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Houthi rockets fired from Yemen land on Saudi mountain village

Friday, 22 September 2017

An official source at the Coalition Command said that rockets fired from Yemen on Thursday landed on an elementary school in a mountain village at Al-Arda Governorate in the Jazan province. In the statement the coalition said that the rockets also landed on a housing area which resulted in structural damage but no deaths or injuries have been reported. The coalition confirmed that the rockets were launched by Houthi militias from the Yemeni territories, stressing that these attacks represent a ...

Saudi cleric suspended for making controversial remarks about women

Friday, 22 September 2017

A Saudi cleric has been suspended after he made derogatory remarks about women in a public lecture.Sheikh Saad al-Hijri, member of the Asir province religious jurisprudence committee, said during a lecture in the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait that women should not drive because they lack reason and religious commitment.Al-Hijri went on to say that women have only “a quarter of a mind” therefore they cannot make decisions involved while being behind the wheel. The lecture ...

On the eve of its National Day, some quick facts about Saudi Arabia

Friday, 22 September 2017

The Saudi National Day is celebrated on September 23 every year to commemorate the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Here are some facts about the country: • Saudi Arabia has 83,000 square miles in area, which makes it the 13th largest country in the world. • It is the largest country in the world without river. • Riyadh has the world’s biggest camel market and it sells about 100 camels per day. • Saudi Arabia will have the World’s Tallest Building in ...

Hadi: Houthis are running an Iranian ‘expansionist agenda’ in the region

Friday, 22 September 2017

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi said on Thursday that the coup d’état was carrying out an Iranian”expansionist agenda” in the region. Hadi said in a speech to the UN General Assembly that Iran is supporting the coup militias with funds, weapons and missiles. “Sustained peace can only be possible if this state ceases interfering in our affairs, creating tensions and stoking feelings of hatred,” he said. The Houthi militias form a threat to peace and ...

King Salman meets with former Turkish president

Thursday, 21 September 2017

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud received in Jeddah on Thursday the former President of Turkey Abdullah Gul. During the meeting, discussions were exchanged on a number of topics of common interest.

Solution to Qatar crisis will be from the Gulf, says Saudi FM

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that the solution to the ongoing Qatari crisis would be a Gulf one. Jubeir also said that Qatar should stop its support for terrorism and extremism, pointing out that Doha must stop the rhetoric of hatred, incitement and interference in the internal affairs of other countries. “Qatar must adhere to the principles of combating terrorism,” Jubeir said.

Bloomberg: Trump confronted Qatar over terrorism-related activity

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Bloomberg’s white house correspondent Jennifer Jacobs tweeted on Wednesday that “after Trump praised the emir Tues., he privately confronted him with evidence Qatar still engaged in terrorism-related activity, I'm told.”She then tweeted that “Trump has changed his thinking on Qatar dispute in last 10 days. Was presented with info showing Iran benefits from a prolonged dispute.”Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt broke off the ties over allegations of Qatar’s ...

Saudi Arabia counting on the wisdom of President Barzani not to hold a referendum

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

An official source in Saudi Arabia commented on the referendum to be held in the Kurdistan region of Iraq on 25 September 2017, saying that with current conditions experienced by the region and the risks it faces it would be best to avoid new crises that may result in negative repercussions, political and security, as well as the dispersal of efforts to achieve stability and security in the region, including the fight against terrorist organizations and related activities.In line with regional ...

Trump denies warning Saudi Arabia over military action against Qatar

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied warning Saudi Arabia on taking military action against Qatar. It’s been more than 100 days since the Arab quartet’s boycott against Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting and funding terrorist groups. Trump predicted that the Gulf conflict with Qatar would come to an end quickly. “We are right now in a situation where we’re trying to solve a problem in the Middle East and I think we’ll get it solved. I have a very strong ...

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries, especially the mechanisms of joint coordination in the field of defense, as well as discussing developments in the region and efforts exerted to combat them. The Saudi crown prince and British defense minister signed a Framework ...

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