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Report: Saudi intelligence agency brought weapons into Iran

January 25, 201811:06 am An official news agency reports that Iran’s intelligence agency has confiscated large amounts of weapons and ammunition including bombs and grenades and officials are blaming Saudi Arabia for bringing them into the country. The Wednesday report by the official IRNA news agency says the bombs were …

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Top UN mediator for Yemen steps down

January 23, 201810:40 am UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Monday said that the international body’s top mediator for the conflict in Yemen , Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, would step down in February. “In this moment, his thoughts go first to the Yemeni people who are worn out by this conflict and are …

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Saudi Arabia calls for extending non-OPEC cooperation

January 21, 201810:52 am Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh on Sunday called for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers beyond 2018 after a deal to shore up crude prices. “We should not limit our efforts to 2018. We need to be talking about a longer framework for …

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Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

January 17, 201812:33 pm Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen’s Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from “complete collapse.” Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghir had …

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile: Ekhbariya TV

January 17, 20189:30 am A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave no further details. There were no reports of casualties or damage. The Iranian-aligned Houthis have …

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