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Saudi Arabia calls urgent regional meetings over Iran tensions

World May 19, 2019

Saudi Arabia calls urgent regional meetings over Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia has called urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said King Salman had invited Persian Gulf leaders and ...

Casualties reported as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit Sanaa

World May 17, 2019

Casualties reported as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit Sanaa

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several airstrikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks on Saudi oil installations. The Sanaa strikes targeted nine military sites in and around the city, residents said, with ...

Initial U.S. assessment blames Iran for ship attacks: official

World May 14, 2019

Initial U.S. assessment blames Iran for ship attacks: official

An American military team's initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives Sunday to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. official said Monday. The official said each ship has a 5- to ...

U.N. monitoring Houthi rebel withdrawal from Yemen's Hodeida

World May 13, 2019

U.N. monitoring Houthi rebel withdrawal from Yemen's Hodeida

The U.N. said Sunday it is monitoring the redeployment of rebel forces from three key ports in Yemen after the government dismissed the withdrawal as a "farce." The rebels, known as Houthis, said Saturday they began the long-delayed redeployment of their forces from the key ...

Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

World May 12, 2019

Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of ...