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Saudi Troops into Syria: The “Gates of Hell” Will Be Open in the Coming Months.. Three Possible Scenarios

By Elijah J. Magnier for Global Research — There are three possible scenarios in Syria Participation of [Saudi] Arab troops  in Syria is not excluded. A high-ranking officer within the joint operations room in Damascus, which includes Russia, Iran and Syria and Hezbollah said, “ there are three possible scenarios in Syria: …

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Israeli minister interviewed for Saudi website

THE LEVANT NEWS — Israeli Minister Ze’ev Elkin talks with Saudi Arabian news website “Elaph” about the shared threat from Iran. When asked whether there would be negotiations between Israel and Arab countries, he replied: ‘Those countries will decide if they want relations.’ An Israeli minister gave a rare interview …

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The Big Four in Saudi Arabia’s Government

THE LEVANT NEWS – By MIKAYLA BOUCHARD — The New York Times published this background information on the most powerful figures in the Saudi kingdom of Arabia, and where they stand in the sometimes complicated order of royal succession: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Son of Saudi Arabia’s founder, …

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Will Saudi King Abdicate to Son?

Mohamed Bin Salman

The Levant News – By Ali AlAhmed for The Institute for Gulf Affairs – Washington DC  — Saudi King Salman Al-Saud plans to abdicate his throne and install his son Mohammed as king, multiple highly-placed sources told the Institute for Gulf Affairs. Mohamed bin Salman is the current deputy crown prince, …

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Arabs accuse Iran of undermining regional security

THE LEVANT NEWS — CAIRO/RIYADH: Arab foreign ministers condemned attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran and warned Sunday that the country would face wider opposition if it continued its “interference” in the internal affairs of Arab states. “Iran has to decide what kind of neighbor it wants to be: …

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Iran won’t let Saudi fuel Syria crisis: Zarif

THE LEVANT NEWS — Iran says it will not allow Saudi Arabia’s provocations to adversely affect ongoing efforts aimed at resolving the crisis in Syria. “What we are [currently] witnessing in the arena of regional developments is Saudi Arabia’s agitating approach,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the visiting …

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Royal Pain

The setback in relations with Iran is just one of Saudi Arabia’s many problems. By Matthew Philips for BLOOMBERG — THE LEVANT NEWS — The collapse in Saudi relations with Iran after the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric marks a grim start to the new year for Saudi Arabia’s …

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ISIS commander killed in southern Yemen

THE LEVANT NEWS — A commander of the ISIS group has been killed in clashes with fighters of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and military units amid the ongoing Saudi military aggression against the Yemenis. Yemen’s al-Masirah news website Tuesday identified the ISIS chief as Hassan Hamoud Uqlan, a known field …

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Yemen war intensifies amid mounting regional tension

THE LEVANT NEWS — Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Iranian-allied Houthi forces intensified in Yemen Tuesday, residents said, an escalation of a nine-month-old war that follows a rise in tensions between the kingdom and Iran. After weeks of a relative lull, large airstrikes targeted military positions linked to Yemen’s ascendant Houthis in …

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Thousands of Iraqis protest over Nimr execution

THE LEVANT NEWS — Thousands of people have protested in a number of cities across Iraq to express their condemnation of the recent execution of a prominent Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia. On Monday, protesters marched outside the Green Zone, an area that houses government departments and diplomatic buildings, in …

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