Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

Tripoli residents take to public squares saying no to Haftar’s war on their city

  • 13 April 2019 - 12:38
Tripoli residents take to public squares saying no to Haftar’s war on their city

Thousands of people too to the Martyrs Square in downtown Tripoli on Friday afternoon denouncing and condemning Khalifa Haftar and his attack on their city, holding slogans that urges the international community to punish him for it.  Tripoli residents flocked to the public square at a time heavy...

Saudi Arabia funded Haftar’s war on Tripoli, WSJ says

  • 13 April 2019 - 12:17
Saudi Arabia funded Haftar’s war on Tripoli, WSJ says

Days before Libya's Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the country's capital, Tripoli, Saudi Arabia offered tens of millions of dollars to help pay for the operation, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The offer came during a visit by Haftar to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, ahead of his...

Libya’s Haftar meets with King Salman in Saudi Arabia

  • 27 March 2019 - 13:21
Libya’s Haftar meets with King Salman in Saudi Arabia

The commander of the self-proclaimed army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, arrived on Wednesday morning in Saudi Arabia and met with King Salman. According to Saudi media, King Salman and Haftar discussed in Riyadh the current political process and the crisis in Libya. Saudi Arabia's news agency...

Three Libyan nationals held previously in Saudi Arabia released from east Libya prison

  • 16 March 2019 - 19:28
Three Libyan nationals held previously in Saudi Arabia released from east Libya prison

The three men from Al-Zawiya city who were detained in Saudi Arabia when returning from Umrah in 2017 and then sent to the eastern authorities under Khalifa Haftar have been released after social mediation among times from both regions.  The three men, Mohammed Al-Khadrawi, Mahmoud bin Rajab and...

US Senators intent on punishing Saudi Arabia for role in Khashoggi killing

  • 8 December 2018 - 21:25
US Senators intent on punishing Saudi Arabia for role in Khashoggi killing

Supporters of bipartisan legislation designed to strongly rebuke Saudi Arabia for the role its Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, allegedly played in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, say they believe they have secured enough votes for final passage. While the measure, sponsored by Sens....

Turkey will “detail” the murder of Khashoggi on Tuesday, Erdogan says

  • 22 October 2018 - 12:18
Turkey will “detail” the murder of Khashoggi on Tuesday, Erdogan says

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that he would use a speech to his country's parliament on Tuesday to reveal all the "details" in the killing of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia has admitted that Khashoggi was...

Saudi-led air attacks on Yemen’s Saada kill over 29 children on a bus

  • 9 August 2018 - 20:15
Saudi-led air attacks on Yemen’s Saada kill over 29 children on a bus

Over 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada, BBC reported. The health ministry run by...

Saudi Arabia freezes trade with Canada after expelling its ambassador

  • 6 August 2018 - 20:27
Saudi Arabia freezes trade with Canada after expelling its ambassador

Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society activists. The sudden sharp response to criticism shows the limits of reforms by Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old...

Libya’s Al-Sirraj and Saudi Crown Prince discuss bilateral relations in Riyadh

  • 5 June 2018 - 17:20
Libya’s Al-Sirraj and Saudi Crown Prince discuss bilateral relations in Riyadh

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday announced his country’s readiness to play a major role in support of Libya’s national project. Bin Salman reportedly made the remarks after meeting with Fayez al-Sarraj, head of Libya’s internationally-recognized Tripoli-based government,...

Madkhalism well-rooted in Libya to help pass Saudi agenda by UAE funding

  • 7 April 2018 - 10:43
Madkhalism well-rooted in Libya to help pass Saudi agenda by UAE funding

  Liberation, the French newspaper, has reported that the Saudi Arabian Madkhalism religious ideology has been planted deeply among the forces led by the eastern Libyan warlord, Khalifa Haftar.   According to Liberation, the Madkhalists who are directly influenced by...

Saudi Arabia’s capital targeted by ballistic missile from Yemen

  • 4 November 2017 - 21:11
Saudi Arabia’s capital targeted by ballistic missile from Yemen

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile from Yemen, reports say, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport. Saudi air defence forces were quoted by broadcaster Al-Arabiya as saying they intercepted the missile north-east of the capital. A TV channel linked to Houthi...

Saudi Arabia lifts driving ban on women

  • 27 September 2017 - 09:21
Saudi Arabia lifts driving ban on women

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. Until now, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested...

Saudi Arabia allows Qataris to perform Hajj rituals, Qatar welcomes

  • 19 August 2017 - 18:20
Saudi Arabia allows Qataris to perform Hajj rituals, Qatar welcomes

Qatar's government has welcomed an announcement from Saudi Arabia that its people will be allowed to cross the border for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The decision comes in the middle of a land, air, and sea blockade by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Saudi Arabia...

Saudi Arabia denies proposing a role for Assad in Syria transitional government

  • 7 August 2017 - 11:27
Saudi Arabia denies proposing a role for Assad in Syria transitional government

Saudi Arabia, a main backer of Syrian rebels, said on Sunday it still supported an international agreement on the future of Syria and President Bashar al-Assad should have no role in any transition to bring the war there to an end. The Saudi Foreign Ministry denied media reports that Saudi...

Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:39
Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

The relatives of the Libyan nationals who are detained by Saudi Arabian authorities have blocked the pipelines of cars and aircraft fuel that lie between Al-Zawiya oil refinery and Tripoli in protest of the silence and negligence of the Government of National Accord (GNA) toward their...

Boycotting states expected to slam more sanctions on Qatar, news report says

  • 30 July 2017 - 15:37
Boycotting states expected to slam more sanctions on Qatar, news report says

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are expected to discuss imposing new economic sanctions on Qatar when they meet in the Bahraini capital Manama on Sunday, the pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper reported. The four Arab states cut ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of...

Qatar seeks legal action against Gulf states’ blockade

  • 19 July 2017 - 10:38
Qatar seeks legal action against Gulf states’ blockade

Qatar has announced that it is considering legal action against four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, demanding compensation for losses incurred owing to the ongoing blockade. Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatar's economy minister, met on Tuesday the heads of international trade...

Libya wants to try Qatar at the ICC, Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia says

  • 6 June 2017 - 21:43
Libya wants to try Qatar at the ICC, Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia says

The Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdelbasit Al-Badri, said the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) wants to file a lawsuit against Qatar at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for what he said the crimes it committed against Libya and Libyan people. "We are trying to do...

Libyan PM meets Trump in Saudi Arabia

  • 22 May 2017 - 12:30
Libyan PM meets Trump in Saudi Arabia

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, met on Sunday with the US President, Donald Trump, on the margins of the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the US President reaffirmed his country's full support for...

Saudi Foreign Minister makes surprise visit to Baghdad

  • 26 February 2017 - 13:32
Saudi Foreign Minister makes surprise visit to Baghdad

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has made a rare visit to Baghdad in an attempt to mend the kingdom's tense relations with Iraq. Adel al-Jubeir's surprise trip on Saturday marked the first official visit by a Saudi foreign minister since 1990, and the first high-level visit since the 2003 US-led...