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July 29, 2015

US soldiers are pictured in May 2010 in front of a Patriot missile battery at an army base in the northern Polish town of Morag. (AFP/Wojtek Radwanski)
21:26 GMT
The State Department approved sales of US Patriot interceptor missiles and aircraft countermeasure systems.
A document in WikiLeaks' Saudi Cables appears to show the Gaddafi family asking Saudi Arabia for asylum before he was assassinated. (AFP/File)
14:26 GMT
A document in WikiLeaks' Saudi Cables appears to show the Gaddafi family asking Saudi Arabia for asylum before he was assassinated.
Some 1,650 suspects are believed to have links to Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Saudi security forces arrested a further 44 terror suspects in the kingdom, bringing the total number to 4,350 from 42 nationalities.
Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign is dropping bombs on heavily populated civilian areas of Sanaa, according to the newest Human Rights Watch report. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign is dropping bombs on heavily populated civilian areas of Sanaa, according to the newest Human Rights Watch report.

July 28, 2015

Vendors salvage goods in the rubble after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hits their shops in Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:37 GMT
The monitor called for a UN investigation into all parties' actions in Yemen.
The increase brings yearly aid from Saudi to the PA to $60 million. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Saudi's government announced increasing financial aid to the Palestinian Authority budget to $20 million.
The king's holiday home overlooks the beach and prohibits public tourism. (AFP/File)
05:24 GMT
The king's holiday home overlooks the beach and prohibits public tourism.
The increase brings the kingdom's contribution to $60 million a year. (AFP/File)
03:10 GMT
The increase brings the kingdom's contribution to $60 million a year.

July 27, 2015

Supporters of the Houthi movement rally in the capital, Sanaa, and perform the traditional Baraa dance on July 24, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:53 GMT
Residents and Saudi media said Yemen's Houthi rebels have continued clashes in the north and south despite the ceasefire agreement.
Binyamin or Benjamin: Suffice it to say, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not the most popular politician in the Middle East — and all the Benjis are suffering for it. Binyamin, Arabic for “Benjamin,” is also the name of the brother of the Israelites’ patriarch, Prophet Jacob. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT
Last year Saudi Arabia declared more than 50 baby names outlawed in the kingdom — here's a complete list.
Workers unload bags of food from a UN's World Food Programme ship docked in Yemen's port city of Aden on July 21, 2015 after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters. (AFP/File)
06:43 GMT
Another five-day humanitarian truce went into effect early on Monday.

July 26, 2015

A large group of Yemeni men look through rubble following a Saudi coalition airstrike in the capital, Sanaa, July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes against Houthi targets in Sanaa, killing at least 120 people despite declaring a five-day ceasefire.
A Yemeni supporter of the separatist Southern movement stands on a tank firing during clashes with Houthis in Aden. (AFP/File)
10:34 GMT
Yemeni forces allied with Saudi Arabia claimed it captured the senior commander on its Twitter account Saturday.

July 25, 2015

A Saudi-led coalition began an air campaign against the Houthis in Yemen in March. (Al Bawaba/File)
15:08 GMT
A Saturday statement said that the humanitarian ceasefire will take effect from Sunday evening at 11:59 pm Yemen’s local time and will last for five days.

July 23, 2015

The Saudi Railways Organization has increased the frequency of trains between Riyadh and Dammam. (AFP/File)
21:57 GMT
The Saudi Railways Organization has increased the frequency of trains between Riyadh and Dammam.
Fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President Hadi said Thursday they had full control of Aden, despite Houthi claims to the contrary.
14:00 GMT
Despite Houthi claims earlier in the day to the contrary, forces loyal to exiled president Hadi said they have full claim over Aden.
Following last week's landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini plans to visit regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.  (AFP/John Thys)
11:30 GMT
Following last week's landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the EU's Federica Mogherini plans to visit regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.
When it comes to speaking out against religious extremism, Nasser Al Qasabi is no stranger to pushing the envelope. (Lumi.do)
10:13 GMT
The Saudi comedian makes a public service announcement on Twitter warning people to beware of the new law affecting discrimination and hate speech.
Forces loyal to exiled Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi seized Aden's airport last week, allowing a handful of government ministers to return to the southern port city.  (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi).
09:13 GMT
A leading member of the Houthi's movement on Thursday claimed parts of Yemen's port city Aden remained in the hands of Houthi fighters.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with Saudi King Salman Wednesday in Jeddah to discuss regional ties following last week's Iran nuclear deal.  (AFP/Carolyn Kaster)
09:00 GMT
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Saudi King Salman met Wednesday, reaffirming regional ties following last week's historical nuclear deal with Iran.
MENA countries are in hot water over whopping carbon footprints. (AFP/File)
00:12 GMT
Turns out, the World Economic Forum released a list of the worst greenhouse gas emitters and a heap of MENA countries top it

July 22, 2015

Armed militiamen loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abderabbo Mansour Hadi stand at the entrance to Aden's international airport on July 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:02 GMT
A Saudi military plane loaded with arms for pro-government forces landed at Aden airport in Yemen Wednesday, marking the airport’s first arrival since the conflict escalated four months ago.
Tensions have been high between Gulf countries in recent months as leaders take varying positions on the fate of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.  (AFP/File)
12:29 GMT
A prominent political figure in the UAE sparked controversy when he tweeted his thoughts on Saudi Arabian King Salman's most recent guests.

July 21, 2015

More employees are looking for flexible ways and times to work.
14:20 GMT
More employees are looking for flexible ways and times to work.

July 20, 2015

Twitter users cried for an investigation after a video showed men street harassing two women on the street. (AFP/File)
19:52 GMT
Twitter users cried for an investigation after a video showed men street harassing two women on the street.
Top Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk embraces a member of the group's military wing during a funeral. (AFP/File)
18:10 GMT
Hamas on Sunday strongly denied a report that claimed it has agreed to send hundreds of its men to Yemen to help in the fight against the Iranian-backed Houthis.
A Saudi man looks over a new monorail connecting the holy sites of Mecca and Medina in 2010. (AFP/Amer Hilabi)
17:53 GMT
The Haramain High-Speed Railway network is expected to link King Abdullah Economic City and Medina by the end of this year.

July 19, 2015

Saudi Arabia ramped up oil production to an all-time record high in June, but it may lead to a rising budget deficit. (AFP/File)
15:27 GMT
Saudi Arabia ramped up oil production to an all-time record high in June, but it may lead to a rising budget deficit.

July 18, 2015

Crompton Greaves was awarded a major contract by Saudi Electricity Company. (AFP/File)
22:10 GMT
Crompton Greaves was awarded a major contract by Saudi Electricity Company.
Debris inside the Shiite Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib Mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, where a suicide bomber killed 21 people in an attack claimed by Daesh.  (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT
Saudi interior ministry officials on Saturday said authorities arrested 431 suspected Daesh members and thwarted several planned attacks on mosques and security forces.
Fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi drive down a street in the southern port city Aden in late May, after fierce clashes with Houthi forces.  Loyalist fighters now say they have gained ground in southern Yemen, days after recapturing Aden.  (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government say they have gained ground in southern Yemen, just days after loyalists recaptured the southern port city of Aden from Houthi militias.
President Barack Obama speaks about the Iran nuclear deal during a press conference in the White House, July 15, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
President Obama met with Saudi's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir amid the kingdom's doubts over the historic Iran nuclear deal.