Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

World Jun 17, 2019

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront threats to its security and joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival, Iran, of being behind the attacks on two vessels traveling near the ...

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Persian Gulf attacks

World Jun 17, 2019

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Persian Gulf attacks

Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran. The Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of ...

Saudi Arabia seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

World Jun 16, 2019

Saudi Arabia seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Persian Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region. Thursday's tanker attacks in ...

Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

World Jun 13, 2019

Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people. The Western-backed, Sunni Muslim alliance that has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen ...

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch attack drones into Saudi Arabia

World Jun 12, 2019

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch attack drones into Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthi rebels said on Tuesday they launched at least two drones targeting a southwest Saudi city that's home to an air base. The Houthis' Al-Masirah satellite news channel reported the rebels launched Qasef-2K drones to strike the city of Khamis Mushait. The state-run Saudi Press ...

World / Politics Jun 10, 2019

Senators hope to force vote on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Opposition to President Donald Trump's Saudi Arabia policy and use of executive power is building in Congress, where senators have introduced more legislation aimed at blocking the sale of weapons to the kingdom. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a Democrat, and Sen. Todd Young of ...