Saudi Arabia

‘Stay out of Iranian waters:’ Iran’s Revolutionary Guard slams Saudi drills

Any vessels taking part in the ongoing war games in the Persian Gulf should stay well away from Iranian waters and avoid provocations, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has warned. “The Revolutionary Guards naval forces believe this war game is mainly to create tension and destabilize the Persian Gulf,”read the statement on the Tasnim news agency website. “As ...

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Eritrea denies training Saudi-backed Yemeni militants

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG I kept stating that Eritrea is the most dangerous country in the Horn of Africa in term of its involvement with terrorist activities and destabilisation of some countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia,  Kenya . even South Sudan. This latest report from ADDIS ABABA indicated that the Eritrean government has dismissed recent reports alleging that Saudi Arabia has ...

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Man who ‘imprisoned’ daughter loses legal bid to restrict media

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG High court judge says case involving British woman in Saudi Arabia raises serious issues that need to be heard in public. An academic accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home inSaudi Arabia has failed in an attempt to limit reporting of the case. Amina al-Jeffery – who grew up in Swansea and has dual ...

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US President meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

Edited by Nelly Tawil American President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia King Salman have disagreed on the issues of Iran Syria, Yemen and the fight against the so-called Islamic State militants during a meeting, correspondents say. The two leaders held talks in Riyadh on Wednesday ahead of a regional summit during President Obama’s two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, which is ...

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Saudi Arabia continues to support Lebanon

Edited by Nelly Tawil (AME Media) Saudi Arabia Ambassador Ali Awad Asisri claims that Saudi Arabia continues to support Lebanon despite the diplomatic difficulties that threaten their continued cooperation. Asiri states that “Saudi Arabia has nothing but good [intentions] towards Lebanon” in response to Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal. Ambassador Asiri advises Lebanese businessmen to turn their investments towards Riyadh. He claims that ...

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Saudi Arabia Blacklists Companies, Individuals over Hizbullah Ties

Saudi Arabia upped its pressure on Lebanon and Hizbullah on Friday by blacklisting several companies and individuals over their alleged ties with the Shiite party. The Saudi authorities designated four companies and three individuals as “terrorists.” The Interior Ministry identified the firms as Vatech SARL, Le-Hua Electronic Field Co. Limited, Aero Skyone Co. Limited and Labico SAL Offshore. It said ...

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Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria

Saudi Arabia’s fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom’s chief regional rival. The commander of Iran’s revolutionary guard on Saturday mocked Saudi Arabia’s declaration that it is prepared to commit ground troops to fight ISIS in war-torn Syria. “They claim they will send troops (to Syria), but I don’t think they will ...

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How to ease Iran-Saudi Arabia crisis

execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia at the weekend has triggered a predictable diplomatic crisis. Iran immediately condemned the move, the Saudi Embassy in Tehran was attacked by angry demonstrators, and Saudi Arabia then severed diplomatic ties with the country. On Monday, Bahrain, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates followed suit. Yet despite the war of ...

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Saudi women have been elected to councils for the first time

Women have been elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time. At least 4 women were elected in Mecca, Jawf and Tabuk, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report. The vote is being seen as a landmark in the conservative kingdom. However, the councils have limited powers. Women also won in several other regions in the ...

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More than 900 Saudi women are campaigning for public office

More than 900 women are campaigning for public office in Saudi Arabia — a first in the kingdom’s history. The December 12 municipal election will be the first opportunity for Saudi women to vote or run for office since a 2011 order by the now deceased King Abdullah that granted women some opportunities for political participation in the ultra-conservative Sunni ...

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