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Khashoggi: Trump defends Saudi Arabia as Pompeo heads to Turkey | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-06-17 03:26
Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacksKurdiu - 2019-06-16 16:58
Saudi Arabia holds top crude oil exporter title in 2018Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Saudi Arabia retained the title of the world’s top crude oil exporter last year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on British energy giant BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 report. The kingdom’s crude oil exports rose by ...
Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Saudi Arabia urges 'decisive' responseBBC - 2019-06-16 00:01
The call follows Thursday's attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which the US blames on Iran. ...
KRG Condemns Missile Attack on Saudi AirportBAS News - 2019-06-13 23:59
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has condemned Wednesday's missile attack carried out by the Yemeni militias of pro-Iranian Houthis on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia which left at least 26 people injured. "We strongly condemn ...
Iraqi Hezbollah Blames Saudi Arabia for Resurgence of TerrorismBAS News - 2019-06-13 12:57
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militia of Hezbollah accuses Saudi Arabia for the violence and continued terror across Iraq. The group released a statement to lay the blame on Saudi Arabia for recently increasing terrorist attacks in northern and western Iraq, inc ...
US lawmakers introduce bills to stop Saudi arms salesWaar Media - 2019-06-13 11:47
WAAR_DUHOK House Democrats introduced new legislation Wednesday to stop U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration from following through on a number of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. One resolution, introduced by congressman Ted Lieu, would block all 22 ...
Republicans in U.S. Congress push back on Trump weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-06-13 03:00
Republicans in Congress push back on Trump weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-12 23:12
Saudi-led coalition confirms Houthi attack on airportWaar Media - 2019-06-12 20:05
WAAR_DUHOK The Saudi-led coalition confirmed Wednesday an attack by Yemeni Houthi rebels on an airport in southern Saudi Arabia. Col. Turki al-Maliki, spokesman for the coalition, was quoted in a statement released by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying: ...
Houthi Missile Attack on Saudi Airport Wounds DozensBAS News - 2019-06-12 14:33
ERBIL — Yemeni militias of pro-Iranian Houthis carried out a missile attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, wounding at least 26 people. The Saudi-led Coalition soon blamed Iran for the attack, saying it proved Tehran’s invol ...
How Saudi Arabia outmanoeuvred Turkey in Sudan | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-06-12 00:49
Are Saudi Arabia and Iran in an ‘arms race’ or is the contest more complex: Notes and sourcesSeth Frantzman - 2019-06-09 01:46
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A version of this article appeared in ‘The Jerusalem Post,’ this one has links and charts. In May 2017 US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia inked […] ...
US granted Saudi nuclear sharing after Khashoggi murderWaar Media - 2019-06-06 20:19
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. authorized American companies to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia shortly after the murder of Kingdom’s journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a U.S. lawmaker. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, the state where Khashoggi resid ...
Politics & War: Is Saudi Arabia Joining Trump’s Ploy? - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2019-06-05 22:49
Saudi Arabia flies Iranian to hospital off ‘hostile’ shipRûdaw - 2019-06-05 08:02
The Saudis allege the ship has served as a maritime base for the IRGC ...
Sen. Van Hollen challenges Trump's bypass of Congress on Saudi Arabia, IranAl Monitor - 2019-06-04 18:39
Houthis a Grave Concern for SaudisE-Kurd - 2019-05-31 20:47
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net Recent attacks launched by Houthis rebels on critical installations of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a significant leap in their capabilities. The story of how Ansar Allah (official name of Houthi movement) moved from small-arms am ...
Iraq rejects anti-Iran stance of leaders at summit in Saudi ArabiaRûdaw - 2019-05-31 15:53
Salih: Security and stability of a neighboring Islamic country is in our interests ...
Saudi Arabia 'curtailed' Jamal Khashoggi murder probe - UN expert - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-27 21:46
Turkey arrests suspected UAE spies, probes Khashoggi link | Saudi Arabia News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-05-27 21:11
Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia calls murder claims 'lies' - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-27 13:03
Barham Salih visits Turkey and Saudi ArabiaKurdiu - 2019-05-25 23:31
Citing Iran, Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudis, UAERûdaw - 2019-05-25 14:56
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration would circumvent the required review by Congress to approve 22 arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. ...
