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US to send up to 500 troops to Saudi Arabian base

Riyadh - Satellite images show that facilities are being prepared for up to 500 US ground troops that are to be sent to Saudi Arabia. The troops are said to be sent in response to tensions with Iran.

Saudis and Houthis reach a deal on the port of Hodeidah in Yemen

Hodeida - Houthi and Saudi representatives have within the last 48 hours reached an agreement on board a UN ship in the Red Sea, according to UN officials. The deal would see the ceasefire at the port of Hodeidah enforced.

Houthis claim to have taken 20 military sites in Saudi Arabia

The Houthis in Yemen have claimed that its forces crossed the border into southern Saudi Arabia taking control of more than twenty positions. Saudi Arabia is leading a military coalition against the Houthis to try and restore the previous government.

Saudi Arabia biggest arms purchaser in the world

While the US is the world''s largest exporter of arms, Saudi Arabia is the world's largest customer not just in the Middle East which purchases about a third of world arms exports but in the entire world.

Saudi says British Hezbollah ban 'constructive'

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed Britain's decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, describing it as an "important and constructive" step.

China and Saudi Arabia solar investments reshaping geopolitics

Riyadh - Uneasy about its oil dependence and lack of domestic manufacturing capabilities, Saudi Arabia is courting China for help with the next stage of its energy policy, amid predictions that renewable energy generation will change modern geopolitics.

Op-Ed: New official version of Khashoggi murder still absolves MBS

The Saudi Public Prosecutor has issued a rare press release that summarized the new official version of events in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. As in the older version, the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), is absolved of any responsibility.

Saudi-led coalition sends thousands of troops towards Yemen port

Aden - The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen has sent more than 10,000 new troops towards a vital rebel-held port city ahead of a new assault, Yemeni government officials said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Tech, arms and Saudi Arabia, defining the problems

Istanbul - Many of the world’s top tech companies and governments claim to have high ideals. Their problem now is that Saudi Arabia, one of the top global investors in tech, is now under a bloodstained shadow. What are they going to do about it?

Op-Ed: I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of Trump's mouth

I turned off the news tonight — to regain some semblance of sanity. In the past few weeks, we have been through two destructive hurricanes and journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. Yet, what has Trump been doing?

Chairman of Virgin Galactic suspends partnership with Saudis

Richard Branson founder and chairman of the space tourism venture, Virgin Galactic has temporarily suspended a partnership with Saudi Arabia until the issue of missing Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi is cleared up.

Female activist in Saudi Arabia faces death penalty

Saudi human rights activists are warning against the possible beheading of Israa al-Ghomgham by the government. Israa has been provisionally sentenced to death by a Ryadh court.

Saudi Arabia escalates dispute with Canada as U.S. stays mum

Riyadh - As the diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada escalates, the United States — Canada’s most important ally and largest trade partner — declined to come to the defense of the Canadian government.

Canada — Saudi Arabia diplomatic spat turns very ugly

Saudi Arabian state media tweeted a disturbing infographic of an Air Canada airliner heading toward the Toronto skyline with the warning: "Sticking one's nose where it doesn't belong!" The message was clearly a reference to the 9/11 attacks.

Saudi Arabia forced to introduce taxes as oil revenues slump

Riyad - Saudi Arabia residents have long enjoyed a tax-free existence supplemented by heavy subsidies on some products. With the steep decline in oil prices and revenues this is all changing.

Microsoft apologises as Bing translates 'Daesh' to 'Saudi Arabia'

Microsoft has been forced to apologise after its Bing search engine began automatically translating "Daesh" into "Saudi Arabia." The company blamed crowdsourced translations for the error and is investigating the issue. Saudi users called for a boycott.

Op-Ed: Saudis attempting to negotiate reconciliation in Libya

Mecca - There appear to be a number of efforts to bring about a reconciliation between the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).

Measure to ban transfer of cluster bombs to Saudis defeated

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly defeated a measure to ban the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. The vote was 204 for and 216 against. The vote against the measure was made up of 200 Republicans but only 16 Democrats.

U.S. water rights at stake as Saudis buy up land in California

Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon not be able to grow alfalfa to feed its 170,000 cattle in its own parched country, so it is buying up more of California's drought-stricken land to grow alfalfa.

What we know about Russia, Saudi Arabia halting oil output

In an effort to nudge a slumping marketing back into a more respectable selling price, Russia and Saudi Arabia have coordinated an oil output freeze. Whether it will work or not is for OPEC — and millions of consumers — to see.

Saudi Chess Association replies to cleric's 'chess ban' comment

After Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh compared chess to alcohol and gambling and said it was the work of Satan, the Saudi Chess Association sent a letter to the World Chess Federation to clear the air.

Saudi Arabia prepares for war

The Syrian civil war rages on after five years of intense fighting and has absorbed a wide variety of factions into the conflict, including the Kurds, Islamic State, the Syrian army, the United States and its allies, and Russia.

Liberals will honor Conservative military contract with Saudis

Ottawa - In 2014 the Conservative government of Stephen Harper inked a huge $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The deal was controversial because of the wretched human rights record of the Saudis.

Op-Ed: Top Saudi cleric claims chess 'work of Satan' and 'forbidden'

Mecca - Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh responded to a question on a Saudi television show saying that chess was "the work of Satan," as were alcohol and gambling.

Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in Southwestern U.S.

In what looks to be a prelude to the "water wars," Saudi Arabia has been buying up farmland in the southwestern part of the U.S. to grow alfalfa hay that is then shipped back to Saudi Arabia to feed its dairy cattle because it doesn't have enough water.

Op-Ed: Cheap oil sinking stock markets

Cheap oil has already affected global markets and economies in countless ways, from disrupting Venezuelan politics to sinking the Russian ruble and introducing the world to “low-flation.”

Saudi Arabia to build tower that reaches 3,280 feet into the sky

Jeddah - The world's tallest tower is Burj Khalifa (2,716-feet), located in Dubai, but in the future it may be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia builds its Jeddah Tower.

Op-Ed: Palestinian poet sentenced to death by Saudi court for apostasy

Riyadh - A Saudi court sentenced Asharaf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet, to death for abandoning his Muslim faith, a form of apostasy punishable by death in Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries who implement Sharia law.

Lebanese amphetamine smuggling plot foiled

Lebanese authorities have reported that an attempt to smuggle major quantities of amphetamine has been foiled by officials.

Crane accident kills at least 87 people in Saudi Arabia

Mecca - Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense Authority is reporting that at least 87 people have died and another 201 or more people were injured when a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque in the Holy city of Mecca today.
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