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Saudis down 2 ballistic missiles fired by Al Houthis

The Royal Saudi Air Defense detected two ballistic missiles launched from Sa’dah, Yemen, on Saturday night against Saudi Arabia, according to the official spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen. Saudi military said two missiles were launched deliberately by the Iranian-backed Al Houthi militia to target densely populated …

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UAE imposes economic sanctions on senior leadership of Hezbollah

UAE has imposed economic sanctions against 10 leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah which are on its terrorism list including Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem. The move comes in line with significant actions taken by the seven members of the Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC) to disrupt Iran’s destabilising influence in the …

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Shale boom to keep oil markets under pressure

Oil markets are expected to remain pressured throughout 2018 due to a rise in shale production, experts said. Oil prices are currently trading higher due to the strict implementation of an output cut agreement by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and non-Opec members, which seeks to lower global …

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Saudi Prince Comments on Palestinian Issue Made People ‘Fall Off Their Chairs’

During a closed-door meeting with heads of Jewish organizations in New York, the heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia reportedly criticized the Palestinian administration for its alleged refusal to accept the peace proposals it was offered on many occasions. Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, berated …

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Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry on Sunday instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalised, a day after security forces shot down a recreational drone near the king’s palace in Riyadh. Amateur online videos of heavy gunfire in the capital’s Khozama district on Saturday sparked …

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UAE minister lashes out at pro-Iran media

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, has lashed out at pro-Iran media for continuing to disseminate false news about Saudi Arabia and the UAE. “False news from Iranian sources, such as the Fars News Agency and Al Akhbar newspaper, against the UAE and Saudi Arabia, continue,” he posted on his …

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Syria: bottom line questions

Graham E. Fuller — The Trump administration has just delivered several dozen military strikes against Syria purportedly aimed at chemical production and storage facilities. It was an act the international community feared might lead to overt war in Syria between the US, Iran and Russia, but it came off a bit …

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Saudis shoot down new Al Houthi missile

Saudi air defences intercepted a missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom’s southern city of Jizan on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said, the latest in a series of such attacks. “The missile was fired at Jizan indiscriminately with the aim of hitting civilian areas,” a coalition …

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Saudi Arabia’s expat tax conundrum

This month was the end of the line for many Asian expatriates in Saudi Arabia who chose to return home following the conclusion of the school year and final exams. With rising levies on each expat every successive year, many of them folded up and made preparations for an early …

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Saudi crown prince says abaya not necessary

Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety — as long as their attire is “decent and respectful”, the kingdom’s reform-minded crown prince said. With the ascent to power of young Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, the country …

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