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North Korea ‘a handful of months’ away from attacking US: CIA chief

Russia deploys four S-400 missile defense systems to Syria

PA intelligence chief holds secret meeting in Riyadh

Iran urges global community to solve Rohingya crisis

Kasur rape case: Zainab's murderer arrested

Emirati-backed group ‘to oust Saudi-backed Yemen government’

Saudi Arabia pulls back from Yemen sending Latin American mercenaries to fight their battle

Fascist goons of JI: Can Govt save Punjab University from JI terrorists?

Shia Muslim mountaineer sets new world record by scaling Mount Pumori

Kabul Bloodbath: Can Pakistan alone bring peace in Afghanistan?

How far can the US go against Pakistan?

US urges Pakistan to expel 'Taliban leaders'

Japanese capital holds evacuation drills in face of North Korean missile attack

Dozens of Saudi mercenaries killed as Yemeni forces hit base in Ta’izz

Germany stops arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Israel plans for railway connecting it with Saudi Arabia

Mossad has killed at least 3,000 Palestinians; Zionist expert

The Trump government spent more than $1M in recent Iran riots

Daesh among customers of Pakistani passport forger arrested in Bangkok

Dragging Pakistan into Afghan war: Would new US policy work?

Trump ‘not fit to clean toilets’: USA Today

Pakistan awaits Afghan ‘fatwa’ against TTP, affiliates

Dirty games: Was SSP Anwar Rao framed?

Saudis Transfer $2 Billion to Prop Up Yemeni Allies’ Currency

Putin calls on Israel to end occupation of Arab lands, proclaims solidarity with Palestine

Season of peace talks: Is the Super power begging for dialogues with Taliban?

Indian clandestine support for Korean nukes

US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

Did Netanyahu offer friendship to Pakistan?

At least 5 killed as gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Another demand for Sharia: The political motives behind Pir Sialv's demand

North Korean logistical delegation arrives in Seoul

Israel’s Mossad behind Lebanon car bomb attack against Hamas member: Report

US Escalates Afghan Airstrikes Through Winter, But Will It Matter?

Saudi Crown Prince to form a private army with help from American Blackwater Corporation!

Iranian youth are fully supportive of their political system: Asia Times

Pakistan’s enemy is our enemy, not in favor of Baloch separatists: US

ASWJ-allied Deobandi Fazalur Rehman elected MMA president

Encounter specialist: Can Zardari save his arm child Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah’s murder case?

Waging war against Pakistan army prohibited in Islam: Ex-Terrorist organization Chief Sufi Muhammad

Free Karachi: Another smear campaign against Pakistan in US newspaper

US military edge over Russia, China eroding: Mattis

5,000 Yemen Children Killed or Wounded in War Since 2015

Iran reiterates Missile program non-negotiable

Trump no longer following Saudi-UAE script on Qatar, says former envoy

Allama Raja Nasir lashes out at Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif

Did TTP really assassinate Benazir Bhutto?

A Jewish plot: Pushing India against China, Pakistan and Iran

An old headache: How did Haqqani network bring US on the knees

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile: New Delhi

Saudis wasting billions by buying outdated weapons from US: Analyst

HRW urges UN sanctions on Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

Another minor raped: Why is Pakistan hesitant to hang rapists?

Modi and Netanyahu may get along great, but there are serious limitations to India-Israel relations

Season of protests: Is another national debacle in the offing?

Pakistan attaches importance to significant role of Iran in regional developments: Speaker

Hidden Israeli-Iranian war in Syria

Is Jordan breaking alliance with Saudi Arabia, West?

Russia weights behind Pakistan:  The end of US hegemony in South Asia?

Damage control: Has Trump conceded his defeat against Pakistan?

North, South Korea to march under 'unified flag' at Winter Olympics

US 'arrant erring' on al-Quds futile: Ayatollah Khamenei

Netanyahu: $500mn Israel-India arms deal 'back on track'

Saudi politicization of holy places is unislamic, we will continue to oppose

Israel prepares for air bridge to India over Saudi Arabia

Don’t forget old friends to make new one

Ulema decree against terrorism: Would religious card prove a true success against terrorism?

