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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.

Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. promise a flood of crude oil

The battle for control of the global oil market intensified again on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia promised to increase production capacity and the United Arab Emirates said it plans to pump as much as possible next month.

Oil prices crash as Saudi Arabia initiates price war with Russia

Oil prices crashed, equities plunged and sovereign bond yields slumped after crude producers launched a price war, an additional disruption to a global economy already struggling thanks to the coronavirus.

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.

Nurse in Saudi hospital infected with Wuhan coronavirus

An Indian nurse working at a hospital in southwestern Saudi Arabia has been infected by the coronavirus amid an outbreak that has killed 17 people in China, India’s minister of state for external affairs said on Thursday.

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: Trump considering sending 14,000 more troops to the Middle East

Washington - For the past six months, the US has been stressing what it calls increasing threats from Iran as it announced more deployments of troops and equipment into the Middle East, mostly to Saudi Arabia and surrounding areas and clearly aimed at Iran.

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.

Some former Twitter employees spied for Saudi Arabia

The US Justice Department claims that three people including two former employees of Twitter and a third person who was working for the Saudi Royal Family face charges associated with spying for Saudi Arabia without registering as foreign agents.

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.

IPCC Special Report on climate approved after Saudi standoff

New York City - A major report detailing the dire impact of global warming on oceans and Earth's frozen zones was approved by the UN's 195-nation climate science body Tuesday after an all-night standoff with Saudi Arabia over wording.

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.

Iranian-backed Houthis strike major Saudi Arabia oil facility

Dubai - Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires.

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.
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