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Saudi king approves $19 billion private sector boost

14 December, 2017

The Saudi monarch has approved a list of economic measures put forward by his son Mohammed bin Salman, designed to boost the private sector, with emphasis on technology and housing.

Guterres: Iran may be defying UN on missiles

14 December, 2017

The UN chief said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

14 December, 2017

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

14 December, 2017

The deputy head of Yemen's rebel administration has fled a crackdown by Houthi insurgents in Sanaa following the killing of his ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, sources said Wednesday.

Israeli army spokesman gets byline in Saudi outlet Elaph

13 December, 2017

A news website has become the first mainstream Saudi outlet to run an article co-written by a serving Israeli army officer, adding further credence to reports of growing Saudi-Israeli relations.

Israeli intelligence minister invites Saudi crown prince to visit

13 December, 2017

Israel's intelligence minister Yisrael Katz told Saudi media that Israel would be happy to host Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman amid rumours of rapprochement between the two countries.

Israel will return Lebanon to the Stone Age: minister

13 December, 2017

Israeli intelligence minister Yisrael Katz said that with Israel’s "expansion", the whole of Lebanon could potentially be targeted to curb Hizballah's influence.

Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

13 December, 2017

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital".

'No sign' Saudi-coalition easing Yemen port blockade: USAID

13 December, 2017

USAID administrator Mark Green said there are no signs to suggest the Saudi-led coalition is easing its blockade on Yemeni ports to resume the flow of aid.

Strikes kill 12 in rebel-run Yemen prison camp

13 December, 2017

A Houthi prison camp is the latest target of an intensified programme of Saudi bombings, leaving 12 dead and 80 wounded.

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