. US foreign policy ...
But when the 75-year-old Saleh moved against his onetime ally, the Saudis had no plan to assist him against the Houthis or to exploit the breakup. The outcome leaves Riyadh even more tied down in an expensive quagmire and raises more questions about the Saudi leadership. The Houthi-Saleh alliance ...
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate have formed an exclusive trade and military partnership - a move that could antagonise the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which is trying to ease tensions amid a six-month blockade of Qatar. The UAE foreign ministry said today that the emirates and Saudi ...
In the wake of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh's weekend overture to the Saudi-led coalition, fighting has escalated in the capital, Sanaa. Saleh said on Saturday he was ready to "turn a new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition. The offer came just days after fighting erupted between ...
Energy Secretary Rick Perry struck an agreement with Saudi Arabia on Monday to work on clean fossil fuel projects that had the support of the Obama administration. Perry signed the memorandum of understanding with Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al Falih while visiting the oil-rich kingdom on Monday.
A conference on creating "a positive agenda" became the latest battlefield for Saudi Arabia and its regional-rival Iran after the two accused each other of meddling in the Middle East. Tags: Rome, Conference, Beyond Turmoil, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon, Hizballah, Yemen, Syria,. Saudi Arabia and Iran ...
The rebel alliance controlling Yemen's capital appeared to crumble Saturday as a strongman opposed to the internationally recognised government reached out to a Saudi-led coalition fighting the insurgents. The rift within rebel ranks erupted into violence in Sanaa this week, raising fears of a new front in a ...
The Saudis on Saturday issued a statement that acknowledged Saleh's remarks. Saleh's message did not sit well with the Houthis, whose spokesman called his remarks "a coup against our alliance and partnership." The reaction is another sign of a developing rift among rebel groups in the Yemen civil war ...
An Iranian girl playing with an anti-aircraft gun in Baharestan Square in Teheran, Iran, in September. Seeking to capitalise on a wave of ...
Udai Faisal, a 5-month-old suffering from acute malnutrition, is shown March 22 at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Udai died two days ...
"They've been ordered not talk about it because it's all part of this deal that Trump's got with the Saudis," Jones said. "We'll see if that's really the ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia presents Iran as an enemy because it wants to cover up its defeats in the ...
Saudi Arabia has been using starvation to squeeze Yemen. The Saudi regime stepped up its air, land and sea siege of the war-ravaged Middle ...
Tehran -- The busiest square in Tehran is dominated by an enormous billboard with a drawing of a young man in the uniform of the ...
The founding member of Sisters in Islam said the phenomenon was contributing to the disappearance of local cultural elements in place of ...
Riyadh, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular, would approve any kind of Israeli-Palestinian deal to finally get rid of this "PR ...
A Saudi-led Muslim military coalition, commanded by a former Pakistan Army chief, was officially launched Sunday in Riyadh where defense ...
PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay, and we are live on facebook and YouTube and TheRealNews.com and now ...
To accomplish this, the Saudis will have to persuade the Iraqi government, headed by Haider al-Abadi, to agree to leave American troops in ...
"It's not in the Saudis' interest to have relations with Israel. Israel will neither fight our battles nor attack Iran or Hezbollah for us." However ...


 

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