JERUSALEM—The proxy war between Sunnis and Shiites which has kept the Middle East seething in recent years took a sharp turn yesterday when Sunni states led by Saudi Arabia entered for the first time into direct military confrontation with an Iranian satellite, the Houthi militia in Yemen.
JERUSALEM—With Washington cozying up to Tehran as nuclear negotiations approach countdown stage, Arab media in the region are lashing out at the United States for jilting its Arab allies.
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal said on Monday that Saudi Arabia would demand the same terms as Iran would get in the nuclear deal struck between Iran, the United States, and other world powers, Israel Hayom reports. This could lead to proliferation of nuclear technology.
JERUSALEM—Saudi Arabia has let Israel know that it is prepared to allow Israeli warplanes to fly over Saudi territory to bomb nuclear installations in Iran if that should prove necessary, Israel’s Channel Two has reported.
A Saudi cleric is garnering headlines for declaring that the sun revolves around the Earth, a clear rejection of all scientific evidence.
The U.S. Department of State has committed $150,000 to provide American music, dance, and poetry performances to the citizens of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s efforts to “drown” American energy producers make the oil-rich theocracy a crucial ally of the environmentalist movement, according to a leading green group.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The wife of a Saudi rights activist, sentenced last year to 1,000 lashes for criticizing the Kingdom’s clerics in his blog, said on Thursday her husband’s health had worsened after the first round of flogging and that he could not survive the full punishment.