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Facts defy triumphant Saudi perception of Yemen war

A close analysis of the battlefield in Yemen casts serious doubt on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s perception of triumph so far in the Saudi-led war on its impoverished neighbor. Saudi Arabia led a number of its vassal states in invading Yemen in March 2015 in a bid to ...

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Iran warns of fallout as Trump hints at oil embargo

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says a possible boycott of the Islamic Republic’s crude oil as sought by US President Donald Trump would affect the market. Trump issued a statement last Saturday, saying because there was enough supply of oil from other countries, it was possible to limit the purchase of ...

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Fatal mosque attack shows Egypt failure to secure Sinai: Analyst

Nearly 240 worshipers were killed and over 130 others wounded in a bomb and gun assault that targeted a packed mosque in Egypt’s militancy-riddled Sinai Peninsula on Friday, making it the bloodiest day in the North African country’s modern history. Talking to Press TV, political commentator Mustafa Abbas said the bloody ...

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Two top Saudi officials visit Paris synagogue: Israeli media

Two senior Saudi Arabian officials, both of whom formerly served as government ministers, have reportedly visited a synagogue in the French capital in what Israeli media have depicted as “a historic first.” Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday that Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, who is the head of a Saudi ...

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Tillerson won’t ‘bolster’ Ivanka Trump on her India trip

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to be planning to send Ivanka Trump as the head of a low-profile team to an upcoming annual summit in India, breaking with the previous administration’s practice in an apparent snub to President Donald Trump amid reports of tensions between the secretary of state and ...

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