A Saudi official hinted the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Persian Gulf Arab states.
A high-ranking Saudi official says his country is seriously considering constructing a canal that would turn tiny neighbor Qatar into an island, amid the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom.
Iran on Friday condemned a Saudi-led airstrike that killed dozens of people in Yemen’s Hodeidah Province, urging the United Nations to help put an immediate end to the ongoing human crisis in the impoverished country.
Saudi Arabia has freed three Iranian fishermen detained by the kingdom’s coastguard last year, IRNA quoted an Iranian official as saying on Tuesday, following negotiations between the two regional states.
Dozens of children, many younger than 15, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday, drawing condemnations from the United Nations and international agencies.
Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have targeted Saudi border posts in the kingdom’s southern provinces of Jizan and Najran with rockets and artillery rounds, leaving a number of Saudi soldiers dead and injured.
Saudi Arabia agreed to grant visa to an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom, IRNA reported on Sunday, in a rare move after two countries broke off relations in 2016.