Saudi Arabia

Malta issues 1,973 citizenships in 2017 – 464 to Russians, 342 to Saudi Arabians and 195 to British

In 2017, Malta issued 1,973 citizenship. This was stated in a Eurostat publication which shows that these included 464 Russians who qualified for citizenship, the … Read more

Understanding Libya’s proxy war

In forty-hours of momentous fighting in Libya’s civil war the forces of the government in Tripoli re-took a strategic city and captured sophisticated anti-tank weapons … Read more

Theresa May raises concerns on Khashoggi’s investigation and Yemen conflict

Theresa May has raised concerns about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the humanitarian cost of the conflict in Yemen during a face-to-face meeting with … Read more

Yemeni rebels attack Saudi airport

Saudi Arabia says one person has been killed and seven others wounded in an attack by Yemeni rebels on an airport in the kingdom’s south.… Read more

Court rules that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful

Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in Yemen’s war, a court ruled, after activists said … Read more

The UN states there is credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi killing

A forensic UN report published today states that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia should be investigated over the murder of the … Read more

New attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

Houthi rebels in Yemen on Monday launched a new attack targeting the Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

The news was given by  the rebel’s … Read more

Saudi Arabia wants maritime protection for tanker traffic in the Gulf


Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies, after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two Read more

Saudi intercepts five drones in new airport attack

Saudi forces on Friday intercepted five drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels in the second assault on an airport in the kingdom.

The drones targeted … Read more

26 injured in cruise missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport


Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels carried out an attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport on Wednesday using what has been described as a cruise missile and  … Read more

Muslim world prepares for the end of Ramadan


The Saudi Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout Saudi Arabia to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal on Monday evening. … Read more

Saudi King calls for international community to confront Iran with all means possible

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca on Friday with a call for the international … Read more

Malaysia to send contaminated plastic waste back to sender

Malaysia will ship 450 metric tons of contaminated plastic waste back to the countries of origin said Yeo Bee Yin today on 28 May.

The … Read more

Saudi to execute three moderate scholars after Ramadan

Saudi Arabia is reportedly preparing to execute three moderate Islamic scholars despite the international outrage that followed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sheikh Salman … Read more

Drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Najran airport


Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Najran airport, the group’s Almasirah TV said early on Wednesday.

It said it … Read more

Saudi Arabia approves permanent residency for expatriates


For the first time Saudi Arabia has introduced a scheme where certain expatriates can obtain permanent residency, allowing them to own real estate and … Read more

Houthi rebels in Yemen take responsibility for drone attack in Saudi

Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken responsibility for the drone attacks that shut down one of Saudi Arabia’s major oil pipelines further ratcheting up Gulf … Read more

No increase in Saudi Arabian oil output for now

The Financial Times is reporting that Saudi Arabia will not rapidly ramp up its oil output after the US ended the sanctions waivers for buyers … Read more

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 citizens in mass execution

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It … Read more

ISIS takes responsibility for Sunday’s attack in Saudi Arabia


ISIS is claiming that it was behind an attack on Sunday on a Saudi Interior Ministry building in the town of Zulfi. An attack … Read more

Reports of terrorist attack in Saudi capital

The Arab News and Al-Arabiya TV are reporting a terrorist attack in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Four attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack … Read more

Libya : Saudi Arabia pledges funds to Haftar

Saudi Arabia has promised Haftar millions of dollars to fund his war against Tripoli, The Wall Street Journal said in a report on Friday, commenting … Read more

Saudi Arabia considering ditching dollar for oil trades

In an exclusive report, Reuters said that Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar if Washington passes a … Read more

Saudi King Salman to visit Bahrain

Bahrain’s news agency BNA said Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today is expected to visit Bahrain to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments without more giving … Read more

The “Saudi Rapid Intervention Group”, believed to be responsible for Khashoggi’s death asked for bonus

The elite Saudi hit squad believed to be involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi reportedly asked the country’s Crown Prince for a bonus … Read more