New network should be created to confront US-Israel alliance: Raza Rabbani

America seeks to use Taiwan against China: Today Online

Pakistan’s ruthless response to US: Why is India worried?

Shafaqna Exclusive: Is Govt hiding arrest of Zainab’s murderer for political purpose?

US new strategy seeks to create complex situation for Iran: Defense minister

Hamas blames Israeli regime for assassination attempt on its commander

US attacking North Korea would be like trying to get rid of Allah: Retired South Korean General

Egypt is not an honest broker for Palestinian reconciliation

Pakistan and Iran consult each other on many issues, says former diplomat

Surrendering of TTP terrorist: Is Pakistan gradually winning war against terrorism?

Inciting Pakistan: Is India inviting conventional war with Pakistan?

The secret behind Sharif's electoral success and popularity

Tel Aviv ‘disappointed’ by India’s rejection of Al-Quds as Israeli capital: Netanyahu

Syria militants in US seeking CIA dollars to ‘confront Iran’s influence’

US ‘policy of Armageddon’ means nuclear attack even against non-nuclear states

Rape, murder of 7-year-old Pakistani girl seem work of serial killer: Officials

Yemeni snipers kill three Saudi troopers in retaliatory attacks

Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution

US to sell 17 Black Hawk aircrafts to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia seeks arrest of citizens on wanted list who are abroad

US deploying 1,000 troops to Afghanistan

Israel Keeps Bombing Syria and Nobody Is Doing Anything About It

Fire-breathing rhetoric: Pakistani guns on China’s shoulder

Meeting with Trump: Did Imran Khan give US a hidden signal for future role?

Netanyahu in India: A dangerous alliance against Pakistan

Pakistan can’t be forced to compromise on national interests: US historian

Netanyahu Visits India: Muslims Burn Israeli Effigies in Protest

US-led coalition intends to create large new border force in Syria: Report

Interference of Saudi Intelligence services in Tehran’s deep operations

Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants ‘best of relations’ with Iran

16 US troops and officers killed in Afghanistan

A hidden cost: Pakistan’s Psychological cost of war

Security agencies issue threat alert due plots of Daesh and Taliban factions

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PA intelligence chief holds secret meeting in Riyadh

1396/11/3 | 14:44
  Chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Intelligence Services Majed Faraj has held secret meetings with senior Saudi officials in relation to the so-called American ‘deal of the century’, AlKhaleejonline.com revealed Sunday.   Despite the difference between the PA and Saudi Arabia, AlKhaleejonline.com said, Riyadh insists on playing a role by organising secret meetings between Palestinian and Saudi officials.   Faraj, one of the prominent PA officials who could likely succeed PA President Mahmoud Abbas, was secretly ...

Saudi Arabia pulls back from Yemen sending Latin American mercenaries to fight their battle

1396/11/3 | 14:44
  Saudi Arabia sent 8,000 troops from its army to fight in Yemen alongside other mercenaries it has hired from the UAE, Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and recently Latin America, according to the Lebanese news agency Al-Diyar.   The foreign mercenaries are paid high salaries to participate in the Yemeni war. Saudi Arabia thought that Ansarullah’s popular forces are powerless and don not have access to a lot of weapons. The truth is that Yemeni people do not like Al Saud to take over Yemen, hence, they fight ...

Dozens of Saudi mercenaries killed as Yemeni forces hit base in Ta’izz

1396/11/2 | 14:44
Dozens of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed and scores of others sustained injuries when Yemeni army forces fired a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile at their base in the country’s southwestern province of Ta’izz. A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni soldiers and their allies launched a Qaher 2-M (Subduer 2-M) missile at al-Khayami base on Monday afternoon. The ...

