Saudi fighter jets have stepped up deadly airstrikes against the Yemeni capital, this time targeting the headquarters of military police in Sana’a, in a raid that left a dozen people dead and 80 more injured.
Saudi Arabia said Monday that it would allow cinemas to operate in the strictly conservative kingdom for the first time in decades, in the latest sign of a broader government push to relax some social restrictions.
Palestinian officials have expressed worry that Saudi Arabia is forgoing important Palestinian rights as it acts behind the scenes to advance a United States ‘grand bargain’ over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that heavily favors Israeli interests.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Saturday rejected reports on alleged severe verbal conflict between the Iranian and Saudi Arabian foreign ministers during the newly-ended Rome MED Conference 2017 in Rome, describing the report as 'mere news fabrication'.
The Saudi Arabia authorities are ‘going by Israel’s playbook’ in order to pave the way for the Tel Aviv regime to redraw the regional map, but the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah gets in the way of their plan, said a commentator.
The former US secretary of state, John Kerry, said Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt urged Washington to ‘bomb Iran’ before the conclusion of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world countries, with Tel Aviv pushing harder than the rest.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed Iran's good relations with most of the regional countries, underlining that some countries like Saudi Arabia are looking for tension with Iran to cover up defeats in the region and internal problems.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Saudi Arabia for talks on Wednesday with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in Yemen, the second European leader to specifically seek him out as he amasses power.