Posted in Saudi Arabia Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it foiled new Houthi strike, as US set to lift ‘terror’ tag

Officials say drone rigged with explosives was launched against airport near border RIYADH — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it foiled a Houthi drone attack on…

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Posted in Biden Saudi Arabia

Saudi human rights under new spotlight in Biden era

By Frank GardnerBBC security correspondent The Trump administration, according to President Biden’s campaign team, “wrote Saudi Arabia a blank cheque”. It accused it of turning…

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Posted in Biden Iran Saudi Arabia

Biden presidency ‘may herald new start for Saudi-Iranian relations’

Existing quiet cooperation has been under way for months, say authors of Guardian comment article An opportunity for a new beginning between Saudi Arabia and…

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Posted in Biden Military Saudi Arabia U.S. War

Biden Sends B-52 Bomber Over Persian Gulf After Missile Fired On Riyadh

On Wednesday The Wall Street Journal revealed that the Biden administration for the first time sent a B-52 bomber in a long range flight from the US to…

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Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia

Ending regional rift with a public embrace, Saudi Arabia and Qatar restore ties

As kingdom hosts Qatari emir at Gulf nations summit, Saudi foreign minister says agreement represents ‘turning of the page on all points of difference’ AL-ULA,…

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Posted in Donald Trump Iran Israel Saudi Arabia

Israel, Saudi Arabia reportedly pressuring Trump to strike Iran in final days

According to Arab media’s report, which is based on anonymous US sources, Riyadh and Jerusalem want to sabotage Biden’s plan to re-enter negotiations with the…

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Posted in Bahrain Comoros Djibouti Egypt Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Malta Mauritania Morocco Oman Palestine Qatar Saudi Arabia Somalia Sudan Syria Tunisia UAE UN Yemen

When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

(December 29, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on…

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Posted in Israel Lebanon Saudi Arabia

Nasrallah claims Saudi-Israeli plot to kill him; says precision missiles doubled

Lebanon’s Hezbollah has doubled the number of its precision missiles over the past year, the terror group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said Sunday. In a four-hour…

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Posted in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia shuts down international air, see & land travel over new fast-spreading Covid-19 strain

Riyadh has sealed its borders for all passenger travel for at least a week, suspending international flights as well as entry to sea and land…

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Posted in Bahrain Donald Trump Saudi Arabia UAE

The Trump administration has hoped Saudi Arabia would join the UAE and Bahrain in recognizing Israel and forging diplomatic ties, a move seen as increasingly distant in the wake of Joe Biden’s election as US president.

But Saudi leaders have hitherto indicated that Israeli-Palestinian peace will have to come first. Riyadh announced in early September that it had “approved the request…

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