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May 29, 2015

Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi meets Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi at an air base in Riyadh, March 2015.  (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT
Yemen's exiled government demanded Thursday that Houthis withdraw from Sanaa and other areas it has occupied before negations can take place.
Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following last Friday's suicide bomb attack that left 21 dead.  (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT
A Daesh statement on Twitter claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi that left four dead.
A Saudi man weeps amidst the debris, following a deadly suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Qatif, May 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT
A car bomb outside a Shia mosque in the Saudi city of Damman killed at least four people Friday.
Militiamen loyal to fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi unload weapons in the Yemeni port city of Aden, May 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT
Dozens of Houthi militants were killed by Saudi coalition airstrikes in Yemen's second city of Aden Thursday.
Amnesty International called the kingdom's use of the death penalty "unprecedented". (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A Pakistani national convicted of drug offences was beheaded in Saudi Arabia Thursday after being found guilty of smuggling heroin.

May 28, 2015

The video appeared on YouTube earlier this week and has been circulating social media ever since. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT
A video showed up on YouTube this week showing only the latest example of Saudi religious police being terrible.
Riyadh went as far as to freeze the two men's assets. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
11:07 GMT
The Lebanese government will ask Saudi Arabia to provide files on Khalil Harb and Mohammad Qabalan, both Hezbollah officials, after they were designated as terrorists.
Yemeni men inspect a damaged building following a reported airstrike in the capital Sanaa, on May 27, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:05 GMT
Saudi-led airstrikes on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa have left at least 80 people dead, including numerous civilian casualties.
That's a lot of eyeliner! The Saudi cosmetics market is the largest in the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
05:04 GMT
The cosmetics market in Saudi Arabia is estimated at $16 billion annually, with an 11 percent annual growth rate.

May 27, 2015

Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer. (Shutterstock)
15:36 GMT
Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer.

May 26, 2015

Armed Yemeni fighters loyal to fugitive president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stand in position during clashes with Houthi fighters in Jaadan area of Marib province on May 15, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:37 GMT
Forces supporting the government have retaken a southern Yemeni city from Houthi rebels Tuesday.
Yemeni workers unload medical aid boxes from a boat carrying 460 tonnes of Emirati relief aid that docked in the port of the city of Aden on May 24, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
10:19 GMT
Two-third of the population have been left without access to clean drinking water, a relief agency said Tuesday.
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges." (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges."
Smoke billows following an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army arms depot, now under Shiite Houthi rebel control on May 22, 2015 east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
07:45 GMT
A rocket attack near the Iranian embassy violated international obligations for diplomatic immunity of embassy staff.

May 25, 2015

People attend the funeral of eight Shiite worshippers gunned down during an attack on an Ashura commemoration event in Saudi Arabia, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
Shiites in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province set up a mass funeral for the victims of the Daesh-claimed mosque attack - thousands are expected to attend.
Approximately 60% of the Saudi population uses the internet, yet local businesses are not yet taking full advantage of the potential. (Flickr)
12:58 GMT
Google Partners will pair local agencies with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia to help grow their businesses online.
Remittances to East Asia and the Pacific will increase by only 2.8 percent in 2015. (Shutterstock)
09:21 GMT
Moderate slowdown in remittances from overseas workers in the UAE to East Asia will hit the poor the hardest, according to the World Bank.
Civilians survey the damage from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa airport in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Senior Yemeni politicians say UN-brokered peace talks set for the end of the month in Geneva have been postponed, no new date set.
We're not sure what's actually in store for this accidental YouTube star, but what happens at the end of the video he produced this week has people raging. (YouTube)
08:55 GMT
An online rant is ruffling feathers in Saudi Arabia.
An armed gunman loyal to fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi takes position against Houthis in the Yemeni city of Taez, May 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
Residents were evacuated after Saudi forces clashed with Houthi militias overnight Sunday on the Haradh border crossing.
A displaced Yemeni child takes refuge in a school after her family fled fighting between tribesmen and Houthi militias, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT
At least 135 children have been killed by Saudi airstrikes in Yemen since the kingdom launched action against Houthis in March, according to a UNICEF statement.
A group of volunteers help reconstruct a mosque in Qatif, which was bombed by Daesh, May 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
King Salman said all culprits behind the deadly Shia mosque bombing would be "severely punished" and brought to justice.

May 24, 2015

A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
16:00 GMT
A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
Picture courtesy of Yahoo! Maktoob News
15:02 GMT
Fitness Time has been chosen as the official partner of FC Barcelona in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Under the partnership agreement reached between the two sides...
Shams is as famous for her war of words as she is for her music! (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
Will the two Gulf stars bury the hatchet now that Shams has bestowed her forgiveness on Ahlam?
Bonki Rushdi Tojikiston decided to move towards Islamic banking in October 2014. (Pixabay)
08:00 GMT
BRT in Tajikistan looks to Saudi-based ICD, an arm of the Islamic Development Bank, in their move towards a shariah compliant financial system.
A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh, on May 22, 2015.  (AFP/Husein Radwan)
07:09 GMT
Saudi Arabia's official press agency claims the suspect, Saleh al-Qashaami, was already wanted by Saudi security agencies.

May 23, 2015

The report stated that the offer was turned down for unspecified reasons. (AFP/Getty Images)
13:54 GMT
Saudi Arabia rejected an offer by Israel to supply it with Iron Dome rocket defense technology, according to a London-based Arab newspaper.

