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Two suspected militants blow themselves up during Saudi police raid

Two suspected terrorists blew themselves up by detonating explosive belts during a police raid in Saudi Arabia's western city of Jeddah on Saturday, a security official said.

Blow to al-Sissi as Egypt court bans islands handover to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi suffered a blow Monday when a key court sided with a lower body and ruled that two strategic Red Sea islands al-Sissi had hoped to hand over to Saudi...

Yemeni jailed for 21 years in Saudi for insulting Islam and monarchy

A Saudi court has sentenced a Yemeni resident of the kingdom to 21 years imprisonment for questioning and insulting tenets of the Islamic faith and insulting the kingdom's rulers, according to a...

Two suspected militants killed in Saudi police raid

Saudi authorities said that two "dangerous terrorists" with suspected linked to the Islamic State extremist militia were killed Saturday in a police raid in the capital Riyadh.

Reports: Intelligence warns of Saudis exporting extremism to Germany

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have been providing increasing levels of support to an ultraconservative branch of Islam in order for it to take root in Germany, German media reported, citing an...

Britain's Johnson expresses understanding for Saudi strikes in Yemen

Greater efforts need to be made to find a political solution to the conflict in Yemen, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday at a security conference in the Gulf state of Bahrain...

Saudi Arabia "playing proxy wars," Boris Johnson says in latest gaffe

British ally Saudi Arabia is "puppeteering and playing proxy wars" in the Middle East and, like Iran, is "twisting and abusing religion" to further its political aims, Foreign Secretary Boris...

Iran: Saudi accusations of spying "politically motivated"

Iran on Wednesday rejected as "politically motivated" Saudi accusations that Tehran was behind a ring of spies a day after a Saudi court sentenced 15 people to death for espionage.

Saudi Arabia sentences 15 to death for spying for Iran

Fifteen people were sentenced to death on Tuesday by a Saudi court for spying for Iran.

Amnesty: Hospitals in Yemen under attack from anti-Houthi forces

Local forces aligned to Yemen's Saudi-backed government have been responsible for "a campaign of fear and intimidation" against hospital staff in the flashpoint central city of Taiz, Amnesty...

Red Cross: "Desperate" situation in Yemen's Taiz, bodies on streets

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Tuesday sounded an alarm about civilians trapped by intense fighting in the central Yemeni city of Taiz, a key flashpoint in the country's civil...

Truce in Yemen is over and will not be extended, spokesman says

The temporary ceasefire in Yemen is over and will not be extended, a spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition said on Monday, according to Saudi-owned news broadcaster Al Arabiya.

Fighting shatters Yemen's temporary truce as both sides trade blame

Missile launches and shelling in parts of Yemen on Sunday shattered a temporary ceasefire with the rival sides blaming each other for violations.

Temporary ceasefire goes into effect in war-torn Yemen

A 48-hour ceasefire went into effect in Yemen on Saturday, amid hopes to calm the bloodshed that has claimed thousands of civilian lives in a conflict spanning more than two years.

Saudi-led alliance announces 48-hour truce in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen has announced a 48-hour truce, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday.