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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.

Saudi says oil output to be restored by end of September

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday its oil output would be back to normal by the end of the month, with half the production lost in weekend attacks on two key facilities already restored.

Split between UAE with separatists and Saudis in Yemen continues

There have been some halting attempts at reconciliation talks but the split between Saudi-backed forces and UAE-backed forces in Yemen appears to be continuing.

Op-Ed: In Yemen US engages in direct peace talks with the Houthi rebels

US officials confirmed that they are in direct talks with the Houthis who control much of northern Yemen including the capital Sanaa. Assistant US Secretary of State David Schneker confirmed the talks to reporters in Saudi Arabia.

Washington in talks with Yemeni rebels, US official says

Al Kharj - Washington is in talks with Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in a bid to end the country's war, a top US official said on Thursday, the first such contact in more than four years.

Saudis send reinforcements to Yemen to battle separatists and UAE

As tensions soar between troops loyal to the Saudis and the Hadi government in Yemen square off against UAE troops backing the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) the Saudis are deploying more troops and armed vehicles to Shabwa Province.

Saudis furious over UAE airstrikes on its positions in Yemen

The clashes between forces loyal to the Hadi government led by the Saudis and the UAE and Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces brought a correlative war of words as each side accuses the other of causing the clashes.

Op-Ed: UAE bombs forces in Yemen loyal to the Saudi-supported government

Of the estimated 20,000 fighters involved in the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen to support the internationally-recognized government of Mansur Hadi about half of them backed by the United Arab Emirates have supported a southern separatist movement.

Saudi-led forces retake provincial capital of province in Yemen

The internationally recognized Yemen government backed by Saudi Arabia has reportedly retaken a rebel-held camp in the capital city of Shabwa province. Though reports say the camp was retaken on Saturday, there were still signs of fighting on Sunday

Op-Ed: Yemen summit to create a new government postponed indefinitely

A summit that was intended to form a new Yemeni government and was slated to take place in Saudi Arabia has not started and was postponed indefinitely.

Op-Ed: Yemen's Southern Separatists aim to occupy all of South Yemen

Aden - The Southern Transitional Council (STC), a large separatist movement that wants an independent Southern Yemen has rejected demands to give up Aden that it has seized from the Saudi-supported internationally recognized government

Op-Ed: Southern separatists take control of Aden in Yemen

Aden - Aden was declared the interim capital of Yemen by the Saudi-backed government of Mansour Hadi. However, Hadi is in Saudi Arabia because of the security situation. Now Aden has been taken over by southern separatists backed by the UAE.

Some 2.5 million Muslim hajj pilgrims scale Mount Arafat

Mena - Nearly 2.5 million Muslim hajj pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia Saturday marshalled by tens of thousands of stewards in a bid to prevent any repetition of previous years' deadly stampedes.
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