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Expo 2020 shows states as they want to present themselves

Expo 2020 shows states as they want to present themselves

Spend a few hours wandering the manicured walkways of the Expo 2020 grounds and the world -- or at least this sanitized version in the Dubai desert -- feels at peace and in harmony. But, for many nations, it's all a façade, …

Yemen separatists declare emergency amid protests in south

Yemen separatists declare emergency amid protests in south

Yemen’s southern separatists on Wednesday resorted to emergency measures in a bid to put down growing protests over dire living conditions in areas under their control, The Washington Post reports.  Aydarous al-Zubaidi, the …

Saudi Arabia pours money into domestic arms industry

Saudi Arabia pours money into domestic arms industry

One of the world's largest weapons importers, Riyadh wants at least half of its arms purchases to be from local sources by the end of the decade. Saudi Arabia plans to hugely expand its modest arms industry over the next decade, but doing so amid low oil prices and a pandemic-battered economy could prove challenging for the kingdom

Biden uses Yemen as pressuring tool on both Saudi Arabia and Iran

Biden uses Yemen as pressuring tool on both Saudi Arabia and Iran

While Iran and Saudi Arabia do not share many common political values and have been indirectly competing for more power and influence in the region through actions in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, recent developments suggest room for rapprochement

Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones: Saudi TV

Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones: Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen said on Sunday that it destroyed 10 armed drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, including at least five fired towards Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports citing state television …

Ahmadinejad urges to end Yemen conflict - media

Ahmadinejad urges to end Yemen conflict - media

Former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written a letter to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, inviting him to join hands to end the Yemen war, according to a copy that Ahmadinejad’s office provided to The …

Iranian, Russian Diplomats Discuss Yemen, Syria

Iranian, Russian Diplomats Discuss Yemen, Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister’s Senior Assistant in Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin have discussed the situation in Syria and Yemen, with both calling for political …

UN names city with the highest COVID-19 mortality rate

UN names city with the highest COVID-19 mortality rate

The city of Aden in south Yemen has the world's highest mortality rate from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with 70% of its infected residents dying, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. "In Aden, we have …

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Wednesday that its forces would begin a cease-fire starting Thursday, a step that could pave the way for the first direct peace talks between the two sides …