Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, state media said, ending the conservative Islamic kingdom’s status as the only country where that is forbidden.
President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia in May “heralded a new era” in economic growth between the United States and its longtime ally, according to the head of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council.
At least 49 civilians were killed in Yemen over a two-day span last week after separate airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition struck residential neighborhoods around the capital of Yemen, according to international human rights groups.
A group of Middle Eastern affairs experts advised lawmakers to adopt legislation aimed at tempering the United States’ recent renewed support for Saudi Arabia at a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing on Tuesday.
A percolating crisis in the Middle East over a top U.S. military ally’s support for extremist terror groups was ignited by President Donald Trump’s demand that U.S. allies in the Arab world end their support for Islamic extremism, according to senior U.S. officials familiar with the situation.
The Trump administration is offering to mediate a percolating crisis in the Middle East that has seen several key Arab nations break relations with Qatar, a top U.S. military ally that has played a central role in American counter-terrorism operations, according to multiple U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the situation.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard blamed Saudi Arabia for launching coordinated terrorist attacks Wednesday in Tehran against the national Parliament and a shrine dedicated to the nation’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, according to a statement from the military group.
The Arab world’s strongest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran, re-opening a festering wound just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism.