U.S. may deepen effort against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen

Mar 29, 2017

U.S. may deepen effort against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen

The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen’s conflict by more directly aiding its Persian Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a U.S. policy that limited American support. The review of potential new U.S. assistance, which includes intelligence ...

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Mar 29, 2017

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shiite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say. Iran’s enemy Saudi ...

Mar 15, 2017

SoftBank's Son promises to help Saudi economy via investment

SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son promised Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud Salman that the telecom conglomerate will help Saudi Arabia prosper through investment. Speaking to reporters after their meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday, Son quoted the king as telling him he was ...

Japan and Saudi bourses to seek broad cooperation

Mar 14, 2017

Japan and Saudi bourses to seek broad cooperation

Japan Exchange Group Inc. and the Saudi Stock Exchange agreed Tuesday to seek broad cooperation in areas such as cross-listing of shares and development of financial products. The bourses signed a memorandum of understanding as King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia is ...

Mar 9, 2017

Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs in Yemen, Amnesty International says

Amnesty International on Thursday accused the Saudi-led Arab coalition battling rebels in Yemen of using banned cluster munitions in raids on residential areas. The Brazilian-manufactured munitions were fired in a February 15 attack on three residential districts and agricultural land in Saada province of ...