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US condemns Iran-backed Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi soldiers reveal the remains of Iranian missiles intercepted over the Kingdom. (AFP) March 30, 2020 The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles. “As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran condemned for undermining efforts to fight coronavirus

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) March 11, 2020 Saudi Arabia condemned Iran on Tuesday for facilitating the entry of Saudi citizens into its territories without stamping their passports amid the global outbreak of the new coronavirus. The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, slammed Tehran for undermining international efforts to [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Iranian singers perform at historic ‘Persian Night’ in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula

The reason many are calling the two-night event in al-Ula as historic is as many of the Iranian singers taking the stage in Saudi Arabia. (Al Arabiya)  March 6, 2020 Fans were treated to the first of a two-night concert being described as historic on Thursday as Iranian singing legends like Andy and [...]

By |March 6th, 2020|Arts, Saudi Arabia|

Riyadh condemns Iran for not stamping Saudi citizens’ passports

An Iranian child wearing face mask walks on a street of Tehran, February 26, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 6, 2020 A Saudi Arabian official condemned on Thursday Iran for not stamping the passports of Saudi nationals entering Iranian territory, in light of Riyadh confirming in past few days the detection of coronavirus cases in five [...]

By |March 6th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Iranian singers to perform at Winter at Tantora festival in Saudi Arabia

Iranian singers set to perform at Winter of Tantora festival in al-Ula, Saudi Arabia. (Supplied) February 27, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Winter at Tantora festival will host Iranian singers to perform in “Persian Music Nights”, a two-night event on March 5 and 6, the Royal commission for al-Ula said on Wednesday. The Night of [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Arts, Saudi Arabia|

8 Saudis sentenced to prison, death for spying, monitoring embassies for Iran

Saudi Arabian Riyadh city view. (Shutterstock) February 25, 2020 Saudi Arabia issued preliminary sentences for eight Saudi nationals, charging them with spying for Iran and monitoring two foreign embassies in the Kingdom. The Saudi State Security Court sentenced one person to death and seven to prison on espionage charges. The death sentence was [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Pompeo visits Saudi Airbase ‘to reaffirm’ stance with Saudi Arabia against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shares lunch at the mess with members of the military as he visits the Prince Sultan air base in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia February 20, 2020. (Reuters) February 22, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Friday pictures showing his visit to Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Intel shows Iran smuggling weapons to Houthis via Hodeidah port

A ship is seen docked at the Hodeidah seaport in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. (AP) February 22, 2020 Recent intelligence shows that weapons used by Houthi militias to attack Saudi Arabia were smuggled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to Yemen via the strategic Hodeidah port, the Arab Coalition’s Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Pompeo visits US troops in Saudi Arabia during trip focused on countering Iran

King Salman welcomes US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (SPA) February 21, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited American troops in Saudi Arabia Thursday after talks with King Salman on the second day of a visit focused on countering Iran. The United States began building up its military presence at the Prince Sultan [...]

By |February 21st, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Drones used in Saudi Arabia’s Aramco attack have Iranian components

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Sep 14, 2019. (REUTERS) February 19, 2020 Drone components used in attacks which targeted Saudi Aramco facilities on September 14 were Iranian-made, according to a report by Conflict Armament Research published on Wednesday. CAR documented a component called the “vertical gyroscope” [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|