Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

/ Sep 3, 2017

Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki on Saturday warned Japan not to take its foot off the pedal when it faces Saudi Arabia away in its final qualifier for the 2018 World Cup finals. With Vahid Halilhodzic's men having already secured qualification for Russia after their ...

Oct 24, 2016

Heading for all-out war in Yemen

Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.

Sep 4, 2014

Saudi sentences American, 23 others for terrorism

A court in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday sentenced an American and 23 other people to prison on charges they created a terrorist cell and planned attacks on foreigners and oil pipelines. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that their sentences range from two to 27 ...

Feeling U.S. snub, Saudis find new ties

/ Dec 30, 2013

Feeling U.S. snub, Saudis find new ties

Increasingly vocal in its frustration over U.S. policies in the Mideast, Saudi Arabia is strengthening ties elsewhere, seeking out an alignment that will bolster its position after it was pushed to the sidelines this year. It may find a solution in France, whose president, Francois ...

Oct 25, 2013

Saudi Arabia's snub of the U.N.

Apparently because of the United States' drift on the Syrian conflict and its openness to negotiations with Iran, Saudi Arabia snubs a nonpermanent seat on the U.N Security Council.