May 22, 2015

Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following a Friday suicide bomb attack that left at least 15 dead.  (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT
In an online statement, Daesh militants claimed Friday's deadly suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Qatif. At least 15 were killed, sources say.
People inspect damage following a string of Daesh-claimed attacks in March on Shiite mosques in Yemen's capital Sanaa. Friday's attack injured 13, say security sources.  (AFP/File)
14:49 GMT
Security sources say the bombs were planted before Friday prayers, two of the 13 people are in critical condition.
A Yemeni man observes the damage following a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa's airport.  (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Friday morning airstrikes targeted Houthi positions around Yemen's capital, residents say.
At least 30 people were injured during the attack in Qatif province. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT
At least 15 people are believed to have been killed by a suicide bomber after explosives were detonated at a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Saudi Arabia.
Doctors and medical staff treat wounded Yemenis at Al-Sadaqa hospital in the port city of Aden, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Houthi rebels in Yemen demanded an end to Saudi airstrikes as a condition to participate in UN-brokered peace talks.
A general view shows muslim pilgrims praying at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
01:04 GMT
The governor disclosed his plans for massive development in the region.

May 21, 2015

A Yemeni man walks amidst the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strike on a residential area last month, in the capital Sanaa, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:15 GMT
According to local officials, Saudi mortal shells hit a humanitarian aid office, killing five Ethiopian refugees.
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on Aug. 14, 2014, shows King Abdullah II meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud in the Red Sea port of Jeddah. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT
The Saudi Development Fund board of directors is scheduled to discuss Jordan's request for a longterm, low-interest loan at a meeting next month.
Supporters of Yemen's Houthi movement attend a rally in Sanaa, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
Shia Houthis in Yemen said they would back UN-hosted peace talks while Saudi-led forces continue to strike the country.

May 20, 2015

Rival factions in Yemen will restart political consultations May 28 in Geneva. (AFP/File)
18:40 GMT
Rival factions in Yemen will restart political consultations May 28 in Geneva.
Clashes on the Saudi border are occurring more frequently as the war in Yemen rages on. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
A Saudi border guard named Hassan Someili was killed in clashes with Yemen's Houthi fighters.
(Courtesy of Arab News)
13:39 GMT
Mothanna Anbar is one of the uncovered musical gems that Saudi Arabia has to offer.
Typical! In Saudi Arabia, most people were curious about the cost of a camel. In fact, the highest price paid for a camel in the Gulf Kingdom was $800,000. But surely a budget option is also available.
10:14 GMT
From camels to Lamborghinis, what are people in the Middle Eastern looking to buy? Google away!
Young Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement hold weapons during a march in the capital Sanaa in protest to the Saudi-led military operations against positions held by them and their allies, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:05 GMT
From March 26 until May 12 the number of registered injuries is twice as high as the death toll.
A Yemeni woman walks through the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi airstrike from last month, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Over half a million people in Yemen have been displaced by the ongoing conflict, a spokesperson for the UNHCR said Tuesday.

May 19, 2015

Saudi Arabia's job description might make you squirm. (Twitter)
14:10 GMT
The country's job description might make you squirm.
A Yemeni girl inspects a damaged car in a residential area that was destroyed by Saudi-led air strike last month, in the capital Sanaa, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:30 GMT
Witnesses reported smoke rising from the son of President Saleh's house in southern Sanaa.
Yemeni children hold weapons during a Shia Houthi rally in the capital Sanaa, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT
Saudi fighter jets pounded the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday for the first time since the five-day ceasefire between both countries expired.
Saudi aid to Egypt represented nearly 2.3 percent of Egypt's GDP. (Shutterstock)
11:02 GMT
The IMF has released a report with details of the direct aid given to Arab nations by Saudi Arabia.

May 18, 2015

The cold sore of football hooliganism
15:58 GMT
After a long season, the Saudi football scene is coming to an end for the year. The professional league has just finished and there are few games remaining in the King’s championship.
French soldiers patrol in Paris, January 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT
Eleven people have been detained in connection with an ambush of a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy in Paris last year, the prosecutor's office said Monday.
The Saudi-Pakistan talks come amid the P5+1 negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan reportedly held talks over the purchase of nuclear weapons, a senior US official told The Sunday Times.
Counterfeit goods have become a growing problem in GCC nations. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
An NGO has teamed up with the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance to combat counterfeit goods across the GCC.
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June.
D&B Business Optimism Index survey showed mixed results across various business sectors in Saudi. (AFP/File)
09:51 GMT
Following the release of the D&B Business Optimism Index survey in Saudi Arabia for Q2, it seems hope in business has dropped slightly. But why?
Supporters of Yemen's Southern Separatist Movement gather in the port city of Aden, as battles against Shiite Houthi rebels continue, on May 17, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Obeidi)
08:22 GMT
Airstrikes have resumed in Aden after Yemen's five-day humanitarian truce expired.

May 17, 2015

The country's residents laugh off those stereotypes, and let you laugh too. (All photos/Twitter)
19:51 GMT
The country's residents laugh off those stereotypes, and let you laugh too.
The General Court in Riyadh.  Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a Pakistani national convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the total executions in 2015 to 84.  (AFP/File)
17:39 GMT
Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani national convicted of drug smuggling, bring the number of executions in 2015 to 84.
Displaced Yemeni children receive aid from UNICEF, the UN children's agency.  The UN envoy to Yemen Sunday called for an extension to the five-day humanitarian truce in the country.  (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
UN Yemen envoy speaks out at talks in Riyadh, calling on extension of five-day ceasefire set to expire Sunday.

May 16, 2015

Clashes claim lives in Yemen's third city Taiz despite five-day humanitarian ceasefire, set to end Sunday.  (AFP/Taha Saleh)
13:30 GMT
Clashes claim lives in Yemen's third city despite five-day humanitarian ceasefire, set to end Sunday.