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Op-Ed: Houthi attack on military camp in Yemen kills more than 100

Reports on the number of casualties caused by an attack on a mosque in a military camp in the Yemeni central province of Marib vary widely. However one report claims more than 100 persons were killed and as many as 100 wounded

Op-Ed: Agreement between Saudis and Yemen separatists breaks down

The ongoing Saudi-led operation in Yemen is intended to defeat the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control much of the north including the capital Sanaa. The Saudis are supported in the battle against the Houthis by the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Dakar's women drivers helping their Saudi sisters

Jeddah - They may be few in number but the women who have come to Saudi Arabia to race their vehicles across the sands in this year's Dakar Rally are making their voices heard.

Op-Ed: Misreading Iran — Trump’s hubris could be big trouble for himself

Washington - Iran has prestige and credibility on the line after the killing of one of its top generals. President Trump has taken personal credit for this attack, and publicized his role personally. This can backfire for him and United States interests.

Op-Ed: Yemen separatists withdraw their negotiating team

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) the separatist movement seeking an independent south Yemen has withdrawn its negotiating team from the joint committee formed to implement the unity deal with the Saudi-backed government of Mansur Hadi.

Saudi shelling of Yemen marketplace claimed to kill at least 17

Shelling from Saudi Arabia forces directed at a popular marketplace across the border in Yemen has killed at least 17 people according to local sources. Indications are all killed were civilians. Saudis have not said why they attacked.

Op-Ed: The US is losing the Middle East game to Russia and Turkey

Ankara - America’s vague, blurry Middle Eastern geopolitical strategy has always been a bit iffy. Now, The US is losing ground in the Middle East as Russia takes Turkey effectively out of NATO, with US nukes on the ground in Turkey.

Op-Ed: Yemen STC separatists claim Ryadh agreement no longer binding

The primary southern separatist movement the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has withdrawn from the recently negotiated Riyadh agreement negotiated between the Hadi government with the support of Saudi Arabia and the STC with its UAE ally.

Saudi Arabia and Houthis hold secret peace talks on Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and the Yemen Houthi movement appear to be making progress. Prisoners were released, medical patients have been evacuated and the number of attacks are down significantly.

Saudi Crown Prince escalates crackdown against dissidents

Saudi Arabia's crackdown on perceived dissent since Prince Mohammed bin Salman became Crown Prince has been on-again off-again but according to human rights groups the crackdown has been increasing over the past week.

Op-Ed: After deal, Yemen separatists allow Saudi troops in south Yemen

The separatist group in South Yemen the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has announced they accept the presence of Saudi Arabian military forces in the south but warned the Saudi-supported former government of Mansur Hadi was not welcome in Aden.

Fayvo: New social sharing experience receives global launch

October 2019 saw the U.S. launch of Fayvo, a new type of social sharing experience intended to bring an engaging focus among friends and family, which the company say is often missing from other platforms.

Saudis to temporarily take control of Aden in agreement with STC

Saudis will temporarily take control of the port city of Aden in a power-sharing deal meant to end the infighting between the Saudis and the UAE allied with southern separatists. Aden is the capital of the Saudi supported Hadi government.

Saudi Arabia is considering some form of ceasefire in Yemen

A couple of weeks ago the Houthis who control much of northern Yemen offer to stop missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia if Saudi Arabia ceased such attacks on Yemen. However, up until now there has been no sign of the Saudis agreeing to a cease fire.

Saudis deny Houthi claims about capture of Saudi troops

Spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Col. Turki al Malki, that is fighting against the Houthis who control the north of the country says that the Houthi claims that thousands of Saudi troops were captured were "misleading"

Saudi Crown Prince denies knowledge of torture of female activist

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman denies any knowledge about the allegations of torture of a female activist. The allegations have also been denied by the public prosecutor.

US sends missile defense system and 200 personnel to the Saudis

The Pentagon announced Thursday that it has approved sending air and missiles defense along with 200 personnel to help protect Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said this was just an initial deployment with more to follow.

Saudis refuse ceasefire attack Yemen port of Hodeidah

While Yemen's Houthis who control much of the north of the country have declared a ceasefire in the war with the Saudis, the Saudis have not reciprocated and have launched attacks notably around the area of the strategic port of Hodeidah.

Saudis still owe the US $181 million for refueling in Yemen war

The Trump administration has stressed the alliance of the US and Saudis and condemned the attack on Saudi oil infrastructure blaming the attack on Iran even though the Houthi's who control much of the north of Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack.

Saudi Arabia says oil output to be restored by end of September

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia said Tuesday its oil output will return to normal by the end of September, seeking to soothe rattled energy markets after attacks on two instillations that slashed its production by half.
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