Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession.
At least 25 Yemenis got killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Sa'ada Province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict.
Saudi Arabia has detained two reporters for Turkish TV channel TRT World for 10 hours during a visit by the Turkish foreign minister to the kingdom to help resolve the dispute between Qatar and several Arab countries.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has stripped the country’s crown prince of powers overseeing criminal investigations, designating a new public prosecution office to function directly under the king’s authority.
The Riyadh regime seems to have softened its stance towards Doha amid severe diplomatic tensions between the two sides, with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir calling Qatar an “ally” in his latest remarks.
A senior Iranian official says the comments by “inexperienced” Saudi diplomats against the Islamic Republic show their ignorance about Iran and the region, stressing that Tehran will never tolerate Riyadh’s warmongering policies.
At least four Saudi soldiers have been killed when Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees launched an attack against a border crossing in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Asir as they continue their retaliatory raids against Riyadh regime’s aerial bombardment campaign.