Israel plans for railway connecting it with Saudi Arabia

1396/11/2 | 14:44
  The Israeli government has begun preparing plans to build a railway linking Israel with Saudi Arabia to transfer goods and people, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported yesterday.   Reporting the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the London-based website said that the 15 million shekels ($4.5 million) cost of the plans for this project was included in the 2019 budget, which was approved three days earlier.   The initial plan for the project is to build a railway station in the city of Bisan with a railway network which travels through ...

Saudis Transfer $2 Billion to Prop Up Yemeni Allies’ Currency

1396/11/1 | 14:44
Answering petitions from the Saudi-backed faction that rules southern Yemen, the Saudi Kingdom has announced they are depositing $2 billion in that faction’s Central Bank, aiming to shore up their currency, which is plummeting to new lows in the face of endless conflict.   Saudi officials are presenting it as a “gift to the legitimate Yemeni government,” and not a loan. That’s likely a wise move, because even with a military victory, the odds that the faction will ever have $2 billion to pay it back is slim indeed, given the disastrous ...

5,000 Yemen Children Killed or Wounded in War Since 2015

1396/10/29 | 14:44
  A new report on he nearly three year long US-backed Saudi invasion of Yemen has left more than 5,000 Yemeni children killed or wounded, with large numbers of the casualties the result of Saudi airstrikes.   Incredibly, the 5,000 child casualties, meaning an average of five children a day over the 1,000-day conflict, is just the tip of the iceberg, as a Saudi naval blockade has kept food and medicine out of large portions of the country.   UNICEF’s figures also estimated some 400,000 children are currently suffering from ...

Saudis wasting billions by buying outdated weapons from US: Analyst

1396/10/29 | 14:44
The United States is selling useless, outdated weapons to Saudi Arabia which is thus wasting billions of dollars on these purchases, according to E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst in Indiana. Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday. The US State Department has approved a possible $500-million sale of missile system support services to Saudi Arabia in defiance of global calls for Washington to stop providing ...

Is Jordan breaking alliance with Saudi Arabia, West?

1396/10/28 | 14:44
  Sources at Jordan’s parliament have reported that the speaker of Jordanian House of the Representatives Atef Tarawneh is completing arrangements for a high-ranking delegation visit to Tehran.   The visit will see the Jordanian diplomats meeting the Iranian officials and discussing boost of cooperation between the two countries.   Recently, Iran’s ambassador to Jordan Mojtaba Ferdosipour and the Syrian chargé d’affaires in Amman separately met with the Jordanian parliament’s speaker. The meeting is read as opening ...

Saudi politicization of holy places is unislamic, we will continue to oppose

1396/10/27 | 14:44
  There is an ambiance of religious proscribe in the Islamic World due to Saudi regime’s use of holy places Mecca and Madinah in its dirty politics.   This was the crux came out in the one day conference on politicization of holy places in Saudi Arabia. All India Tanzeem Ulama e Islam (AITUI) called the conference. The Conference was co organised with ‘Global Campaign to End Saudi politicization of Holy Places’. There was a huge crowd in Ghalib Academy in Hazrat Nizamuddin area of Delhi to listen the clerics and scholar on the issue. ...

Israel prepares for air bridge to India over Saudi Arabia

1396/10/27 | 14:44
Air India has signed a contract with Israeli airlines El Al to launch direct flights between Delhi and Tel Aviv, passing through the Saudi skies, Felesteen.ps reported Tuesday. Citing a report by Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, Felesteen.ps said that the two airlines signed the contract in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India. Yedioth Ahronoth said that Netanyahu’s visit to India aimed to reach deals related to energy, technology, cinema and other sectors, noting that the “air bridge through Saudi ...

Yemeni snipers kill three Saudi troopers in retaliatory attacks

1396/10/26 | 14:44
Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have shot dead three Saudi soldiers in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan, in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s military campaign against the crisis-hit country. Yemeni forces shot and killed the soldiers in al-Ghawi village as well as al-Dokhan and Qaem Zubaid military bases in the region, located 967 kilometers southwest of the capital Riyadh, on Monday afternoon, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported. Later in the day, eight civilians ...

