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Israel Parliament Awaits Saudi Prince to Visit Assembly

BAS News - 2018-08-08 22:44
ERBIL - After the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman initiated to get the Arab countries and Israel to negotiations, Zionist Union MK Yossi Yonah warmly welcomed the Saudi top official's move and urged him to give a historic speech at the ...

Brent oil rises as Saudi Arabia suspends some shipments

Waar Media - 2018-07-26 15:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Brent crude prices rose on Thursday after Saudi Arabia suspended its oil shipments through a Red Sea strait in response to an attack on two of the country’s tankers. Brent futures had risen 59 cents to $74.52 a barrel by 1008 GMT, extending t ...

Coalition Kills IS Leaders Planning to Attack US, Sweden, Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2018-07-24 23:44
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition battling the Islamic State (IS) has announced the killing of three insurgents who were planning terrorist attacks against the US, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. According to a statement on Tuesday, the Coalition warplanes killed IS ...

Trump says Saudi king agreed to raise oil production up to 2 mln barrels

Waar Media - 2018-06-30 20:54
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” to offset a decline in supplies from Iran and Venezuela. Trump tweete ...

Abadi-Sadr Alliance Facilitated by Saudi Arabia: Report

BAS News - 2018-06-25 19:56
ERBIL - There had been a secret meeting among the representatives of Victory Alliance, led by Haider al-Abadi, Sa'eroun Alliance, headed by Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Saudi Arabia’s influential minister of Gulf Affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan in ...

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree on termless extension of OPEC+ deal

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 00:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed on a termless extension of the OPEC+ deal, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Saturday, adding that the agreement stipulates output regulation at any moment. “I would like to note that two days a ...

A Saudi fashion show featuring drones instead of models

Waar Media - 2018-06-16 17:57
WAAR-DUHOK: It was a strange sight at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel on June 4. Dresses, handbags and abayas floated through the air, hung by strings attached to drones. In Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, several fashion shows took place as par ...

Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in FIFA World Cup opener

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-14 19:11
Russia's midfielder Denis Cheryshev celebrates a goal during the 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Patrik Stollarz) ...

2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: The 2018 FIFA World Cup, the first-ever hosted by Russia, kicks off on Thursday with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium. The championship will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of the country and ...

Iran threatens US, Israel, Saudi Arabia

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-09 14:05
Iran’s Parliament Speaker and former nuclear investigator Ali Larijani speaks to members of the press in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Getty Images) ...

U.S. sanctions five Iranians it says assisted Yemen’s Houthis

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-23 00:05
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on five Iranians it said had provided Yemen’s Houthis with expertise and weaponry that were then used to launch missiles at cities and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. Roji Kurd: After the Trump’s drop fro ...

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-22 18:54
Saudi Arabia has been forging links to Iraq since reopening its Baghdad embassy in 2016. Its adversary Iran has strong Iraqi ties. If Riyadh avoids antagonising Tehran, invests wisely and quiets anti-Shiite rhetoric, Iraq can be a bridge between the riva ...

Prospect of Talks and Threat of Escalation Both Rise in Yemen

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-16 18:48
As the Yemen war enters its fourth year, prospects for military escalation are growing between Saudi Arabia and its allies, particularly the United States, and Iran. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2018 – First Update, Crisis Group warns European pol ...

Iraq’s Pre-election Optimism Includes a New Partnership with Saudi Arabia

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-09 18:14
After the defeat of the Islamic State in 2017, normality is returning to Iraq ahead of the 12 May parliamentary elections. In thisA, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for the Arabian Peninsula Elizabeth Dickinson says the country’s cautious optimism includes ...

Saudi Arabia: Houthi Rebels Fire Ballistic Missile at Riyadh from Yemen

BAS News - 2018-05-09 12:32
ERBIL - Ballistic missile allegedly fired by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels from Yemen over Riyadh was intercepted by Saudi Arabia air defense system, country's officials confirmed on Wednesday. Multiple sources reported earlier that huge sounds of explosi ...

Saudi Arabia says to lift driving ban on women June 24

Waar Media - 2018-05-08 13:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday. “All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been establ ...

Pompeo Reiterates US's Stance for Israel, Saudi Arabia Against Iran

BAS News - 2018-04-29 23:07
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday reiterated his country's support for Israel and Saudi Arabia against Iran, saying that the US is with Israel in this fight, said a report. Pompeo also called for an international punishment for Iran for ...

$100 oil is back on the table

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 19:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices will rise to $100 per barrel if Saudi Arabia gets its way. Only a week ago, news surfaced that Saudi officials were quietly hoping to push oil prices up to $80 per barrel, which would help boost the valuation of Saudi Aramco IPO. B ...

