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Saudi Arabia Is Said to Block Some German Business Over Rift

Saudi Arabia is cutting back on its dealings with some German companies amid a diplomatic spat with its top European trading partner, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Government agencies have been told not to renew some non-essential contracts with German firms following comments ma

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-18 04:32:49

Trump prepares for visit by Saudi prince who has rocked the kingdom

Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia's crown prince in Washington Tuesday, giving the president a receptive audience to denounce rival Iran and a chance to take stock of significant changes the prince is engineering in the kingdom. Ten months after the last face-to-face meeting bet

YAHOO! - 2018-03-18 01:04:25

US-Saudi partnership: a long affair

Washington (AFP) - The longstanding relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, its main Middle East ally, is founded largely on the exchange of American security for Saudi oil. As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman heads to Washington for talks with President Donald Trump, here is

YAHOO! - 2018-03-18 01:08:23

End U.S. complicity in Yemen conflict

Susan Smylie, For the Express-News Published 12:00 am, Sunday, March 18, 2018 Most people in the U.S. are aware of the atrocities happening in Syria and against the Rohingya in Burma, but did you know that the world's worst humanitarian crisis is currently happening in Yemen - and that it is being

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-03-18 00:00:28

Stop the race

Of all the flaws of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, perhaps the most glaring was the danger it would set off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Proponents of the nuclear deal, such as former US president Barack Obama, insisted that it would not weaken nonproliferation efforts in t

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-03-17 21:21:00

Syria: Al-Qaida and IS increasingly lose territory to Assad

With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria? With Syria's civil war now in its eighth year, the "Islamic State" (IS) and al-Qaida - two of the most prom

MSN.COM - 2018-03-17 17:54:53

Half Brother of Yemen's Slain Ex-President to Head Forces

SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's president has appointed the half brother of the country's slain ex-president to head a military force. Saturday's decision by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi assigns Ali Saleh al-Ahmar, the half brother of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, as commander of the country's reserv

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-17 16:51:54

Iranian official urges dialog between Yemen factions - state media

BEIRUT - A senior Iranian security official has called for dialog between factions in Yemen to end the conflict there, Iranian state media reported on Saturday. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, made the comment during a meeting with Oman’s foreign minister,

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-03-17 16:03:00

WHO says diphtheria infected over 1,300 people in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) - The World Health Organization says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people. WHO said in a statement that children and young adults account for almost 80 percent of cases and more than 70 people have died. Diphtheria, firs

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-17 10:13:16

The U.S. Should Pressure Oman to Crack Down on Iranian Arms Smuggling

Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Oman and met with its ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said. Among other things, they most likely discussed the fact that Iran has been using Qaboos's country to smuggle arms to Yemen. Nicole Salter writes: Since the Yemeni conflict broke

MOSAICMAGAZINE.COM - 2018-03-16 23:59:59

Fewer foreign doctors are coming to study in the United States, report shows

Syrian families wait to register at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees headquarters in Beirut in January 2017 after President Trump imposed his first ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press) Fearing

LA TIMES - 2018-03-16 22:40:00

Who is Iran's next target? Bahrain. Time for the US to draw a line in the sand

Bahrain, a Persian Gulf monarchy and the smallest Arab country, has an outsized role both in U.S. national security and, since 2011, in the criticism it has received in Congress, from the State Department, and from human rights organizations. The U.S. relies on Bahrain as Fifth Fleet headquarters h

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-03-16 22:23:07

Continetti: Pompeo 'Will Be a Strong Voice' to Check Iran

Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Friday that Mike Pompeo will take a critical stance toward Iran as secretary of state. Appearing on Fox News' "The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino," Continetti discussed how the Trump administration appears to be taking a harder line aga

FREEBEACON.COM - 2018-03-16 21:11:34

Yemen's Houthis and Saudi Arabia in secret talks to end war: sources

ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and its adversaries in Yemen's armed Houthi movement are holding secret talks to try to end a three-year-old war that has unleashed the world's worst humanitarian crisis, diplomats and Yemeni political sources said. A Saudi-led coalition is fighting to counter th

REUTERS - 2018-03-16 17:18:08

Mattis Addresses Letter To Congress, Urges Opposition To War Powers Resolution

Defense Secretary James Mattis supported his opposition to an upcoming Senate resolution that would remove US Armed Forces from Yemen, stating Thursday that keeping US forces in the region "is the best way to continue pushing this to a U.N.-brokered negotiation." In a Wednesday letter to Senate Majo

THE DAILY CALLER - 2018-03-16 15:32:44

America's duty to help stop Yemen's suffering: Congress must take a strong stand against Saudi aggression

For three years, I have witnessed the total destruction of my ancestors' homeland and the pain and suffering of family, friends, and millions of innocent Yemenis as my beloved America supports Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen. I have lived in Brooklyn for many years. I went to school here and grew up i

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-16 15:06:26

For Saudi crown prince, US visit falls on bad times, and good

If strategic relationships crave stability and dependability, the connection between the United States and its longtime Middle East ally Saudi Arabia has faced more than the usual challenges in the past year - perhaps especially in the last two weeks. But with Saudi Arabia's young crown prince, Moha

YAHOO! - 2018-03-16 15:10:26

Photo Essay: The Lost Tradition Of Female Facial Tattoos In North Africa

Photographer Yumna Al-Arashi's great-grandmother's face was outlined with geometric tattoos. They were symbols for the seasons and visual clues to the stars, protecting Al-Arashi's family against evil spirits. But now that her great-grandmother has passed, all Al-Arashi has of this once-powerful tra

FASTCODESIGN.COM - 2018-03-16 15:15:32

UN chief demands end to Lebanese meddling in Syria

NEW YORK - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres urged all Lebanese parties to stop meddling in the Syrian conflict, in a report naming the Lebanon-based and Iran-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah. "The presence of unauthorised weapons in the hands of Hezbollah remains of serious concern and warrants

ENCA.COM - 2018-03-16 14:55:17

Red Cross chief: Humanitarian groups must 'rethink totally our people management'

Yves Daccord, director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Photo by: Oliver O'Hanlon / CC BY-NC-SA WASHINGTON - Humanitarian organizations have a limited window of time to show that partnerships and early investment in fragile and conflict-affected states can yield results, acco

DEVEX.COM - 2018-03-16 12:22:28