US to sell 17 Black Hawk aircrafts to Saudi Arabia

1396/10/25 | 14:44
  The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded foreign military sales contract worth $193.8 million to supply 17 UH-60M Black Hawks, medium-lift, rotary-wing helicopters, to Saudi Arabia, the US Department of Defense announced Thursday.   Saudi Arabia is expected to receive eight UH-60Ms for the kingdom’s National Guard, while the other nine helicopters will go to the Royal special security forces.   The UH-60M Black Hawk, a medium-lift, rotary-wing helicopter, has been in use by military forces around the world since ...

Saudi Arabia seeks arrest of citizens on wanted list who are abroad

1396/10/25 | 14:44
The Public Prosecutor in Saudi Arabia has revealed that arrest warrants are being prepared for Saudi citizens on the wanted list who are currently abroad, Alkhaleejonline.net reported on Friday. The move is part of the Kingdom’s anti-corruption campaign.   The Saudi official also pointed out that a few of those being held on corruption charges are still refusing to reconcile with the government. He told a Saudi magazine that their detention would not stop unless the country uproots corruption.   “We are collecting evidence against ...

Interference of Saudi Intelligence services in Tehran’s deep operations

1396/10/24 | 14:44
  The United States, in collaboration with the Saudi intelligence service is seeking to use Iran’s internal capacity to release a picture of Iran’s unrest to the world and use it as an evidence for new sanctions.   Few months back, before planning changes inside Saudi Arabia, the country’s Crown Prince announced in the news that he is after transferring the unrest inside Iran, to make Islamic Republic of Iran face the internal security issues. After a few days, terrorist groups were active in the border zone and within a short ...

Is Balochistan a next ground of proxy war between Saudia and Iran?

1396/10/24 | 14:44
    Political engineering in Balochistan just a few months before general election is another case in point of courting disaster. Balochistan which is facing the longest nationalist insurgency and the longest military operation of its history is also coming under threat from the escalation of conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran in West Asia.      Saudis are pouring in money for expanding the footprint of Wahabi and Salfi elements in Balochistan. JuD ( former LeT) is building many new centres in Makran division not ...

Even Saudi allies are questioning its Mideast power plays

1396/10/23 | 14:44
Trending on Saudi social media last week was a clip of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman promising to go on the offensive against his country’s biggest rival and take the fight “inside Iran.”   What is clear is that the de facto Saudi ruler has made several regional moves against Iran -- and has yet to score a win.   If the prince’s enemies aren’t sweating it much, his allies are showing signs of alarm. From the Arab Sunni world, the natural sphere of Saudi influence, to the U.S. and Europe, diplomats have dissociated themselves ...

After Yemen’s defensive threat, Saudi buys Israel’s Iron dome

1396/10/22 | 14:44
  Saudi Arabia has reportedly been seeking to purchase Israel’s so-called Iron Dome missile system amid reports that the two regimes have a plan to normalize their relations and unite against Yemen.   Basler Zeitung, a Swiss German-language newspaper published in the city of Basel, quoted a “European weapons dealer in the Saudi capital of Riyadh” as saying on Monday that the Saudis were seeking to buy Israeli military equipment, including the so-called Trophy Active Protection System (APS).   The vehicle-mounted system ...

Yemen announces production of new air defense missiles

1396/10/22 | 14:44
Yemen has just announced production of new air defense missile. In a statement issued by Yemen Air Defense Forces(YADF) cited it launches ‘completely indigenous’ air defense missile system.   The YADF this Tuesday evening( 9:00PM, Sana’a local time) has announced the inauguration of a production line for a new version of an air defense missile. This comes after 48 hours of shooting down Saudi Tornado fighter jet in Sa’adah, and targeting F-15s fighter jet over capital Sana’a.   The report did not reveal the type of this ...

