updated Thu. January 4, 2024
March 17, 2018
Saudi Arabia and its adversaries in Yemen's armed Houthi movement are holding secret talks to try to end a three-year-old war that has unleashed the world's worst humanitarian crisis, diplomats and Yemeni political sources said. A Saudi-led coalition is fighting to counter the influence of Riyadh's arch-foeÃâÃÂ ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
March 16, 2018
That's where Saudi Arabia comes in. It's the birthplace of Islam and host to the faith's two holiest mosques. Combined with abundant oil wealth, these assets bestow on the Saudis a measure of soft power influence unrivaled in the Muslim world. Unfortunately, for decades that power was wielded largely forÃâÃÂ ...
Middle East Eye
March 15, 2018
SANAA - Saudi Arabia has been accused of forcing tens of thousands of Yemeni expatriates back home into poverty and war with the enforcement of tough new rules on migrant workers under Mohammed bin Salman's vision for a "Saudis first" economy. The crown prince's "Vision 2030" policy includes twoÃâÃÂ ...
March 15, 2018
The war in Yemen drags on even as it continues to bleed Saudi Arabia while increasing international pressure on Iran. ... High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) explained that the Yemenis are facing multiple crises, including armed conflict, displacement, risk of famine and the outbreaks of diseasesÃâÃÂ ...
The Libya Observer
March 14, 2018
The "dirty money" of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is being paid to recruit African mercenaries to occupy Libya's south and that money could lead to the division of the country if it was not blocked, Libya's Mufti, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani said Monday. In a new published article, the Mufti said UAEÃâÃÂ ...
March 12, 2018
“Welcome home to the labourers returning from Saudi Arabia. You still have a job: defending the nation on our military bases.” So declared Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi rebels' de facto government, in a recent al Thawra newspaper article published in Sanaa. It barely seems possible,ÃâÃÂ ...
March 12, 2018
While DfID says it will pool expertise to boost infrastructure in poor countries, critics say that it is meant to whitewash the reputation of Saudi Arabia, which needs such PR thanks to its leading role in the war in Yemen. Enter announcement two, from BAE Systems. Saudi Arabia is near a long-delayed deal toÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
The United States sold more than $650 million in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as the Yemen war expanded last year, according to a study released Thursday. The Washington-based Security Assistance Monitor said the weapons went to Saudi Arabia and the UAE through theÃâÃÂ ...
March 7, 2018
“Germany has suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia, but British arms sales have sharply increased and British military advisers are directing the war.” Despite Tory jeers, Mr Corbyn continued: "It cannot be right that her government is colluding in what the United Nations says is evidence of war crimes.”.
March 2, 2018
Where will the world's next catastrophic war erupt? And what will trigger it? However risky the North Korean nuclear stalemate remains, the more likely battleground once again appears to be the Middle East. And the growing rivalry between the region's most powerful countries — Iran and Saudi ArabiaÃâÃÂ ...
February 28, 2018
Three US senators have introduced a resolution that will force the chamber to vote for the first time on whether the US should continue to support Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, a conflict that has led to the deaths of at least 10,000 civilians there and driven the Middle East's poorest country to the brink ofÃâÃÂ ...
February 27, 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne after his father King Salman, is the Saudi defense minister and architect of the Yemen war. While the crown prince has burnished his reputation abroad with promises of business-friendly reforms and other pledges, his role in Yemen haunts thatÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
The Saudi-led coalition has been repeatedly accused by rights groups of unlawful airstrikes on civilian targets, some of which, they say, may amount to war crimes. Riyadh insists it does all it can to avoid civilian casualties, though a UN panel of experts that reviewed 10 Saudi airstrikes reported in JanuaryÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
December 31, 1999
LONDON — On the last day of a visit by the Saudi crown prince, Britain approved the sale of 48 highly advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia on Friday, brushing aside calls for an embargo over the kingdom's role in Yemen's civil war. Human rights and arms control groups have mounted a publicityÃâÃÂ ...