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Iran-backed Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport causes plane fire

A picture taken on June 12, 2019 shows the entrance of Abha airport in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. (AFP) February 10, 2021 The Arab Coalition on Wednesday said a terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia caused a fire in a civilian plane, according to an Al [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US general says Washington will help Saudi Arabia defend against ‘common threat of Iran’

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, (AFP) February 9, 2021 The US will continue to help Saudi Arabia defend itself “efficiently and effectively” against the common threat of Iran, Washington’s military chief in the region said on Monday. Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command (Centcom), said nothing had been [...]

By |February 9th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Iran’s militias pose a threat to Arab countries’ stability: Saudi Arabia’s FM

Saudi Arabia's FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan speaks during the 41st GCC Summit in Al-Ula. (Reuters) February 8, 2021 Iran’s support for militias across the region pose a threat to the security and stability of Arab countries, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said on Monday, during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo. [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

US ‘deeply troubled’ by Iran-backed Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia

US State Department Spokesman Ned Price speaks to the press, Feb. 2, 2021. (Screengrab) February 8, 2021 The United States is deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and is calling on the militia group to cease further attacks on civilian areas, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price. “As the President is [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Regional allies, including Saudi Arabia, needed in new Iran deal talks: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend a meeting in Rungis, near Paris, France, October 11, 2017. (REUTERS) January 29, 2021 Talks on a new Iran deal will need to have the participation of countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. “Dialogue with Iran will be rigorous, and they will [...]

By |January 29th, 2021|Europe, Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Arab Coalition thwarts two attacks by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

Photo released by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Mar. 4 showing the new fishing boat design for the Houthi suicide drone boat program. (Supplied) January 22, 2021 The Arab Coalition fighting against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement said had it thwarted two attacks by the Houthis on Friday morning, including destroying an explosive-laden boat in the southern [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iranian Guard drones in drill mirror those in Saudi attacks

A suicide drone approaches the target during a drill. Iran's IRGC conducted a drill that saw "suicide drones" crash into targets and explode,  Jan. 15, 2021. (AP) January 15, 2021 Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi FM denounces in Moscow Iran’s interventions in Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2019. (REUTERS) January 14, 2021 Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Thursday denounced Iran's interventions in the Middle East region, after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. [...]

By |January 14th, 2021|Middle East, Russia, Saudi Arabia|

Iranian cleric behind attack on Saudi embassy appointed advisor to Judo Federation

Hassan Kordmihan has been appointed as the head of the Iranian Judo Federation’s cultural committee. (Supplied) December 28, 2020 An Iranian cleric who allegedly masterminded an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran in 2016 has been appointed as a committee chair in Iran’s Judo Federation. Iranian pro-regime protesters attacked and set on fire the [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Arab Coalition destroys five Iranian-made naval mines in Red Sea

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters) December 28, 2020 The Arab Coalition has said it has found and destroyed give Iranian-made “Sadaf” naval mines during the past 24 hours, according to a statement. The coalition said it has seen an increase in [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|