Secret military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel – Middle East Monitor

1396/10/22 | 14:44
  The Swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung revealed the fact that there exists a “secret alliance” between Saudi Arabia and Israel, intended “to restrain "Iran’s expansion" in the region, despite the absence of any official relations between the two countries.”   “For the time being, Riyadh rejects any official normalization of relationships with Israel as long as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is not resolved and normalization has not been publically declared by Arab countries and thus there will be no exchange of ambassadors,” ...

Diphtheria claims 48 lives in Yemen within 60 days: WHO

1396/10/22 | 14:44
  Diphtheria has claimed lives of at least 48 people within the last two months across Yemen amid the ongoing Saudi military aggression and blockade of the impoverished Arab country. The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Thursday that diphtheria-related deaths had been recorded in 19 of Yemen’s 23 provinces. Another 610 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported across the country, it added. Almost 100 districts in Yemen have reported at least one diphtheria case with a heavy concentration in the province of ...

New Saudi tax makes life of Pakistani expatriates miserable

1396/10/21 | 14:44
Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia are complaining that new Saudi tax will cost them dearly as now they have to pay around Rs 3000 per persons dependency fee every month and by 2020 this fee for each person will increase by over Rs 11800.     Expats say that the Saudi government has imposed this heavy dependency fee besides overall increasing fuel prices, electricity prices, and imposing a five per cent value-added tax (VAT) on all services and products.     “WE are ruined. This city has become impossible for us to ...

HRW: Saudi Arabia bans prominent cleric’s family from travel

1396/10/21 | 14:44
The Saudi authorities have imposed a travel ban on 17 members of prominent cleric Salman Al-Ouda’s immediate family, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported yesterday.   The rights organisation quoted one of Al-Ouda’s family members as saying that he had discovered that he was banned from travel while attempting to leave the country. He added that the immigration officer told him that the Royal Court itself had imposed the travel bans for “unspecified reasons”.   Al-Ouda was among the first of dozens of dissidents, writers and ...

New Yemeni missile system used to target Saudi-led warplanes: Report

1396/10/21 | 14:44
A new report has revealed that Yemeni air force and air defense units used a new domestically-designed and-produced missile system to shield residential areas in the country’s capital and the northwestern provinces of Sana’a and Sa’ada against airstrikes by Saudi military aircraft. Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported that Yemeni air defense forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, employed the system to intercept and target a twin-engine, all-weather tactical F-15 fighter jet belonging to ...

Why doesn’t Pakistan condemn killings of civilian Yemenis?

1396/10/20 | 14:44
  The Government of Pakistan, on Tuesday, condemned the ballistic missile attack by Houthi militia on the city of Najran in Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2018.   Office of the spokesperson in a statement reiterated its full support and solidarity with the leadership, the government and people of Saudi Arabia against any threats to its territorial integrity and threats against Harmain Sharifain.   On November 4, 2017, Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a “ballistic missile” near King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh ...

Abuse of power, the most serious type of corruption in Saudi Arabia

1396/10/20 | 14:44
  According to the Sputnik news agency and based on the Digital Research Corporation (DRC), Corruption in Saudi Arabia has spread across the country in a variety of shapes and forms.   According to the 74% of Saudi citizens, who participated in the study, the abuse of power and influence is the most serious form of corruption in Saudi Arabia.   Embezzling, wasting of public budgets, bribery and nepotism have been described as other serious cases of corruption in Saudi Arabia.   74% of respondents believe the Saudi government ...

Saudis seeking ‘forced emigration’ of Shiites from Bahrain

1396/10/19 | 14:44
  A top Bahraini Shiite cleric said the Saudi regime is pursuing “forced emigration” of Shiites from Bahrain by pressuring the ruling Al Khalifa regime to oppress the Shiite population in the country. “The Saudis are pressuring Al Khalifa to commit crimes against Shiites. (In this way, they are trying to force Shiites to emigrate from the country,” Deputy Secretary-General of Bahrain’s Islamic Action Society (Al-Amal) Sheikh Abdullah Saleh told media.   He slammed the Manama regime for trying civilians in military courts ...

