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Iran-backed Houthi militia drones target Saudi airports

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, last April. (AP) August 5, 2019 Saudi air defenses intercepted Iran-backed Houthi militia’s drones targeting civilian airports on Monday, the Arab Coalition said, as the Houthis ramp up cross-border attacks. The coalition, in a [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi envoy to Yemen blames Iran for attacks in Aden

Soldiers carry the injured following a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden, Yemen August 1, 2019. (REUTERS) August 1, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s envoy to Yemen accused Iran of being behind an attack on a military parade in Aden on Thursday that the Houthi [...]

By |August 1st, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran is ready for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AP) July 31, 2019 Iran is ready for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency. “If Saudi Arabia is ready for dialogue, we are always ready for dialogue with our neighbors,” Zarif [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi King Salman approves hosting US troops to enhance security in region amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA) July 20, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz approved hosting US forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday. The US Defense Department confirmed the move in a statement, saying it [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi Arabia urges firm stand against Iran’s nuclear program

A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. (AFP) July 13, 2019 Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to take a firm stand against Iran's nuclear program, stressing the importance of stopping Iran’s transgressions and breaches of international agreements and treaties related to [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iran media celebrates Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

Debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed in Abu Dhabi, which used by Houthi rebels Arab coalition forces. (AFP) July 6, 2019 In a growing and increasingly consistent sign that Iran is linked to the Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, Iranian media plastered their headlines with a story of drone attacks on Jizan airport in [...]

By |July 6th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Khamenei calls for politicization of Hajj

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (FARS) July 4, 2019 Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has called for politicization of the Islamic ritual of Hajj pilgrimage, describing it as “political work” on Wednesday. Khamenei said that not politicizing the Hajj was “a great mistake,” adding that to support the oppressed is an Islamic duty, [...]

By |July 4th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Nine injured in Iran-backed Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

A Houthi cruise missile fell on the arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 civilians, the Arab Coalition said. (Screengrab) July 2, 2019 Nine people were injured following an attack by the Houthi militia targeting Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport on Tuesday, the Arab Coalition said. "The terrorist attack on Abha [...]

By |July 2nd, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US says Saudi pipeline attacks originated in Iraq, pointing a finger at Iran-backed militias

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said that two oil-pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones. (Reuters) June 28, 2019 Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in May originated in Iraq, not Yemen, US officials have concluded, drawing questions from Iraqi officials who [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

King Salman meets Pompeo amid US-Iran tensions

King Salman welcomes US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (SPA) June 24, 2019 King Salman met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday in Jeddah for talks amid mounting tensions with Iran. Pompeo is also expected to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before flying for talks in the UAE, US officials [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|