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Op-Ed: Animal rights groups condemn Saudi Yemen attack that kills horses

Animal rights organizations issued statements Tuesday condemning the Saudi Arabian attack on Yemen's capital city Sanaa particularly an attack against a horse stable that killed numerous horses. Sanaa is held by the Iran-supported Houthi rebels

Yemen warring parties agree to UN call for a ceasefire

Five years after the Saudi-led invasion and bombing of Yemen, a ceasefire appears likely as the major warring parties have offered their support for a UN call for an immediate ceasefire which is being called because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Op-Ed: Houthis take northern Yemen province and now move south

Yemen's rebel Houthi movement reported on Tuesday that they had taken control of almost the whole of Jawf Province a northern province that borders Saudi Arabia. The advance marks one of the largest gains for the group in months.

US has some 2,500 troops in Saudi Arabia to counter Iran

There are some 2,500 US troops back in Saudi Arabia and they are getting prepared for a long stay. As tensions with Iran increase, US troops are again deployed to Saudi Arabia, though this will give anti-US jihadist groups a good recruiting tool.

In Yemen Saudi Arabia now faces pushback from eastern tribe

Saudi Arabia's venture into Yemen to try and reinstate the internationally recognized government of Mansur Hadi has caused the country continual problems as it has confronted not just Houthi rebels who control much of the north but southern separatists.

Op-Ed: Medical flights begin from Houthi-controlled Sanaa in Yemen

On Monday flights from the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital of Sanaa began carrying patients needing urgent medical care to Amman Jordan. This is a welcome step said the World Health Organization (WHO).

Op-Ed: Saudi newspaper article suggests abandoning the Hadi government

It is five years since the Saudis began their invasion and bombing of Yemen in an attempt to defeat the Houthi rebels in the north and reinstall the ousted government of Mansur Hadi.

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

Medina - His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport -- long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing.

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.
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