Yemeni forces recapture strategic area from Saudi-led coalition

1396/10/19 | 14:44
  Yemeni troops took full control over the Qa’ita, a strategic mountainous range in al-Maton District in Jawf Province, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV network quoted a military source as saying.   The forces managed to recapture all the positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the area, the source said.   The Qa’ita Mountains are of strategic importance, consisting of a number of hill-tops overlooking the main road between Maton and Hazem districts, the main supply line for the Saudi-backed mercenaries in the Maton.   Yemen’s ...

Yemeni forces target Saudi-led Tornado fighter jet over Sa’ada: Report

1396/10/18 | 14:44
Yemeni air defense forces have reportedly intercepted and shot down a twin-engine and multirole Panavia Tornado combat aircraft belonging to the Saudi-led military alliance involved in the aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen. A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the fighter jet was targeted on Sunday evening as it was flying in the skies over Kitaf wa al-Boqe'e district in the country’s northwestern mountainous province of Sa’ada, Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported. The source ...

Saudi bans Qataris from Umrah pilgrimage

1396/10/16 | 14:44
    According to Qatari newspaper Al-Raya, Saudi Arabia has been taking arbitrary measures against Qatari pilgrims visiting Mecca.   Early June, Saudi-led regimes severed relations with Qatar and imposed a blockade against it, accusing Doha of funding “extremism”. Qatar has vehemently rejected the allegations as “baseless”.   On June 22, the block, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, issued a 13-point list of demands, including the shutdown of Al Jazeera TV, limiting ties with Iran, and expelling Turkish troops ...

Threat to spill the beans: Saudi visit and change in Nawaz Sharif’s tone

1396/10/15 | 14:44
  With Washington and Islamabad engaged in a worsening war of words over United States (US) President Donald Trump's recent tweets in the backdrop, Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday took the opportunity to claim that a civilian government would never have "sold itself" to the US in the post-9/11 scenario.   The former premier also threatened to lift the curtain on "what has been happening in Islamabad for the past four years" if "they" do not stop their "propaganda".   Addressing a press conference in Islamabad upon his return from ...

France warns US, Saudi, Israeli against hostile comments on Iran events

1396/10/15 | 14:44
  French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia against making belligerent statements on the recent developments inside Iran, calling on them to tone down their rhetoric which, he said, could lead to “war.” “The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war,” Macron told reporters on Wednesday. The French president warned that for some countries, such a hostile policy is a “deliberate strategy.” Macron ...

Saudi Arabia pressures Canada over calls to end Yemen war

1396/10/14 | 14:44
  Saudi Arabia is reported to have imposed a great deal of pressure on the Canadian Embassy in Riyadh over Canada’s campaign to end the war in Yemen, a source close to the embassy has revealed. The pressure, it is said, includes unspecified “threats”.     According to Al-Khaleej Online, the informed source said that Canada is currently leading an international campaign to force Saudi Arabia to stop its war on Yemen which has killed thousands of civilians and caused famine in the country. Nearly 20 million people are starving ...

Yemeni army, allies killed nearly 400 Saudi soldiers, 894 mercenaries in 2017: Report

1396/10/14 | 14:44
Yemeni army soldiers, backed by allied fighters from the Popular Committees, killed nearly 400 Saudi soldiers and hundreds of Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to Yemen's resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, last year in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s deadly military campaign against the crisis-hit country.    The Yemeni Joint Operations Command announced in a statement on Wednesday that Yemeni forces shot and killed 399 soldiers in the kingdom’s southwestern border regions, and fatally shot 894 Saudi mercenaries across Yemen ...

