Tag: Saudi Arabia

Open newsletter – february 22, 2022

AFGHANISTAN The Taliban is creating a “grand army” for Afghanistan that will include officers and troops who served the old regime, says the official tasked...

Daily news – February 10, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Reuters, The Jamestown Foundation AFRICA Africa needs smarter investment in digital infrastructure:...

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with UAE and Saudi Arabia Ambassadors to the United States (White House)

Today National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with both UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba and Saudi Ambassador to the United...

Is Saudi Arabia entering a ‘Great Reshuffle’? (Nayib Rivera and Johannes Koettl, Brookings)

In many high-income countries, the pandemic has caused seismic shifts in labor markets. What started as an increasing shortage of workers in a few...

Iran to reopen OIC representative office in Saudi Arabia (Al Jazeera)

Three Iranian diplomats have arrived in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah to reopen Iran’s representative office to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Semi-official Iranian media reported...

Saudi Arabia may run out of interceptor missiles in ‘months’ (Al Jazeera)

Saudi Arabia could run out of interceptor missiles for its US-made Patriot air-defence system in “months”, according to a senior US official cited by...

Ethiopia detaining Tigrayans deported from Saudi Arabia, rights group says (Al Monitor)

Thousands of ethnic Tigrayans deported from Saudi Arabia have been detained, mistreated and forcibly disappeared in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Wednesday. Ethiopia...

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah accuses Saudi Arabia of ‘terrorism’ (Kareem Chehayeb, Al Jazeera)

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has accused Saudi Arabia of exporting ISIL (ISIS) ideology and transporting cars rigged with explosives for suicide attacks to Iraq. In...

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will visit Saudi Arabia in February (Al Jazeera)

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will travel to Saudi Arabia next month, the Turkish leader’s first visit since the 2018 murder of...

Saudi-Led Coalition Accuses Iran, Hizballah Of Helping Yemen’s Huthi Rebels (RFE RL)

A Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi rebels in Yemen has accused Iran and Lebanon's Tehran-backed Shi'ite militant movement Hizballah of helping the insurgents to launch...

Saudi Arabia: Yemeni Man Sentenced for Apostasy (HRW)

A Saudi court sentenced a Yemeni man to 15 years in prison for apostasy on October 21, 2021, based on comments made via two anonymous Twitter accounts, Human...

Saudi-led coalition air raids hit Sanaa airport (Al Jazeera)

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it has carried out air raids on Houthi targets at the international airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Saudi...

Saudi Arabia sends humanitarian aid to Afghanistan (Al Jazeera)

Saudi Arabia has sent two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, state media reported, its first such initiative since the Taliban took control of the crisis-stricken...

Joint Statement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, on the November...

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America and the United Kingdom are encouraged by the political agreement in...

Saudi Arabia decreases defense spending to $46 billion (Agnes Helou, Defense News)

Saudi Arabia will spend 171 billion riyals (U.S. $46 billion) on its military in 2022, about a 10% decrease from the 2021 defense budget...

Saudi Diplomat Accuses Iran Of Playing ‘Games’ As Sides Hold Talks To Repair Ties (RFE RL)

Saudi Arabia and Iran have held a new round of talks aimed at mending badly strained ties, the Jordanian state news agency reported on...