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100 Houthis killed, 34 others detained in a week

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The statistics released by the Yemeni army, Friday, stated that at least 100 members of the Houthi militia were killed in clashes that took place in Kataf Al Baq’e front in the province of Saada, their main stronghold north of the country, within a week. The numbers confirmed that four field commanders were among the dead Houthis. The Yemeni army found the bodies of three of them, in addition to the injury and the capture of dozens in fierce battles in Kataf Al Baq’e front in the ...

The Gulf region’s evolving military balance since 1991

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

January 17th marks the 26th anniversary of the First Gulf War to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi forces. On this day in 1991, the United States has led a coalition against Iraqi by launching a massive military operation that paved the way for shaping a new world order with a new generation of weapons such as cruise missiles tracking targets in Iraq. Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s fault was his expansionist agenda, which has had devastating results on the Iraqi military. Though the ...

Shehab Al-Makahleh

UN report proves Iran’s involvement in arming Houthis with ballistic missiles

Saturday, 13 January 2018

U.N. experts say Iran violated a U.N. arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Houthis in Yemen. According to excerpts, the 79-page report paints a devastating picture of the Arab world's poorest nation. "After nearly three years of conflict, Yemen as a state has all but ceased to exist," the report said. U.N. experts traveled to Saudi Arabia in November and December and examined remnants of missiles fired by the Houthis in those months as well as in ...

Cairo: Muslim Brotherhood’s efforts to disrupt Egypt-Kuwait relations are known

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday evening that Egypt highly values its relations with the sisterly state of Kuwait and its people, and that attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood group to disturb relations are quite known. In response to negative and false news perpetuated by the Muslim brotherhood media to create strife between Egypt and the state of Kuwait and other countries in the Gulf, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that Egypt values the deep ties and ...

SaudiGulf announces service to four destinations in Pakistan

Friday, 12 January 2018

SaudiGulf Airlines will launch its international operations in the month of March 2018, the airline has announced.According to a statement released by the airline, its international operations will begin with 2 flights daily from Riyadh to Dubai, followed by 4 destinations namely Pakistan; Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Sailikot from its hub in Dammam.SaudiGulf Airlines CEO Samer Majali said: “After the successful launch of SaudiGulf Airlines which brought a new level of service to ...

Oil prices, technical outlook likely to support Gulf markets

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Most Gulf markets may keep a firm tone on Thursday after oil prices shot up and the three main Wall Street stock indexes hit record closes overnight.Brent crude oil futures hit $68.16 a barrel on Thursday morning, their highest level since May 2015. That is good news for the margins of many Saudi petrochemical companies and for Gulf governments which intend to use increased oil revenues to boost spending this year.ALSO READ: Oil dips away from mid-2015 highs as higher output looms ...

Arab coalition forces destroy three Houthi missile bases in Yemen

Thursday, 28 December 2017

The Yemeni army backed by the Arab coalition forces launched a major military operation to liberate the rest of the province of Khob and Shaf, the largest district of Al-Jouf province north of Yemen. The army's media center confirmed that significant progress has been made following the launch of the operation and about 17 kilometers of the remaining parts under the control of the Houthi militia in the Habib and Shuf district northeast of Al-Jouf, have been liberated, with reports coming in ...

Houthis actively visiting schools to recruit child soldiers

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

The Houthi militia has recently intensified campaigns to recruit school students in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and other areas under its control. The sources confirmed that the militia commanders increased their field trips to schools in Sanaa and the western provinces and the center of the country, to summon new fighters from school students to their lines, after the majority of the tribes refused to send more children to fight in their lost battle. According to the sources, Houthi supervisors ...

Saudi Arabia’s new foreign policy doctrine

Friday, 15 December 2017

King Salman’s 2015 accession to the throne and the subsequent appointment of Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) as Crown Prince ushered in a period of unprecedented change in Saudi Arabia. This “tsunami” provoked polarized reactions, confounding many foreign observers while delighting, if not occasionally overwhelming, Saudis themselves.The myriad challenges associated with restructuring the monarchy while simultaneously tackling extraordinary socioeconomic reforms and urgent foreign ...

Ali al-Shihabi

Egypt’s Al Ahly club invites six GCC players to play friendly against Atletico

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Egyptian giant football club, Al Ahly, has invited six GCC players to join its team during the friendly against Atletico Madrid, which would take place on December 30. The club’s president the African legend Mahmoud al-Khatib sent official invitation to Fahad Al Mouwalled (Ettihad, Saudi Arabia), Ahmed Khalil (Al Jazeera, UAE), Omar Abdulrahman (Al Ain, UAE), Ismaeel Matar (Al Wehda, UAE), Sayed Zia (Al Rifaa, Bahrain) and Ismaeel Abdulatif (Mharraq, Bahrain) to become part of the squad. ...

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