Saudi Arabia

Saudi-led alliance bombs Yemen runway to stop Iran plane landing

RIYADH - Jets of a Saudi Arabian-led coalition bombed the runway of Sanaa airport on Tuesday afternoon to prevent an Iranian plane from landing in the Yemeni capital, the coalition's spokesman said.

Saudi says arrests 93 Islamic State suspects, foils U.S. embassy attack

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group, including two people who planned a failed suicide car bombing against the U.S. embassy in Riyadh, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 93 Islamic State suspects: state news agency

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Sunni Muslim militant group Islamic State, including at least 65 Saudi nationals, the interior ministry said in a statement carried on the official Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday.

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Iranian general accuses Saudis of following in Israeli footsteps

ANKARA - The commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia on Monday of following in Israel's footsteps in the Islamic world by carrying out air strikes in Yemen, the official IRNA news agency reported.

World, Yemen 27 Apr 2015

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.

World, Yemen 24 Apr 2015

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
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Drug convicts executed in Indonesia, Filipina not among them: media

CILACAP, Indonesia - Eight drug convicts were executed by an Indonesian firing squad early on Wednesday but a Filipina who was on death row with the Australians, Nigerians, a Brazilian and an Indonesian was unexpectedly not among them, local media reports said. | Video