Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »



Saudi-led coalition backs new UN envoy to Yemen

:: The efforts of the outgoing UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to bring about peace had been derailed by Houthi militia intransigence and ignorance of international law, the spokesman for the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki,

Saudi Arabia to Support Yemeni people to Overcome economic burdens

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has lauded King Salman’s directives to deposit $2 billion in the Yemeni Central Bank, bringing total Saudi deposits in the account to $3 billion. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace on Tuesday, the Cabinet said

Iran ‘arming Houthis to attack Saudi Arabia, UAE’

:: Iran is supplying Houthi militia with arms to attack Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, said on Sunday. Al-Maliki also said the coalition would pay a financial reward for information

Saudi-led coalition intervenes to save seriously ill Saleh’s life

:: Saudi Arabia has intervened to rescue the life of the ousted Yemeni president for the second time. A Yemeni source has confirmed the intervention of the Saudi-led coalition to save the life of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh,

Saudi-led coalition: ‘Qualitative operation’ aims to restore legitimacy in Yemen

:: The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that the “qualitative operation” against the Houthis is a continuation of the ongoing operations to restore legitimacy in Yemen. On Friday, in his first television interview since taking office,

Yemeni PM says Houthi attack on Mokha port ‘reflects spirit of defeat’

:: Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said the Houthi militias attack on Mokha port using an explosive-laden boat reflects their spirit of defeat. Bin Daghr said via Twitter that the terrorist operation shows that Houthis have resorted to

Yemen talks extended, Saudi soldiers killed

The Saudi-led coalition has confirmed the death seven of its military in the ongoing fight against the Houthi militia on Saturday. The dead were all Saudi military: an officer and five other soldiers. They died while trying to stop Houthi

UN: Yemen ceasefire ‘largely holding’

A ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties which began at midnight local time (2100 GMT) on Sunday appears to largely be holding despite reports of clashes, the UN spokesman said. Shortly after the truce began, clashes were reported in the city

Yemen militias swap prisoners with Arab coalition

Yemen’s Houthi militias, who control the capital Sanaa, have released nine Saudis in exchange for 109 Yemenis, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday. The move comes ahead of planned peace talks next month. “Nine Saudi prisoners have been recovered and

Saudi-led operations in Yemen ‘coming to an end’

The spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition says that major combat operations in Yemen are coming to an end, after which the coalition will work on “long-term” plans to bring stability to the country. Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri said that

Saudi committed to political solution in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is committed to a political solution to Yemen’s war under UN-backed peace efforts and sees as positive a call by a Houthi official for Iran to stay out of Yemen, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday.

Yemen’s vice president visits Marib after its liberation

Khaled Bahah

Yemen’s Vice President and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah on Sunday arrived in the province of Marib after a visit to the UAE, the first such trip since forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition regained full control of the city. A

Houthis ‘delay departure’ of Russian aid plane

Iranian-backed Houthi militias delayed on Thursday the departure of a Russian plane from the capital Sanaa that was carrying more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed group there said. “The militias

Saudi denies coalition hit Yemen MSF hospital

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denied that coalition air strikes hit a hospital in Yemen run by medical charity MSF after the attack was condemned by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The hospital in the northern city of Saada was hit

Hadi to form anti-terrorism brigade in Aden

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi plans to establish a special anti-terrorism brigade in Aden, as part of efforts to form a national security force after cleansing the port city and neighboring provinces of insurgents. The decision comes as part of

Yemen’s PM visits area near strategic Bab al-Mandeb straight

Khaled Bahah

Yemen’s government spokesman says the prime minister has visited an area leading to the Bab Al-Mandab straight, the strategic gateway to the Red Sea’s Suez Canal, after anti-militia forces pushed Shiite militias out of the immediate area. Rajeh Badi says

Yemeni loyalists control all of key strait

Government forces in Yemen now control the key Bab al-Mandab Strait through which much of the world’s maritime traffic passes after retaking it from Shiite rebels, a general said Friday. “The Bab al-Mandab Strait is now under the total control

Yemen’s Hadi urges Houthis to lay down arms

Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour

President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi on Sunday urged Houthi militias to lay down their arms and resume dialogue to end Yemen’s conflict, as he left for the U.N. General Assembly. The embattled leader, who returned Wednesday to the southern city of

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