13 Jan 2021

Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Qatar that divided Gulf

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies agreed to restore relations with Qatar. This move ends a three-year boycott of the nation as flights to and from the country will be restarted. In 2017, the diplomatic ties of Qatar were severed with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates

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07 Jan 2021

At least 22 killed in attack on Yemen’s Aden airport after new government arrives

On Wednesday, several explosions rocked Yemen’s Aden airport as new power-sharing government officials arrived from Saudi Arabia. The bombs killed roughly 22 people and injured dozens more. All cabinet members have been declared safe, according to a statement made by Yemen Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek. It remains unclear whether the

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21 Dec 2020

Dozens of Al Jazeera journalists allegedly hacked using Israeli firm’s spyware

Israeli spyware has allegedly been abused by the Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirates leadership to hack the phones of dozens of Al Jazeera journalists. The unprecedented cyber attack stems from a private intelligence firm in Israel that appears to have sold the powerful tool. The Citizen Lab at the

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14 Dec 2020

‘External source’ causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

An oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jiddah has exploded early this morning after being hit by an external source. Another vessel has reportedly come under attack amid Saudi Arabia’s lengthy war in Yemen. The attack hit the Singapore-flagged BW Rhine, which had been contracted by the trading

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23 Nov 2020

Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on a Saudi oil facility located in Jiddah on Monday. The Houthi rebels reportedly launched a new cruise missile on the site, just hours after Saudi authorities finished hosting a virtual summit for world leaders. The kingdom did not immediately acknowledge

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12 Nov 2020

Bomb Attack in Saudi Arabia Targets Foreign Diplomats

On Wednesday, a bomb attack occurred at the site of a World War I commemoration ceremony. Since the event was largely attended by Western diplomats, it is likely that the perpetrators were targeting high profile foreign figures. The bomb went off in the city of Jeddah, injuring two people. This

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05 Nov 2020

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Innovative Strategy To Become A Global Leader In Artificial Intelligence

Saudi Arabia recently hosted a Global AI Summit organized by the Saudi Data and AI Authority group. The summit focused on building Saudi Arabia’s power in the artificial intelligence industry, naming it imperative to the country’s digital economy agenda. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been attempting to reinvent itself

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15 Oct 2020

Two Americans Held Hostage by Iran-Backed Forces in Yemen Freed in Trade

Sandra Loli, an American humanitarian aid worker, and Mikael Gidada, an American businessman, have been released by Houthi militants in Yemen on Wednesday due to a trade that returned more than 200 of the Iran-backed group’s loyalists to the country. The American hostages were freed on a Royal Oman Air

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29 Sep 2020

Saudi Arabia announces more than $200 million in UN aid funding to Yemen

Saudi Arabia announced that it plans to send more than $200 million in funding to UN aid agencies currently working in Yemen after CNN investigators highlighted a crisis in aid funding for the war-stricken and impoverished nation. CNN’s investigation revealed that Yemen’s aid fell from $1 billion to just $500

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09 Sep 2020

Oil prices are collapsing after Saudi Arabia sends ominous signal

On Tuesday, US oil prices dropped 7%, representing crude oil’s worst day and lowest closing price in almost a quarter. At one point during the day, prices were down as much as 9% with an average of $36.76 a barrel. For the first time since late June, Brent crude fell

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