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Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Khaled bin Salman Issues Statement on Hodaidah

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Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States HRH Prince Khaled bin Salman has issued a statement on Twitter concerning the recent moves by the Kingdom and its Arab allies on the port city of Hodaidah in Yemen, blasting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

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War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia-led military coalition launches offensive on Yemen port city of Hodeida 

 The offensive, which was announced by Yemen’s government, is aimed at dislodging an Iranian-allied rebel group known as the Houthis that controls Hodeida on Yemen’s ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco eyes partnerships as it expands refining, petrochems

Saudi Aramco plans to boost investments in refining and petrochemicals to secure new markets for its crude, and sees growth in chemicals as central to ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Video: A rare look inside Saudi Aramco ahead of sale

As Saudi Arabia prepares to sell a part of its national oil company, doubts are growing about whether it will take place this year. The ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Jared Kushner traveling to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to discuss Trump’s peace plan

President Trump's Middle East peace team, senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, will travel to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia next week ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Russia’s Putin to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, discuss oil deal: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman when he visits Russia for the opening of the soccer World Cup, ...

 

World Cup: 2018

World Cup: Diplomatic Crisis in Middle East Stokes Fears of Piracy

With just a day to go before kickoff, Saudi authorities have yet to strike a deal with Qatar’s beIN Media, which holds broadcasting rights to ...

 

Eid al Fitr Holiday

Saudi calls on Muslims to sight Eid moon this Thursday

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has called on Muslims to look to the skies on Thursday evening to look for the Shawwal crescent, marking the Eid ...

 

Eid Al-Fitr

Saudi king orders Eid holiday bonus for some citizens

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a 1.7 billion riyal ($453 million) payout to beneficiaries of social security in the kingdom ahead of the upcoming ...

 

Saudi-Jordan

Commentary: Why Jordan needs Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-Jordanian relationship is not limited to financial support or direct oil aid. Rather, it extends into many fields, revealing the extent of Saudi influence ...

 

Women

Saudi scholar calls for appointing female muftis to join top Muslim clerical body

Sheikh Abduallah Al Mutlaq, a senior Saudi cleric, called for the appointment of female Islamic scholars or "muftis" within Saudi Arabia's Council of Senior Scholars, ...

 

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Global Oil Markets

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OPEC

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AFRICOM

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Syria

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Middle East Tech

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Exxon Mobil

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World Cup: 2018

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