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Saudi Arabia's 'complete lack of transparency' on Khashoggi murder is concerning, Turkey says - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-08-21 19:36
Sudan's ex-president al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia'Kurdiu - 2019-08-19 23:32
Yemen separatists said they are ready to hold talksANF - 2019-08-16 08:18
Yemen’s southern separatists said on Thursday they were ready to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia to resolve a standoff in Aden. ...
America Should Talk to the HouthisInternational Crisis Group - 2019-08-12 15:35
A Houthi missile or drone strike aimed at Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates or Red Sea shipping lanes could spark a broader conflict involving the United States, its Gulf allies and Iran. ...
Saudi Arabia news: Kingdom 'planning to oust Erdogan over Khashoggi killing' | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-08-06 16:43
Iran news: Iran 'plotting to end tanker crisis by masterminding Saudi Arabia downfall' | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-08-06 16:43
President of the Kurdistan Region Attends the Football Match Between Kuwait and Saudi ArabiaPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-05 19:14
On August 4th 2019, the President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani attended the football match between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as part of the West Asian Football Federarion Championship at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil. The match was won by Kuw ...
EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia’s ‘strategic plan’ to take Turkey down | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-08-05 17:59
PHOTOS: Kurdistan President attends Kuwait – Saudi Arabia football match in ErbilKurdistan24 - 2019-08-05 13:36
Saudi Arabia reforms “guardian” laws, giving freedom of travel to women - VoxVOX - 2019-08-04 21:54
President of the Kurdistan Region Sends His Condolences to the King of Saudi ArabiaPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 29 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani, in a message, sent his sincere condolences to the King of Saudi Arabia His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the passing of his brother Prince Bandar Bin ...
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAEBangkokpost - 2019-08-04 18:53
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE - World - The Jakarta PostThejakartapost - 2019-08-03 06:45
Saudi Arabia executes its own citizens with impunity. It is abhorrent that the UK will not label it a pariah state | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-08-02 11:35
U.S. lawmakers still plot to push Saudi Arabia on rights, despite Trump - ReutersReuters - 2019-08-02 11:35
Coons, Graham introduce legislation to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for Khashoggi murder - News - Dover Post - Dover, DEDoverpost - 2019-08-01 12:10
Iran says ready for talks with Saudi ArabiaKurdiu - 2019-07-31 23:36
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE » Capital NewsCO - 2019-07-31 18:29
The Democratic Candidates on Saudi Arabia | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-07-31 03:15
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE - Seychelles News AgencySeychellesnewsagency - 2019-07-30 06:35
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE - World - Dunya NewsDunyanews - 2019-07-30 03:35
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAEEWN - 2019-07-28 16:47
Why does the West sell arms to Saudi Arabia? | The Week UKTheweek - 2019-07-26 12:13
US Senate sets vote on Trump's Saudi weapons vetoes | Saudi Arabia News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-07-25 23:54
Donald Trump vetoes resolutions blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, says it would damage America’s relationship with allies - FirstpostFirstpost - 2019-07-25 14:20
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia for war in YemenTelegraph - 2019-07-25 10:58
Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-07-25 10:06
Trump vetoes block on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAERTE - 2019-07-25 06:28
Trump vetoes blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE | Free Malaysia TodayFreemalaysiatoday - 2019-07-25 03:23
Hasan Minhaj: Blocking episode about Saudi Arabia will make it trend online | TheHillThehill - 2019-07-23 21:31
Israel says hosting Iraqi, Saudi journalists for the first timeE-Kurd - 2019-07-22 21:55
JERUSALEM, Israel,— Israel’s foreign ministry said Sunday the country will this week host six journalists from Arab countries including, for the first time, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The visit comes as Israel seeks to improve ties with Gulf Arab countries, ...
