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As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves

46 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

The talks themselves are already changing the dynamics of regional politics as Saudi Arabia, Iran’s chief regional rival, acts against Iranian-backed groups in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

Obama’s new war by default

Even as President Barack Obama struggles to get Iran to renounce, or at least substantially delay, acquisition of nuclear weapons, Tehran’s archenemy Saudi Arabia is nudging him into a war by default in Yemen, where tribal politics are far more convoluted than in Iraq and Syria. Although the Saudis have presented their aerial bombing of [...]Show More Summary

Saudi Attack on Yemen Aims to Prevent Thaw Between Iran and the West

Another bloody, destructive, and quite possibly long war has begun in the Middle East due to intervention by a foreign power in the internal affairs of another nation. A coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, began bombing Yemen on March 26. Show More Summary

Saudi Prince Slams Putin for Arming Assad and Fueling Conflict in the Middle East

3 hours agoNews : Vice News

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister ripped into Putin for being a hypocrite after the Russian leader sent a letter expressing support for Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s hostile relationship with Russia is leaving Egypt stuck in the middle

4 hours agoNews : BlogPost

At a gathering of Arab leaders in Sharm el-Sheikh this weekend, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi read a letter from Vladimir Putin. "We support Arab nations in their effort to ensure a safe future and urge them to resolve allShow More Summary

How to Decipher Yemen, Where the Enemy of Your Enemy Is Also Your Enemy

Yemen, like Afghanistan, has a long reputation as a quagmire for foreign invaders. Saudi Arabia could break its teeth there if the U.S. does not constrain it. Astonishingly, Yemeni events have now conspired to bring about the supposed...Show More Summary

The U.S. Shouldn’t Support Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

If another authoritarian state were doing what Saudi Arabia is doing to Yemen now, every Western government would be condemning it as unprovoked aggression.

Foster + Partners reveal plans for new metro system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Award-winning architecture firm Foster + Partners has been chosen to create a new city-wide public transportation plan for Jeddah—one of the most vibrant city centres in Saudi Arabia. F+P came out first in an international design competition for the city's

Iran Starts Regional War with Sunni Muslims

Iran, a Shi’a (or Shi’ite) Islam nation, is fighting a proxy war in the Middle East that pits their sect of Islam against the Sunnis, such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, Yemen, and even Syria are places where Iran is spreading their influence and sending their weapons (and sometimes, troops) to fight wars for […]

Saudi-led airstrikes shut down Sana’a airport

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the fourth day of airstrikes in Yemen on Sunday. The Saudi-led airstrikes targeted Yemen’s main international airport and a rebel base in the capital, Sana’a. The international airport was put completely out of service after it was bombed early Sunday.

The greater reality for Iran and Saudi Arabia

The geopolitics of the Middle East are being re-written before our very eyes, yet no one is truly at the helm.

Two policemen shot, injured in Saudi capital

RIYADH (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen shot and injured two policemen in a patrol car in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh late on Sunday, the state-owned Saudi Press Agency quoted a police spokesman as saying on Monday.

Oman Tries to Persuade Saudi-Led Coalition to Stop Attacking Yemen – Source

A source in the government of Oman told Sputnik that Oman is making considerable diplomatic efforts to persuade the coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia to stop conducting airstrikes against Yemen and return to the dialog...

Saudi Arabia hopeful for nuclear deal with Iran as tensions in region rise

As U.S. negotiators raced to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program before this week’s Tuesday deadline, Saudi Arabian ambassador Adel al-Jubeir expressed hope that a deal would be reached that would ensure regional stability.

Saudi ambassador: Conflict in Yemen is not a proxy war with Iran

Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, on Sunday denied that the growing sectarian conflict in Yemen represents a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. “This is a war to protect the people of Yemen and defend its legitimate government from a group that is allied and supported by Hezbollah, but I […]

UN Says Israel Worst Violator Of Human Rights

It’s not Iran, Saudi Arabia or Yemen that is the worst violator of human rights according to the UN; it’s Israel. Last week, Israel was the U.N.’s number one women’s rights violator. This week it is the U.N.’s all-round human rights villain…. There were four resolutions on Israel. And one on North Korea — a [...]

Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars.

Positives in Saudi/Yemen Military Actions

Josh Marshall offers a thoughtful take on independent military action recently taken by Saudi Arabia and others in the Middle East on Talking Points Memo. We now see this Saudi-led military operation in Yemen which is being joined by Egypt and possibly other Arab states. Earlier, we saw the Jordanian attacks against ISIS after the [...]Show More Summary

Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

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