Saudi Arabia

As Yemen bombing subsides, Saudi may struggle with peacemaker role


DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has bombed Yemen for four weeks but may be little closer to imposing influence in its war-torn neighbor.

Islamic State behind Riyadh police deaths, say Saudi authorities

RIYADH - The Saudi Arabian man arrested on suspicion of shooting dead two policemen and injuring two others in separate attacks in Riyadh was acting on instructions from the Islamic State group in Syria, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

World, Syria 24 Apr 2015

Oil hits 2015 high on Yemen worry; U.S. gasoline at Nov peaks

NEW YORK - Crude oil prices settled up 3 percent on Thursday, hitting 2015 highs, while U.S. gasoline reached 5-month peaks after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns about the security of Middle East oil supplies.

Yemen, 23 Apr 2015

Al Qaeda poses new risk to Saudi security amid Yemen turmoil

SHARURA, Saudi Arabia - As Saudi Arabian air strikes have hammered Yemen over the past month, Riyadh's Western allies are believed to have grown increasingly worried by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) taking advantage of the chaos to capture more ground. | Video

World, Yemen 23 Apr 2015

Kuwait deports political activist to Saudi Arabia: local media

KUWAIT - Kuwait has deported a prominent activist to Saudi Arabia after withdrawing his Kuwaiti citizenship last year, local media reported, a move he and other opposition figures said was politically motivated.

World, 23 Apr 2015

White House: end of Saudi military mission in Yemen opens door for negotiations

ONBOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia's transition away from military operations in Yemen will open the opportunity for negotiations.

World, Yemen 22 Apr 2015

Saudi says Yemen strikes show Arab resolve to act alone

LONDON - Saudi Arabia's military intervention in neighboring Yemen shows that the Sunni monarchy will stand up to Iran and that Arab states can protect their interests without U.S. leadership, the kingdom's ambassador to Britain said.

World, Yemen 22 Apr 2015

Turkey's Erdogan says Saudi-led Yemen operation achieved its aims

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he is glad that air strikes led by Saudi Arabia against the Houthi militia group in Yemen have been completed and achieved their targets.

World, Yemen 22 Apr 2015

Yemen's Saleh hails end to Saudi-led strikes, seeks new dialogue

DUBAI - Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh welcomed Saudi Arabia's declared end to air strikes against his Houthi militia allies and called for the renewal of political dialogue to guide the country out of turmoil.

World, Yemen 22 Apr 2015

Iran calls for Yemen talks, says long-term peace possible

ANKARA - Iran called on Wednesday for all sides in Yemen's conflict to start negotiations, saying long-term peace was possible a day after Saudi Arabia called an end to air strikes against Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels allied to Tehran.