Over 35,000 Killed, injured in Saudi war on Yemen

1396/10/13 | 14:44
  The Yemeni deputy health minister said at least 10,300 people have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen in 2015.   The ongoing Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of 10,363 civilians, including 2,066 kids and 1,574 women, the deputy health minister said, according to Al-Mayadeen television channel.   He added that the campaign has also injured more than 21,200 people.   Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, ...

Ten Israeli conditions for ‘peace’ with Saudi Arabia

1396/10/12 | 14:44
In a study published by the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies in Israel, Mordechai Kedar, has outlined a ten part vision for peace with Saudi Arabia. The vision outlines a plan that would include few concessions for Israel.   Presenting the study, Kedar: “If Saudis want to live in peace with” Israel,” then Israel will accept peace in return, but this is all they will receive, it will not be a peace agreement of any other kind. If they do not want peace under these conditions, then no peace will be discussed. ”   He ...

Disclosure of the Saudi Project named “Scorpion Trap”

1396/10/12 | 14:44
  The Qatari news paper “Al-Sharq” wrote that after repeated defeats of Saudi Arabia and its coalition in Yemen, they are trying to include the United States into a plan called the “Scorpion Trap”.   Three years after the failures of the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in pursuit of its goals of restoring (so-called) legitimate government to Yemen as well as the continuing failure of military operations in Yemen, a confidential document was revealed showing that the UAE and the Saudis are eager to transfer the responsibility ...

Nearly two dozen civilians killed in new Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

1396/10/12 | 14:44
    Nearly two dozen civilians have been killed and several others injured when Saudi military aircraft carried out separate airstrikes against residential areas in Yemen as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor. Saudi fighter jets conducted a series of aerial assaults against an outdoor market in the al-Garrahi district of Yemen's western coastal province of Hudaydah on Monday, leaving 20 people dead and eight others injured, an unnamed local source told Arabic-language ...

Washington Post: It’s time for the U.N. to sanction Saudi Arabia’s crown prince

1396/10/11 | 14:44
Ripples of reform from Riyadh have been attracting positive press for the Saudis in Washington.   The government recently pledged to permit women to drive, allow movie theaters into the country and to teach physical education to girls in schools. These are important steps, especially for gender equality. This month, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has gotten credit for many of these reforms, ended up winning Time Magazine readers’ poll for Person of the Year.   But, in celebrating these moves, many seem ...

Telegram blocks Saudi channel over fueling unrest in Iran

1396/10/11 | 14:44
  [caption id="attachment_56069" align="alignnone" width="2808"] TEHRAN, IRAN - DECEMBER 30 : People gather to protest over high cost of living in Tehran, Iran on December 30, 2017. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)[/caption] Telegram, a messaging program has suspended Saudi owned Amadnews website's channel as it was used to fuel violence and unrest in Iran. Telegram, which is particularly popular in Iran, shut down Amadnews on request of Iranian government, who said the channel featured instructions on making Molotov ...

Shafaqna exclusive: The inner story of Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif’s snub

1396/10/11 | 14:44
  Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday arrived in Saudi Arabia where he would hold meetings with the royal family on what his party said “matters of national interest and not for personal reasons”.     The ruling party also dismissed the reports as “absurd” that said efforts were under way to have another National Reconciliation Order (NRO). “Those claiming that an NRO is being prepared should at least know that it is signed secretly and not so openly,” a close aide to Mr Sharif, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, ...

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 68 civilians in one day of Yemen’s ‘absurd’ war

1396/10/10 | 14:44
  United Nations condemns mounting casualties after intensive air campaigns and says conflict has no military solution. Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two air raids by the Saudi-led coalition in one day, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has said, as he condemned what he described as “an absurd and futile war”.   Jamie McGoldrick’s unusually direct criticism came in an update citing initial reports from the UN human rights office of the two strikes earlier this week. The first hit a crowded market in ...

