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Saudi Arabia: King Salman will host Christchurch terror victims’ families for Hajj pilgrimage

Relatives of victims of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack in New Zealand will take part in the Hajj pilgrimage next month as guests of King Salman of Saudi Arabia. The invitation to the 200 pilgrims was announced on Wednesday by Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh. Hosting the families during the Hajj season is… Continua a leggere

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Saudi Arabia warned pilgrims not to mix politics with religion while performing Hajj

During a meeting of the Saudi Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, pilgrims were urged to be considerate of the privacy and spirituality of the holy places and not to engage in political acts. The warning follows a veiled threat by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei of disruption and possible political demonstrations by Iranian pilgrims at… Continua a leggere

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Saudi-led military coalition destroyed a drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels

The spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen said that the forces had intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by the group at civilians in Saudi Arabia. “The drone has not achieved its targets,” the coalition said via Saudi Press Agency on Monday evening. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who are fighting… Continua a leggere

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Abha International Airport: new drone attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia

Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s Asir province has fully resumed operations following a drone attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia based in Yemen. Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the attack by the Houthis had injured nine civilians — eight Saudis and one Indian citizen — all of whom are in stable condition… Continua a leggere

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Yemen, the Houthi war does not stop. New drone attack by the Shiite militias armed by Iran in Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthi movement launched a new drone attack targeting the Abha regional airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al-Masirah TV said on Monday. Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Sunday that one person was killed and 21 others injured in a Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport. Al-Maliki did not say… Continua a leggere

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Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister met US Special Representative for Iran in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday. During the meeting, they discussed relations between the two countries and efforts to counter hostile Iranian activities that threaten the security and stability of the region. The latest Iranian… Continua a leggere

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke with Trump on Iran and the oil market

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke with US President Donald Trump on Friday to about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in oil prices. “The two leaders discussed Saudi Arabia’s critical role in ensuring stability in the Middle East and in the… Continua a leggere

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Houthi rocket exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq, in Saudi Arabia

A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. Military and security organs were working to identify the type of rocket that was fired, Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said in… Continua a leggere

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Halting weapons sales to Saudi Arabia will only benefit Iran

Halting weapons sales to Saudi Arabia will only benefit Iran, Adel Al-Jubeir said Wednesday, after the British government announced it would suspend issuing new licenses for the sale of arms to the Kingdom. The UK’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox announced the decision in parliament after a court ordered the government to “reconsider” the sales… Continua a leggere

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Iran: The Guardians of the Islamist revolution shot down a US drone in the Iranian airspace

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the circumstances of the incident. The Guard said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, while two U.S. officials told The… Continua a leggere

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The Arab Parliament has designated the Iranian-backed Houthi militia as a terrorist group

The Arab Parliament announced on Wednesday that it has designated the Iranian-backed Houthi militia as a terrorist group for its role in deliberately targeting civilians and civilian installations, calling on the League of Arab States and the UN to take similar action. The resolution was issued during an Arab Parliament meeting in Cairo in the… Continua a leggere

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Saudi Arabia says that UN Khashoggi report contains “baseless allegations and contradictions”

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that a report by a UN expert on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi contains “baseless allegations” and “contradictions.” Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said the report contained “nothing new.” He said the judicial authorities in the Kingdom are the only ones competent to investigate the case and that… Continua a leggere

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Yemen, Iran’s war against Saudi Arabia through the Houthis

Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Col. Turki al-Maliki, spokesperson of the Arab coalition made the remarks early Tuesday in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA.) Al-Maliki says one drone targeted a residential area in the southern city of Abha. He added… Continua a leggere

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