Regional powers sign pact to boost economic and military ties, and pledge to work together to create joint Arab force.
Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a pact in Cairo Thursday aimed at boosting military and economic ties between the two Arab allies. Relations have warmed since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, with Saudi Arabia offering billions in aid to Egypt and Cairo participating in a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels in […]
Originally published at MintPress News. SANAA, Yemen — Five months have passed since Saudi Arabia declared war on Yemen, and for all its might, political resolve and military arsenal, the kingdom has yet to bring the poorest nation on the Arabian Peninsula to heel. Its institutions in tatters, its military apparatus reduced to rubbles, and...
Paul R. Pillar Israel Turkey Iran Saudi Arabia, Middle East Some recent policy decisions by Middle Eastern governments have the potential to shake up regional alignments, or what are widely perceived to be alignments. In the near term...Show More Summary
The Washington Examiner reported: “Saudi Arabia’s largest chemical company has announced plans to invest in U.S. shale gas production, after finding its own country has little natural gas to spare.” “Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the...Show More Summary
As the Free Beacon reported, American allies are jumping ship now that Obama cut a deal with Iran; The Russian government has signed major nuclear cooperation agreements with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan since the start of this year, increasing its influence among traditional U.S. allies in the region. In June, Russia closed a major deal […]
The United States has approved a $500 million sale of munitions for Saudi Arabia to continue its ongoing military campaign in Yemen.
South Korean intelligence officials said Wednesday that around 20 Scud missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen by Houthi rebels and their allies originated in North Korea. "North Korea has sold missiles to Yemen and sent missile engineers...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Newsweek is reporting that Iran has cut off funding to Hamas in Gaza, citing Israeli journalism and Hamas sources. Iran’s relationship with the…
The United States has approved a possible multi-billion dollar military sale of advanced Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Wednesday.
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the sale would benefit a key U.S. partner in the Middle East. Notification to Congress was sent on Tuesday and […]
Kerry is trying to shift the failure of his deadly crowning achievement to the tried and true usual victims -- the Israelis, the Jews.
As a unilateral 5-day humanitarian pause declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen appeared to crumble, the aid group Oxfam said Tuesday that half of Yemen's population — almost 13 million people — is struggling to obtain food,...Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh's ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harboring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbors.
If confirmed, the cases would be the UK's fifth and sixth ever cases of MERS, the respiratory virus that emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012
Saudi Arabia announced a surprise five-day pause to its bombing campaign in Yemen on Sunday to allow aid to flow into the war-torn state on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, two weeks after ignoring a similar UN initiative. The so-called “pausefire”, was preceded by a series of Saudi-led coalition air strikes near the […]
Iran’s top diplomat began a three-nation regional tour on Sunday aimed at deepening ties with Arab neighbors following the conclusion of the Islamic Republic’s historic nuclear deal with world powers. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-ruled Arab states lining the Persian Gulf harbor deep suspicions about Iran’s intentions in the region. While the Western-allied Arab countries […]
Did you know that Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, even more than Saudi Arabia and Canada? Despite this, Venezuela still has gasoline shortages. That’s like running out of of sand in the desert. Why? Because Venezuela nationalized their energy industry — and their whole economy — in the name of socialism. Now the government has […]