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UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening match of World Cup

Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals to lead the host …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

In jeans, headscarves and veils, dozens of Saudi women draped in their country’s green flag and sporting matching face paint streamed into Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium to support their national team …

UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

Saudi-led forces open assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government launched a fierce assault Wednesday on the crucial port city of Hodeida, the biggest offensive of the years-long war in the Arab world’s …

First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown

Saudi Arabia issued its first driver’s licenses to 10 women on Monday as the kingdom prepared to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks, but some …

Pompeo kicks off Mideast leg of first trip as top U.S. envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, kicking off the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat.

Saudi media: Airstrike kills Houthi leaders in Yemen capital

A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a high-level meeting of Shiite rebels in Yemen’s capital killed two of the group’s leaders and dozens of their militiamen, the kingdom’s state media reported early …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia screens ‘Black Panther’ to mark cinema opening

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood’s blockbuster “Black Panther” premiered in Saudi Arabia’s first movie theater.

Saudi crown prince visits France, seeks strategic partner

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia arrived in Paris on Sunday, a day ahead of his first official visit to France, which is hoping to profit from his shake-up of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Rights group: US, UK arms to Saudi coalition harm Yemenis


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Mattis praises Saudis, $1B arms sale to be approved

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said Saudi Arabia was “part of the solution” in Yemen, where the Saudis are leading a U.S.-supported military campaign against Houthi rebels that is …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Saudi prince freed amid corruption probe veiled in secrecy

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who had been held in a luxury hotel since November in a wide-reaching anti-corruption probe that has been shrouded in secrecy and intrigue, was …

Saudi Arabia’s VAT to make haj, umrah more costly

With the new policy, a levy of 5 percent will be charged on most goods and services in Saudi Arabia, driving up the costs for Muslims going on the pilgrimage …

Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games, testing reform limits

Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country’s top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Saudis intercept Yemen rebel missile targeting royal palace

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday, which the rebels said was targeting a “top leadership” meeting at the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

U.S. says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations says “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 23 people, including prisoners, and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

Two-day Gulf summit ends within hours amid Qatar crisis

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council – a move that could …

Britain PM courts key Arab ally, amid Trump anti-Muslim row

Britain is making a “new, ambitious and optimistic offer” of closer security and economic ties with Arab allies, the country’s prime minister said Thursday, the last day of a Mideast …

Saudi crown prince leads Islamic military alliance meeting

Saudi Arabia’s assertive crown prince on Sunday opened the first high-level meeting of a kingdom-led alliance of Muslim nations against terrorism, vowing that extremists will no longer “tarnish our beautiful …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Hezbollah, on the rise in Lebanon, fends off Saudi Arabia

Even as Arab countries step up pressure on Hezbollah for its ties to Iran, the Lebanese Shiite militant group has cemented its status as a regional power, projecting military strength …

Opposition calls for direct talks with Syria government

Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that would lead …

Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country’s main airport and a vital Red Sea port to some humanitarian …

Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from Yemen

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen or that it was responsible for a ballistic missile fired by Shiite …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

Saudi Arabia on Sunday asked fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran would only encourage it to press on …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations says the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s poorest country.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Lebanon PM says he will return to seek settlement

In his first TV interview since he announced his surprise resignation last weekend, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia “within …

A political shock throws Lebanon’s economy back into crisis

Just when things were starting to look up for Lebanon’s economy, a new political crisis threatens to send it crashing down again.

U.N., aid groups warn of ‘starvation and death’ in Yemen

The United Nations and more than 20 aid groups said Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition’s tightening of a blockade on war-torn Yemen could bring millions of people closer to “starvation …