Saudi Arabia is bogged down in Yemen as it has failed to achieve any of the objectives of the devastating war it has launched against the Arabian Peninsula country, Sana’a’s ambassador to Tehran tells Press TV.
An academic report commissioned by the European Parliament shows that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia are using social exclusion in the Balkans and in southeastern Europe to spread their extremist ideas and to make communities more and more radicalized.
A Saudi court ruling over the grisly killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi drew international outrage, including from a number of states, the United Nations, several rights groups and even some American lawmakers. They denounced the ruling that dismissed charges against top Saudi officials, saying it failed to deliver justice.
Reporters Without Borders says Saudi Arabia seeks to “permanently silence the suspects” involved in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a court in Riyadh issued a death sentence to five Saudis over the gruesome crime.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly deployed dozens of combat troops to a major oilfield in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr as the United States and some of its regional allies are vying with one another to seize oil reserves and plunder natural resources in the war-battered country.
Amnesty International has condemned as “outrageous” the continued detention of prominent Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair and his ill-treatment, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers, members of the press and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it has flown as many as 128 prisoners belonging to Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement to the capital Sana’a after they were released by Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabian officials have placed at least eight people, mostly intellectuals and writers, behind bars, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against pro-democracy campaigners, Muslim preachers and intellectuals widens in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Kuwait says it has passed on Iran’s messages to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Persian Gulf region as Tehran steps up diplomatic efforts to boost neighborly cooperation on regional peace.
A member of the politburo of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has lambasted the detention of dozens of Palestinians in prisons across Saudi Arabia as “unacceptable,” saying the campaign of arrests continues unabated and that no dramatic progress has been made in this regard despite contacts with Saudi officials.
Saudi authorities have reportedly pardoned army soldiers convicted of various crimes in the ultra-conservative kingdom in order to encourage them to stay in battle fronts and fight against Yemeni army forces and their allies from Popular Committees.