50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record - National | Globalnews.caGlobalnews - 2019-07-21 19:51
US Congress Blocks $8 Billion Saudi Arabia Arms Sales In Rebuke To Donald TrumpNDTV - 2019-07-20 18:35
Officials: US putting troops back in Saudi ArabiaYahoo - 2019-07-20 14:26
US House votes to block $8.1 billion in Saudi Arabia arms salesThedefensepost - 2019-07-19 18:27
Mike Pence urges Saudi Arabia to free blogger Raif Badawi | News | DW | 18.07.2019DW - 2019-07-19 06:30
US Congress Blocks $8 Billion in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia in Rebuke to Donald Trump - News18News18 - 2019-07-18 23:53
More troops to border, Saudi Arabia; Turkey loses F-35; Ebola declared ‘global emergency’; FaceApp, a natsec threat?; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-07-18 21:11
500 U.S. troops to headed to Saudi Arabia - POLITICOPolitico - 2019-07-18 16:53
US Preparing to Deploy Additional Troops to Saudi Arabia – Al-Manar TV LebanonAlmanar - 2019-07-18 15:00
Senate introduces bill to punish Saudi Arabia over human rights abuses - U.S. News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-07-18 02:14
Netflix Removes 'Patriot Act' Episode in Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)Newsy - 2019-07-16 11:07
Saudi Arabia, Russia express support for China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)ABC - 2019-07-13 12:59
US Senate votes to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi ArabiaThedefensepost - 2019-07-12 23:31
The first convoy of pilgrims from the Kurdistan region headed towards Saudi ArabiaKurdiu - 2019-07-12 00:32
Despite obligatory show of disapproval, Canada's now a bystander when it comes to Saudi Arabia - The Hill TimesHilltimes - 2019-07-10 01:25
Nicki Minaj pulled out of a Saudi Arabia concert after backlash over the country's human rights abusesMIC - 2019-07-10 01:25
Saudi Arabia says it intercepts bomb-laden Yemen rebel droneGulan Media - 2019-07-09 18:52
Air defence parts can be returned to Saudi Arabia, says Swiss ministry - SWI swissinfo.chSwissinfo - 2019-07-04 21:00
Saudi Arabia airports attacked by drones, nine woundedANF - 2019-07-02 09:28
Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia was attacked by drones in an action by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement ...
Beyond Saudi Arabia: The World Is Failing JournalistsThewire - 2019-06-29 13:02
INSIGHT KANSAS: Jerry Moran is a voice of reason on Saudi ArabiaHayspost - 2019-06-29 13:02
Beyond Saudi Arabia: The World Is Failing Journalists | Inter Press ServiceIpsnews - 2019-06-27 16:09
Five things to know about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi | Saudi Arabia News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-06-26 08:47
Defying Donald Trump, US Senate Votes To Block $8 Billion Saudi Arabia Arms SalesNDTV - 2019-06-25 19:37
US, allies urge Iran diplomacy as Pompeo seeks coalitionRûdaw - 2019-06-25 06:03
In a joint statement, the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE renewed concerns about Iran including over alleged attacks on oil tankers but held out hope for talks ...
President Trump briefed on missile strike in Saudi Arabia, spokeswoman saysYahoo - 2019-06-25 01:54
Arms sales to Saudi Arabia is the least bad option for the USWashingtonexaminer - 2019-06-24 20:06
Houthis' Attack on Saudi Airport Kills One, Wounds SevenBAS News - 2019-06-23 23:45
ERBIL - Attacks carried out by Yemen's Houthi movement on a Saudi airport on Sunday resulted in the killing of one person, while seven more were injured. The attacks targeted Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia, Reuters cited a statement by th ...
Pompeo heads to Saudi, UAE for Iran crisis talksRûdaw - 2019-06-23 22:29
The US Secretary of State called Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates "great allies in the challenge that Iran presents." ...
Trump admin bypassing Congress with $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates - ABC NewsGO - 2019-06-22 14:56
Trump, Saudi prince discuss Iran ‘escalatory behavior’Waar Media - 2019-06-22 14:20
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to discuss Iran’s “escalatory behavior.” In addition, the leaders “discussed Saudi Arabia’s critical role in ensuring stability in the Middle East and in the g ...
Saudi Arabia Denounces Terrorist Bombing in Baghdad | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-06-22 11:41
US reviewing UN’s Khashoggi report ‘closely’Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. said Wednesday it is “closely” appraising a UN report that said the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was an extrajudicial killing for which Saudi Arabia is responsible. “We are reviewing the report closely,” a Stat ...
UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder. What next? | Saudi Arabia News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-06-20 11:07
US Envoy for Iran Heads to Middle EastBAS News - 2019-06-20 02:24
ERBIL - US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has been scheduled to travel to the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," with officials in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. The State Depa ...
Abha Airport Missile Attack: Understanding the Houthi-Iranian Logic in EscalationForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-18 07:13
On June 12, the Houthi-run Yemeni al-Masirah channel announced that the movement had successfully used a cruise missile to hit the control tower at the airport in Abha, Saudi Arabia, putting it out of operation. Shortly thereafter, Saudi officials confirm ...
U.S. has no ambassadors in Turkey or Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi disappearance | PBS NewsHourPBS - 2019-06-17 15:32
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 ...