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  • Saudi Arabia hopeful for nuclear deal with Iran as tensions in region rise

    As U.S. negotiators raced to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program before this week’s Tuesday deadline, Saudi Arabian ambassador Adel al-Jubeir expressed hope that a deal would be reached that would ensure regional stability. "I...
  • Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

    Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and...
  • Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reach

    Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional...
  • Arab League's joint military force is a 'defining moment' for region

    Arab League's joint military force is a 'defining moment' for region
    Alarmed by the potential for civil war in Yemen, Arab leaders agreed Sunday to the creation of a joint military force that would attempt to bring some stability to the region and serve as a counterweight to the influence of Iran. The heads of the Arab...
  • UN pulls out of Yemen, ending hope for brokered peace

    SANAA, Yemen With Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign in its third day, the United Nations on Saturday withdrew its remaining personnel from Yemen's capital, dashing whatever hope remained that the fighting would stop and U.N.-sponsored peace talks would...
  • Questions and answers about the Arab peacekeeping force

    Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia,...
  • Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

    As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight...
  • Saudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaign

    Saudi Arabia is praising the U.S. for helping an Arab air campaign against Yemen's rebels. The Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, said Friday that the U.S. has been "very supportive" of the operation politically and logistically. He said the...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Saudi Arabia leads attack on Yemen rebels; president flees

    Yemen's embattled President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi flew to Saudi Arabia on Thursday as warplanes from that kingdom and its allies pounded Shiite Muslim rebels who have taken over much of his country. Explosions and antiaircraft fire echoed across Yemen&...
  • With U.S. help, Saudi Arabia steps up airstrikes in Yemen

    With U.S. help, Saudi Arabia steps up airstrikes in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia stepped up its airstrikes on military facilities in Yemen on Thursday, targeting missile batteries, aircraft and weapon depots used by Iran-backed militias, according to a top Saudi diplomat. Saudi officials sent warplanes across the border...