U.S. weighs sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

World Dec 6, 2019

U.S. weighs sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region. John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, ...

Saudi Arabia takes over reins of G20 presidency from Japan

World / Politics Dec 1, 2019

Saudi Arabia takes over reins of G20 presidency from Japan

Saudi Arabia became the first Arab nation Sunday to take over the Group of 20 (G20) presidency as it seeks to bounce back onto the world stage following global uproar over its human rights record. The oil-rich kingdom has promoted a liberalization drive, including granting ...

Over 100 Saudi-freed Houthi prisoners returned to Yemen

World Nov 29, 2019

Over 100 Saudi-freed Houthi prisoners returned to Yemen

Over 100 Houthi rebel prisoners released by the Saudi-led coalition returned to Yemen on Thursday, a move toward a long-anticipated prisoner swap between the warring parties. Welcoming 128 freed Yemenis at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, Houthi leader Muhammad al-Bukhaiti hailed their arrival as ...