Saudi Arabia says open to sending troops to Syria under wider coalition

Waar Media - 2018-04-17 18:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Arabia would send troops to Syria under the US-led coalition if a decision was taken to widen it, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday. “We are in discussion with the US and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis ...

Arab League Summit to Discuss IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-04-15 13:48
ERBIL — The Arab leaders are meeting today (15th April) in Saudi Arabia to discuss a range of issues pertaining to the Arab world, including the Iraqi refugees and IDPs still away from their homes. King Salman of Saudi Arabia will chair Sunday's summit i ...

Arab leaders meet in Saudi Arabia as Syria tensions reach boiling point

Waar Media - 2018-04-15 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Leaders of the 22-nation Arab League, who will meet in the Saudi city of Dhahran on Sunday, are expected to stress continuity in their efforts to find a solution to the Syrian conflict. It follows airstrikes by the US, UK and France against t ...

Saudi says it shot down Houthi missiles over Riyadh and southern cities

Waar Media - 2018-04-12 09:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted three ballistic missiles fired at Riyadh and other cities on Wednesday by Yemen’s Houthis who have stepped up attacks recently, threatening to escalate a rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Thr ...

Saudi Arabia secretly targeting $80 oil

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 19:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Arabia is likely targeting oil prices at $80 a barrel to boost the valuation of its oil giant Aramco ahead of its much-hyped IPO and to help finance increasingly ambitious domestic policy plans, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing peo ...

White House approves $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia

Waar Media - 2018-04-06 14:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Enormous arms deal, which includes 180 self-propelled cannons, joins $1 billion dollar missile deal approved 2 weeks ago during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s trip to the US; while Congress could theoretically block sale, it is unli ...

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: US Must Stay Longer in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-01 09:42
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has said that the US troops must stay in Syria, after the president Donald Trump called for a withdrawal of his country's forces from the country as the anti-IS war ends, a report said.“We believe t ...

Saudi Arabia Says No Plans for Crown Prince to Visit Iraq

BAS News - 2018-03-31 23:21
ERBIL — Saudi Arabia on Saturday refuted the reports of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Iraq. “Official sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms that there is no truth to the media reports on the Crown Prince’s visit to Iraq,” the m ...

Hundreds of Iraqis Protest Saudi Crown Prince’s Future Visit

BAS News - 2018-03-31 21:59
ERBIL — Hundreds of Iraqis gathered on Friday in Baghdad to protest a future visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The protesters are believed to be encouraged by Tehran and Shi’ite factions of Iraq as both view Saudi Arabia as a rival. Pictur ...

$70 oil could spark An offshore oil boom

Waar Media - 2018-03-26 20:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Geopolitical risk bearing down on global oil markets is increasingly taking hold and weighing on oil prices as Saudi Arabia and Iran jockey for influence and position in the Middle East. These concerns escalated just over a week ago when Saud ...

US to liquidate its Mid East air base at Incirlik

Waar Media - 2018-03-25 21:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Plans to speed up the transfer of the big US CENTCOM base in Qatar to Saudi Arabia were approved by President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Muhamed bin Salman when they met at the White House on Tuesday, March 20. This is an earthshakin ...

First International Flight Lands in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-03-19 13:04
ERBIL - After over five months of an international flight ban on the airports in the Kurdistan Region, a plane on Monday morning landed in Erbil from Saudi Arabia. “Today, the first international flight will leave Erbil to Jeddah,” Mohammed Ghafour Khosh ...

Saudi women in the driver’s seat at last

Waar Media - 2018-03-09 14:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Arabia announced yesterday that it plans to issue drivers licenses to women for the first time. Women won’t be allowed to drive immediately, but it’s a huge step forward for women in one of the world’s most repressively patriarchal soci ...

Kurdish Official: No timeline for reopening Kurdistan airports

Waar Media - 2018-03-07 20:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Even though the Iraqi central government has allowed flights from Kurdistan Region to Saudi Arabia for pilgrims, the full resumption of all international flights is still obscure, said an official. According to Talar Fayiq, the general manage ...

No Timeline for Re-Opening KRG Airports Fully: Official

BAS News - 2018-03-07 16:40
ERBIL - Even though the Iraqi central government has allowed flights from Kurdistan Region to Saudi Arabia for pilgrims, the full resumption of all international flights is still obscure, said an official. According to Talar Fayiq, the general manager of ...

Arabic networks stop showing Turkish television series

ANHA - 2018-03-05 11:42
NEWS DESK – The network of MBC channels in Saudi Arabia has stopped showing the Turkish soap operas because Turkey is using them to promote the Turkish approach in the Arab society. Sources from within the MBC network have leaked news that the series of T ...
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