Saudi Arabia advocates "firmness" against Iran ahead of Arab and Muslim summits

Saudi Arabia advocates “firmness” against Iran ahead of Arab and Muslim summits

The holy city of Mecca is preparing to host Arab and Muslim leaders for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to close ranks against its great rival, Iran, after recent attacks on oil targets in the country. Gulf. Flags and giant welcome panels adorn the streets of this religious city in the western Saudi kingdom […]

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Gulf states strengthen maritime patrols

Gulf states strengthen maritime patrols

The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional organization of six Persian Gulf monarchies, began Saturday “enhanced security patrols” in this maritime region, reports the Fifth US Fleet based in Bahrain, Sunday. The GCC countries have “in particular increased their communications and coordination to support regional naval cooperation and maritime security operations in […]

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Iranian Foreign Ministry rejects Saudi charges after drone attacks

Iranian Foreign Ministry rejects Saudi charges after drone attacks

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday rejected Saudi accusations that Tehran has ordered drone attacks against oil facilities in the kingdom last Tuesday. These attacks have been claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi militiamen who have been fighting for four years in an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia. “After 1,500 days, you are still in […]

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Belgium ready to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Belgium ready to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia

While France assumes its military sales to the Saudi kingdom, our Belgian neighbor wonders. Belgium is ready to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia if they are used in conflicts in other countries, the Belgian authorities said Saturday. Respect for arms embargoes will be one of the topics of the EU foreign ministers’ talks on […]

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War in Yemen: Thousands of Africans migrants are stuck their

War in Yemen: Thousands of Africans migrants are stuck there

Prevented from crossing the country to the Gulf countries, 1800 African migrants are currently parked in a stadium in Aden (yemen), where their living conditions cause great concern. The Gulf countries still attract thousands of Africans from the Horn of Africa to work there. The problem is that they have to go through Yemen at […]

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Mass execution in Saudi Arabia for "terrorism"

Mass execution in Saudi Arabia for “terrorism”

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday killed 37 of its citizens convicted of “terrorism”, a rare mass execution in the kingdom three years after dozens of people who precipitated the break-up of relations with Iran. Tuesday’s executions took place in six regions: the capital Ryad, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the Sunni region of Al-Qassim […]

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Saudi Arabia Three Women's Rights Activists Released

Saudi Arabia: Three Women’s Rights Activists Released

These Saudi activists, who have been jailed since May for their actions in favor of women’s rights, have told their judges that they have been tortured. Three of the 11 human rights activists were released on Thursday after spending 10 months in Saudi regime jails. The news comes after the resumption of their trial, which […]

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Pompeo arrives in Bahrain, first leg of a tour in the Gulf

Pompeo arrives in Bahrain, first leg of a tour in the Gulf

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Bahrain on Friday, the first leg of a tour of the Gulf’s petro-kingdoms, an AFP journalist said. According to a spokesman for the State Department, partnerships with these Arab countries are essential for the protection of the world’s energy supply, the fight against “radical Islamic terrorism” and […]

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Afghan Taliban refuse to negotiate in Saudi Arabia

Afghan Taliban refused to negotiate in Saudi Arabia

The Afghan Taliban have given up this month to visit Saudi Arabia for further talks with US envoys because of Ryad’s willingness to include representatives of Kabul in the talks. Islamist insurgents are demanding that this fourth round of talks with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad be held in Qatar, where the Taliban have political […]

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