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Yemeni officials: Clashes over key city kill 130 fighters

Yemeni officials: Clashes over key city kill 130 fighters Yemeni officials say fierce clashes between government forces and Houthi rebels over a crucial central city have killed more than 130 fighters in the past two days By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 3:31 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANAA, …

Gov’t forces disperse protesters in Yemeni city, 7 wounded

Gov’t forces disperse protesters in Yemeni city, 7 wounded Officials say security forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government have violently dispersed thousands of protesters decrying deteriorating economic conditions in a southwestern province, wounding at least seven people By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 7:18 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Iran, Saudi sides continue tension-easing talks in Baghdad

Iran, Saudi sides continue tension-easing talks in Baghdad Iraqi officials say representatives from Iran and Saudi Arabia have held a new round of talks in Baghdad, the first such meeting between the regional foes since a new president was sworn in in Tehran By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 1:33 PM• 2 min readShare …

Clashes between Yemen’s rebels, government forces kill 35

Clashes between Yemen’s rebels, government forces kill 35 Fighting has flared up this week between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in the southern province of Shabwa, killing 35 from both sides By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 8:51 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANAA, Yemen — Flighting flared …

Yemeni officials say Houthi attack destroys aid warehouses

Yemeni officials say Houthi attack destroys aid warehouses Yemeni officials say the country’s Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile and explosive-laden drones at a Red Sea port on Saturday, destroying humanitarian aid warehouses ByThe Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 7:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials said …

US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks Satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show the U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 12:32 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: ‘A country in the making’

Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: ‘A country in the making’ All but four of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens and the Saudi kingdom was the birthplace of Osama bin Laden, the head of al-Qaida and mastermind of the attack By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 8:01 PM• 7 min readShare …

EXPLAINER: What was, and is, al-Qaida?

EXPLAINER: What was, and is, al-Qaida? The terror group al-Qaida under Osama bin Laden grew into a generational threat to America that culminated in its Sept. 11, 2001, attack that brought down the World Trade Center in New York By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 5:26 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi missile that hurt 2

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi missile that hurt 2 Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, which sent debris crashing down over a neighborhood near Dammam that wounded at least two children ByThe Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 10:32 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Groups: Both sides used starvation as tool in Yemen war

Groups: Both sides used starvation as tool in Yemen war Two human rights groups have accused both sides in the Yemen conflict of using starvation as a weapon of war By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 2:12 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:14 On Location: September 1, 2021 Catch up …

Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane

Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane Saudi state TV says that a bomb-laden drone has targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, wounding eight people and damaging a civilian plane By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 1:35 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:19 On Location: August …

Iraq brings together Mideast rivals in bid to ease tensions

Iraq brings together Mideast rivals in bid to ease tensions Arab heads of state and senior officials from the region including archenemies Iran and Saudi Arabia are meeting at a conference hosted by Iraq By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 5:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Morocco ‘regrets’ Algeria’s decision to cut diplomatic ties

Morocco ‘regrets’ Algeria’s decision to cut diplomatic ties Morocco’s foreign ministry said the country “regrets” the “completely unjustified” decision of neighboring Algeria to break off diplomatic relations ByThe Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 5:12 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAlgerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra gestures as he reads a statement …

Saudi oil giant Aramco sees half-year earnings climb to $47B

Saudi oil giant Aramco sees half-year earnings climb to $47B Saudi Arabia’s oil-producing crown jewel, Aramco, has announced a net income of around $47 billion for the first half of the year By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressAugust 8, 2021, 11:35 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:04 On Location: August 6, 2021 …

Saudi case against Twitter user may have its roots in US

Saudi case against Twitter user may have its roots in US A Saudi humanitarian aid worker’s anonymous Twitter account used to write satirically about the economy in Saudi Arabia has landed him in prison in the kingdom By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressAugust 5, 2021, 6:10 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:52 …

