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Trump receives Saudi deputy crown prince at White House

US President Donald Trump has met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his first official get-together with a Middle Eastern dignitary since taking office.   Trump received King Salman’s son, also the kingdom’s defense minister, on Tuesday in the White House where they took part in a ...

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US Support For Saudi in Yemen Conflict “Unbreakable”

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SCFA) on Thursday held its first hearing on the Yemen conflict, discussing a way to end the war and ease the humanitarian crisis while maintaining US interests. Republican Senator Bob Corker, chair of the SCFA, began the meeting by saying that Yemen, whose ...

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US Report: Saudi Army Paper Tiger

An American expert described the Saudi army, which is considered the best-equipped military in the world, as a paper tiger that disappointed its weapon suppliers, including mainly the United States. Simon Henderson, a director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, mentioned ...

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At least 21 killed in ISIL bombing in Saudi Arabia’s Qatif

At least 21 people have lost their lives and 97 others sustained injuries in a bomb attack carried out by the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group against a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The figures were announced by Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Faleh on Friday following the attack, which ...

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Oman breaks from GCC on Yemen conflict

Saudi Arabia marshaled a seemingly impressive coalition for its air war on Yemen. In addition to its Sunni allies in the Gulf, Riyadh roped in partners ranging from Sudan to Morocco, and even far-off Senegal. However, one ally of the kingdom is sitting out the war: Oman. Indeed, Oman is ...

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French president voices support for Saudi war on Yemen

French President Francois Hollande has expressed support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal military aggression against Yemen a day after Paris sold 6.3-billion-euro (USD-seven-billion) worth of fighter jets to Qatar. Addressing a meeting of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) on Tuesday, the French leader said the Riyadh regime could count on ...

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Ansarullah Seizes Saudi Missiles, Tanks Bound for Terrorists in Yemen

Ansarullah leaders announced the seizure of a large number of Saudi tanks and missiles sent to the Al-Qaeda and pro-Hadi forces in Yemen. “Saudi Arabia has been sending weapons to the terrorists since months before starting the military aggression against Yemen,” Ali Mohsen al-Buraimi told FNA on Sunday. “With the ...

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Iran Summons Saudi Envoy over Riyadh’s Blocking Yemen Aid

The Iranian foreign ministry summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires in Tehran on Thursday to protest against the Arab country’s continued blocking of Iran’s cargo planes carrying humanitarian and medical aid to Yemen. During the meeting, an Iranian foreign ministry official described the Saudi fighter jets’ move as unacceptable and against ...

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Pakistanis asked to declare whether they are of Shia faith to perform Hajj

Pakistani pilgrims wishing to perform Hajj this year will have to declare whether they are Shia on their Hajj application forms if they have any hopes of making the sacred pilgrimage. Confirming that the conditions had been forward by Saudi Arabia, government officials responsible for making Hajj arrangements said, “Saudi ...

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