US blames Iran for tanker bombings in UAE, Saudi attackWaar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
WAAR_DUHOK The Pentagon on Friday blamed Iran and its proxy forces for recent tanker bombings in the United Arab Emirates and an attack on a pipeline in Saudi Arabia. This determination came the same day U.S. President Donald Trump announced the deployme ...
Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE | News | The Mighty 790 KFGOKFGO - 2019-05-25 12:40
Trump prepared to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sale: senators | Saudi Arabia News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-05-24 19:20
Is Iran Testing Trump With Little Attacks in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf? - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2019-05-24 14:36
Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: ReportKurdiu - 2019-05-23 14:22
Oil prices down as Saudis vow peace in Middle EastWaar Media - 2019-05-22 16:19
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down to begin Wednesday as Saudi Arabia promised it would promote peace in the Middle East to prevent further escalation of conflicts, and to support and achieve balance in the global oil market. International benchmark B ...
Yemen, Saudi Arabia Call for Stopping Houthi Fraud in Aid Distribution | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-05-22 13:23
Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensionsYahoo - 2019-05-21 10:32
Qatar says not invited to two summits in Saudi ArabiaWaar Media - 2019-05-20 14:07
WAAR_DUHOK Qatar has not received an official invitation to two emergency summits called by Saudi Arabia, a Qatari state minister said on Monday. Saudi King Salman called for holding Gulf and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30 to discuss implications of re ...
Iraq hosts conference with neighboring states Saudi Arabia, IranKurdistan24 - 2019-05-19 07:04
Gulf states okay US troop redeployment: ReportWaar Media - 2019-05-18 16:56
WAAR_DUHOK Saudi Arabia and Arab countries have reportedly accepted a request to redeploy its forces in the Gulf, according to Saudi media on Saturday. Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, citing Gulf sources, said the troop redeployment will be conducted based on ...
UK sold at least £11m of arms to Saudi Arabia in weeks after Khashoggi murder | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-05-18 13:06
Saudi Arabia arrests prominent cleric Safar al-HawaliQantara - 2019-05-17 15:28
Saudi Arabia delivers $100 million pledged to U.S. as Pompeo lands in RiyadhQantara - 2019-05-17 15:28
Khashoggi's fiancee urges Congress to put more pressure on Saudi Arabia in the wake of journalist's killing - StamfordAdvocateStamfordadvocate - 2019-05-17 11:13
Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was attacked by dronesGulan Media - 2019-05-14 22:39
Saudi says oil pipeline attacked by dronesWaar Media - 2019-05-14 18:37
WAAR_DUHOK Armed drones carried out attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said. The attacks targeted two oil pump stations on the East-West pipeline, which carries Saudi oil from the eastern province ...
Four ships, two from Saudi Arabia, sabotaged amid tensions with IranKurdistan24 - 2019-05-13 14:10
Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacksRûdaw - 2019-05-13 12:00
Emirati officials have declined to elaborate on the nature of the sabotage ...
Riyadh Ready to Send Oil to Former Iran Oil BuyersBAS News - 2019-05-10 22:45
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia has showed readiness to export oil to the former buyers of Iranian oil as the US has decided not to extend the sanction waivers for the eight buyers of Iranian oil. Earlier last month, Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Saudi Arabia Energy ...
Saudi Arabia: Khashoggi Killing Can't Stop Foreign Investment - BloombergBloomberg - 2019-05-10 13:52
Saudi Arabia detaining US activists six months after Khashoggi’s murder - VoxVOX - 2019-05-07 10:27
This Is What Ramadan Looks Like Around The WorldWaar Media - 2019-05-06 18:36
WAAR_DUHOK Istanbul. Credits: Omar Chatriwala |Doha. Brunei. Saudi Arabia. Hyderabad, India. Madhya Pradesh, India. Cairo, Egypt. Istanbul. Qatar. Bangladesh. Sudan. India. India. Qatar. Ankara. Saudi Arabia. Qatar. Kuwait. The post This Is What Ramadan ...
Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia 'sent experts' to cover evidence - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-04 23:02
Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for five in Khashoggi murder | Saudi Arabia News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-05-04 07:52
Khashoggi death: How Saudi Arabia altered its account - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-05-03 19:41
Saudi Arabia responds to Iran oil tanker emergencyRûdaw - 2019-05-02 17:50
The vessel had a crew of 26, including 24 Iranians and two Bangladeshis ...
Saudi Arabia news: Runaway sisters who fled to Turkey 'face death threats' - Daily StarDailystar - 2019-04-30 08:39
The Khashoggi murder mystery: Erdogan as Lieutenant Columbo | Saudi Arabia | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-04-26 01:36
Trump’s Embrace of Haftar Will Reignite Libya’s Proxy WarForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-25 20:04
General Khalifa Haftar, the military commander of the loosely affiliated Libyan National Army (LNA), a militia that receives military support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and Egypt, has engaged with the world’s top l ...
‘Trump Administration Complicit in Saudi Crimes’Waar Media - 2019-04-25 15:17
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is complicit in the ongoing bombing campaign in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia, The Washington Post said Wednesday. Trump recently vetoed a resolution aiming to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war, cl ...
Wall Street titans back in Saudi Arabia as human rights storm erupts - WFMZWFMZ - 2019-04-25 11:31
Riyadh conference: Wall Street is back in Saudi Arabia despite new human rights outcry - CNNCNN - 2019-04-25 02:57
Iraq Criticizes Mass Executions in Saudi ArabiaBAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - The Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq has strongly criticized the mass executions carried out by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. A total of 37 people, 32 of them being from the country’s Shi'ite minority, were executed by Saudi Arabia for alleged "acts of ...
U.N. rights boss condemns Saudi Arabia beheading 37 menYahoo - 2019-04-24 14:47
Rouhani says Saudi Arabia, UAE owe their existence today to Iran: TVYahoo - 2019-04-24 14:47
Trump Says U.S. Stands With Saudi Arabia Despite Khashoggi Killing | Hermann HeraldHermannherald - 2019-04-24 11:44
Turkey & Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi Scuffle is the Pot Calling the Kettle Black | National ReviewNationalreview - 2019-04-23 20:03
Why US & Saudi Arabia fear Iran-Pakistan cooperation — RT Op-edRT - 2019-04-23 17:33
Can Iraq Bring Iran and Saudi Arabia Together? Rivals to Meet, Along with Syria and Other NeighborsNewsweek - 2019-04-22 17:19
Trump: Saudi Arabia will 'more than make up' for decrease in Iran oil purchases | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-04-22 17:08
Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and IranKurdiu - 2019-04-21 21:25
Baghdad needs to be clever in talks with Iran, Saudi Arabia: AnalystRûdaw - 2019-04-21 17:10
Devastated by years of war, Iraq needs all the friends it can get ...
Baghdad, Riyadh Agree on Security, Intelligence CooperationsBAS News - 2019-04-19 12:19
ERBIL — The Iraqi government and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to strengthen ties and cooperation in security and intelligence affairs. The deal is part of 13 agreements a high-level Iraqi delegation, led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, sign ...
Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi meets Saudi King Salman on first visit to Saudi ArabiaE-Kurd - 2019-04-18 13:44
RIYADH,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi made his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office six months ago, meeting King Salman during the stop on a regional tour that has also seen visits to Cairo and Tehran in recent weeks. Abdul Mahdi has ...
The Case Against Arms Embargos, Even for Saudi ArabiaWarontherocks - 2019-04-18 06:21
Iraq, Saudi Arabia Ink 13 AgreementsBAS News - 2019-04-18 00:34
ERBIL - Iraq has inked 13 agreements with Saudi Arabia as the relations between the two top OPEC oil producers have started to revive once again, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's office said on Wednesday. The announcement came after the Iraqi prem ...