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant says that leaked data from the company, files that are now apparently being used in a cyber-extortion attempt involving a $50 million ransom demand, likely came from one of its contractors By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressJuly 21, 2021, 3:24 PM• 2 …

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow Muslims around the world are observing the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice” in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic By MARIAM FAM and AMR NABIL Associated PressJuly 20, 2021, 6:43 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMuslims …

UAE’s top prince in Saudi Arabia for talks with crown prince

UAE’s top prince in Saudi Arabia for talks with crown prince Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ByThe Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 3:45 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this handout photograph from the United Arab Emirates’ state-run …

With pandemic in mind, pared-back hajj in Mecca for 2nd year

With pandemic in mind, pared-back hajj in Mecca for 2nd year Tens of thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims are circling Islam’s holiest site in Mecca for the start of the hajj By AMR NABIL and AYA BATRAWY Associated PressJuly 18, 2021, 7:19 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMuslim pilgrims …

Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has stepped down, nine months after he was named to the post by the parliament By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressJuly 15, 2021, 8:14 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this photo released by Lebanon’s official …

US, French ambassadors to Beirut in rare joint Saudi visit

US, French ambassadors to Beirut in rare joint Saudi visit The French and U.S. ambassadors to Lebanon are in Riyadh for talks with Saudi officials, a rare joint visit aimed at developing a unified strategy to help the small Mediterranean country out of its unprecedented economic and political crises By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressJuly …

UAE rebuffs plan by OPEC, allies to extend production pact

UAE rebuffs plan by OPEC, allies to extend production pact The United Arab Emirates is pushing back against a plan by the OPEC oil cartel and allied producing countries to extend the global pact to cut oil production beyond April 2022 ByThe Associated PressJuly 5, 2021, 4:50 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Jordan tribes, bedrock of monarchy, on edge as economy tanks

Jordan tribes, bedrock of monarchy, on edge as economy tanks Jordan has drawn a curtain of secrecy on the unprecedented public rift within its royal family By KARIN LAUB and OMAR AKOUR Associated PressJuly 1, 2021, 3:29 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this June. 21, 2021 …

Two Saudi women’s rights activists released from prison

Two Saudi women’s rights activists released from prison Rights groups say two Saudi women’s rights campaigners have been released from prison, three years after a sweeping crackdown by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman targeting female activists who’d peacefully advocated for greater freedoms By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressJune 27, 2021, 3:44 PM• 4 min readShare to …

Yemen rebels claim downing of US-made drones, US denies it

Yemen rebels claim downing of US-made drones, US denies it Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim to have brought down two U.S.-made drones over the country’s central Marib province, the scene of heavy fighting between the Iran-backed rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressJune 23, 2021, 4:41 PM• 3 min …

2 plead not guilty in trial linked to Jordan’s royal rift

2 plead not guilty in trial linked to Jordan’s royal rift A former top adviser to Jordan’s King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch have pleaded not guilty to sedition and incitement charges By KARIN LAUB and OMAR AKOUR Associated PressJune 21, 2021, 4:02 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Saudi man accused of participating in rebellion executed

Saudi man accused of participating in rebellion executed Saudi Arabia executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his alleged participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressJune 15, 2021, 4:56 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this March …

2 confidants of senior Jordan royal charged with sedition

2 confidants of senior Jordan royal charged with sedition The prosecutor of Jordan’s state security court has filed sedition and incitement charges against two confidants of King Abdullah II’s half-brother Hamzah ByThe Associated PressJune 13, 2021, 5:41 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this May 25, 2008 …

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom Saudi Arabia says this year’s hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressJune 12, 2021, 12:17 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

UAE, Saudis summon Lebanon ambassadors over FM’s comments

UAE, Saudis summon Lebanon ambassadors over FM’s comments Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have summoned their Lebanese ambassadors The moves come in protest of televised remarks by Lebanon’s foreign minister, Charbel Wehbe, who suggested that Gulf countries provided backing to extremists By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressMay 18, 2021, 7:37 PM• 4 min …