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UN considers Yemen air strike pause

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 6:46
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The UN Security Council says its members need time to consider calls for a humanitarian pause in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen.
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VIDEO: 'Indiscriminate' cost of Yemen crisis

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 4:48
related countries: Russia Russia, Yemen Yemen

The UN Security Council is meeting on Saturday to discuss a Russian proposal for a pause in the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen.
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Yemenis seek refuge in Somalia

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 18:06
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Somalia Somalia

Dozens of Yemenis cross the Gulf of Aden to get to Djibouti and Somalia to escape fighting and Saudi air strikes, the UN refugee agency says.
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Yemen crisis: Where does Saudi offensive go next?

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 18:01
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Frank Gardner asks: What are the Saudis hoping to achieve?
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Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 17:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 5:39

Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.
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Yemen 'on verge of total collapse'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 15:15
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The UN's human rights chief warns Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombard Houthi rebels.
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Saudi Arabia 'weathers oil storm'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:00

Investor confidence in Saudi Arabia remains strong, according to the governor of a body which attracts investment to the kingdom, in spite of the price of oil halving.
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Saudi Arabia fights pull of Islamic State

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 2:31

Riyadh tries to counter the pull of Islamic State among its citizens
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Dozens dead near Yemen refugee camp

Monday, March 30th 2015, 20:47
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 40 people have died in a blast near a refugee camp in western Yemen, aid workers say, but officials deny Saudi air strikes were the cause.
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Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 0:59
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".
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Fresh air strikes hit Yemen rebels

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 2:47
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bomb Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden.
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VIDEO: Yemen: Houthi heartlands targeted

Friday, March 27th 2015, 17:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.
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Yemen leader Hadi gets Saudi refuge

Friday, March 27th 2015, 2:33
related places: Riyadh

Yemen's President Hadi arrives in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition continues air strikes against Shia Houthi rebels.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia attacks rebels in Yemen

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 23:05
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

A coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia have launched air strikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, as Jeremy Bowen reports.
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Oil prices surge on Yemen airstrikes

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Oil prices rise and shares fall after Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, and its allies launch airstrikes on rebel targets in Yemen.
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Saudi Arabia launches Yemen strikes

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:38
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying it is "defending the legitimate government" of President Hadi.
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Yemen crisis: An Iranian-Saudi battleground?

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 1:44
related countries: Iran Iran

How an impending civil war could pull in regional powers
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Yemen call for Gulf intervention

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 22:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's foreign ministry calls for Gulf Arab states to intervene, with the UN warning that the country is on the brink of civil war.
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Oil price rebound is 'unlikely'

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 20:17

The oil price is unlikely to reach again the record levels seen in the past few years, says Saudi Arabia's representative at Opec.
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Saudi Arabia's new desert megacity

Friday, March 20th 2015, 1:48

What will Saudi Arabia's new billion-dollar metropolis be like?
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VIDEO: Iran 'expanding occupation of Iraq'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 6:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal claims "Iran is expanding its occupation or Iraq", which he says is unacceptable.
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Saudi warning on Iran nuclear deal

Monday, March 16th 2015, 4:59
related countries: Iran Iran

A senior member of the Saudi royal family warns that a deal on Iran's nuclear programme could prompt other states to develop atomic fuel.
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US issues alert for Riyadh embassy

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 0:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Riyadh, Sunday, Monday

The US embassy in Saudi Arabia cancels all consular services for Sunday and Monday due to "heightened security concerns".
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Saudi's ‘Julian Assange’ returns to Twitter

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 0:59

Saudi's 'Julian Assange' and his stream of anonymous leaks
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Saudis recall Sweden ambassador

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 18:08
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Stockholm amid a diplomatic row after Sweden said it would end a long-standing defence deal.
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Saudi Arabia rejects flogging critics

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 15:26

Saudi Arabia expresses 'dismay' at international criticism over the flogging of a Saudi blogger, rejecting foreign interference.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia 'biggest arms importer'

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 13:03
related countries: India India

Saudi Arabia is now the world's biggest arms importer, having overtaken India, according to a new report on global defence spending.
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US tries to reassure Gulf over Iran

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Riyadh, Gulf

The US will keep an eye on "destabilising" acts by Iran despite moves towards a nuclear deal, John Kerry says on a visit to Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: 'Migrant worker' hip-hop in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 13:23

Video challenges how South Asian migrants are seen in Gulf
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Al-Qaeda in Yemen frees Saudi envoy

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 12:56
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Saudi diplomat held hostage in Yemen for almost three years by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been released, officials say.
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WHO calls for action over Mers virus

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 12:12

Too little is being done to control the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has infected 50 people in Saudi Arabia so far this month, the World Health Organization warns.
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Saudi women drivers 'out of jail'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 6:34

Two Saudi women who were detained for defying the kingdom's ban on female drivers are freed after more than 70 days in custody, reports say.
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VIDEO: Prince Charles visits ancient Saudi site

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 6:49

Prince Charles is given rare access to ancient archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia, as he continues his tour of the Middle East.
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