Iran's foreign minister said the country welcomes efforts by intermediaries to arrange talks with Saudi Arabia, including those by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who is due to arrive in Tehran on Saturday.
A group of United Nations human rights experts have urged Saudi authorities to release jailed prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, whose arrest more than four years ago marked the start of a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against women activists in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Saudi authorities have transferred three prominent dissident clerics to the capital ahead of their trials, as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Dozens of mercenaries fighting for the regime in Riyadh and loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi have been killed in a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile strike by Yemeni army forces on their base in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran.
After bagging over $100 billion in cash-for-freedom settlements, Saudi Arabia says it has ended the probe of the high-profile figures detained as part of a much-criticized “anti-graft” campaign, as the regime continues to grapple with international pressure over the brutal assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Saudi-led coalition and allied forces resumed attacks on Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida amid the United Nations efforts to bring an end to Riyadh’s devastating war on the country, Press TV reported.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on Saudi Arabia to end its devastating war against Yemen while pressing for the kingdom’s cooperation with an investigation into the brutal killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.