‘Brotherly countries’ Iraq, Saudi Arabia ink 13 dealsRûdaw - 2019-04-17 22:33
Deals cover investment, agriculture, energy, electricity, and more ...
Iraqi PM headed to Saudi Arabia on official visitKurdiu - 2019-04-17 21:40
Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi heads to Saudi Arabia with key ministersRûdaw - 2019-04-17 15:24
The visit is to display “Iraq’s way of working” with its regional neighbors ...
Iraqi PM Heads to Saudi ArabiaBAS News - 2019-04-17 14:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi left Baghdad for Riyadh on an official visit in hopes of fostering ties and regional role. The prime minister was accompanied by a large delegation of ministers, lawmakers, and Iraqi businessmen, preparing fo ...
Iraq’s Abdul-Mahdi to Visit Saudi Arabia This WeekBAS News - 2019-04-16 12:15
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Riyadh this week on Wednesday to foster relations, a source said. Abdul-Mahdi will be accompanied by oil, trade, and electricity ministers during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi prime minister ...
Jamal Khashoggi murder: What is Turkey's game with Saudi Arabia? - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-04-15 09:58
Iraqi prime minister to visit Saudi Arabia to sign 13 new agreements: AmbassadorKurdistan24 - 2019-04-13 07:16
Trump Clings to MBS as Saudi Arabia Targets Americans | Human Rights FirstHumanrightsfirst - 2019-04-12 01:58
Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey’s Saudi Arabia anger about more than murder - VoxVOX - 2019-04-10 06:24
Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-04-07 08:29
Saudi Arabia arrests US citizens as lawmakers move to deny support - WFMZWFMZ - 2019-04-06 21:24
US citizen arrests set to deepen divide between Trump, GOP over Saudi Arabia - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-04-06 20:34
Europe, Canada, Australia issue first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at U.N. forum - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-06 14:20
Two US citizens among women's rights activists detained in Saudi Arabia | TheHillThehill - 2019-04-06 02:31
Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission memberE-Kurd - 2019-04-05 20:31
BAGHDAD,— There are more than 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prisons, a member of Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said on Thursday. Ali al-Bayati said in a statement that the Government of Iraq should investigate the issue in the framework of strength ...
Saudis open consulate in Iraq for the first time in nearly 30 yearsE-Kurd - 2019-04-05 11:06
BAGHDAD,— Iraq says Saudi Arabia has opened a consulate in Baghdad for the first time in nearly 30 years in a sign of improving ties. The consulate, which will issue visas to Iraqis, was opened during a two-day visit by a delegation headed by the Saudi m ...
Saudi Arabia opens consulate in Baghdad, pledges $1bn loanRûdaw - 2019-04-05 02:25
PM Abdul-Mahdi will sign a dozen agreements when he visits Riyadh ...
U.S. House rebukes Trump on Saudi Arabia, backs measure to end Yemen involvement | ReutersReuters - 2019-04-04 22:21
Saudi Arabia gives Iraq $1 billion grant: state TV citing ministerE-Kurd - 2019-04-04 18:28
RIYADH,— Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will provide Iraq $1 billion to build a sports city, state television said on Wednesday, the start of two-day visit to Iraq by high-level Saudi officials aimed at boosting ties. Riyadh has been wooing Baghdad as part o ...
Saudi to Open New Consulates in Iraq: MinisterBAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia is expected to open four new consulates in Iraq, the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment, Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, revealed on Wednesday. Qasabi made the remarks during a joint press conference with Iraqi Oil Minister Samr ...
Bridge between rivals? Iraq PM to visit Iran and Saudi ArabiaRûdaw - 2019-04-03 20:53
"We don’t want to build on disputes" ...
EU Opposes Capital Punishment in Saudi ArabiaWaar Media - 2019-04-03 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK EU foreign policy chief Tuesday said the bloc opposes capital punishments in Saudi Arabia where the number this year passed 45. “The European Union is unequivocally opposed to the use of capital punishment in all cases and without exception,” ...