Saudi strikes target women in western Yemen

1396/10/10 | 14:44
  Warplanes led by Saudi Arab coalition raided a farm in western Yemen killing 10 women.   Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported on Saturday that the attack had targeted a farm in the Khoukhah District of al-Hudaydah Province, which forms a strip along the country’s western coastline.   It did not provide any further details.   Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies have been pounding Yemen — already the Arab world’s most impoverished nation — since March 2015 to restore a former regime that they ...

Pro-Saudi Yemeni Officials Endorse Airstrike Against Market

1396/10/10 | 14:44
Officials from the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have issued a statement on this week’s Saudi attack on the Taiz marketplace, which the UN reported as having killed 56 civilians. The officials claimed 32 civilians were killed in the attack.   The statement gave the impression they were entirely comfortable with the 32 civilians being killed, saying the civilians were surveying the damage from a previous attack on the market, which was closed at the time, when the new attack happened. They further insisted the Saudis were targeting ...

Was Yemen the most important story of 2017 and why was it under-reported?

1396/10/9 | 14:44
According to the UNHCR, there are now 1,439,100 internally displaced people in Yemen and 82 percent of Yemen's population — a total of 21.2 million people — are in need of humanitarian assistance.   2017 was a year which was dominated by the new US President Donald Trump, a General Election in the UK and the ongoing Brexit negotiations, terror attacks in Britain, and the crisis in North Korea. But why did Yemen not get a look in, considering it is the biggest humanitarian disaster on the planet?   The year’s news was dominated ...

Disappointed Saudis seek face-saving Yemen war exit

1396/10/9 | 14:44
  The Saudis cannot win the war they launched against the neighboring Yemen two-and-a-half-Year ago due to the resistant nation’s strong inclination to maintain its dignity.   Saudi Arabia’s decision to launch a bloody aggression on Yemen was a disastrous mistake, and its expenses are increasingly dragging the Arab kingdom into a dormant economic crisis and forcing the wealthy princes and the investors out of the country.   The outcome is a set of consequences causing popular discontent at home. The country witnesses growing ...

Saudi’s kill and injure 600 Yemeni’s in just 26 days

1396/10/9 | 14:44
  Nearly 600 Yemenis have been killed or injured in the month of December amid incessant Saudi airstrikes on the war-battered Arab state. According to a report broadcast by Yemeni Al Masirah TV 600 Yemenis have been brutally killed or injured during the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen in 26 days in December,   The report mentioned that 400 Yemenis were either killed or injured by the Saudi-led aggression in the second half of December and that the air raids indiscriminately targeted civilian areas in the various Yemeni provinces.   Yemen ...

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi reconnaissance drone over Hajjah

1396/10/9 | 14:44
Yemeni army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, have managed to shoot down a Saudi unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it was on a reconnaissance mission in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah. Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing an unnamed official from Yemen's air defense unit, reported that the Saudi reconnaissance drone was shot down as it was flying in the skies over Hirz district in the early hours of Saturday. Back on October 27, Yemeni forces, using a surface-to-air missile, ...

Wary of Imran Khan:  Is Saudia planning to install Shahbaz Sharif as next PM?

1396/10/8 | 14:44
  Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday evening, sources informed media. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader is expected to hold important meetings with Saudi government officials. Shehbaz will also perform Umrah while visiting the kingdom.   The visit of by the chief minister of Punjab takes place after his meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan on Saturday in Lahore. Saudi authorities sent a special plane for Shehbaz.   Anchor and analyst Shahzeb Khanzada said it is apparent ...

Macron asks Saudi king to lift Yemen blockade: Report

1396/10/7 | 14:44
French President Emanuel Macron has reportedly asked King Salman of Saudi Arabia to remove a long-running blockade on Yemen and let humanitarian aid through, as millions of Yemeni civilians struggle with the humanitarian crisis caused by an ongoing Saudi military invasion. The Saudi-led war, which began in March 2015, was one of the main issues Macron discussed with the Saudi monarch over the phone on Wednesday, an Elysee source told Reuters. The constant bombing by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, including the United Arab Emirates, has ...

Agony of Yemenis: Saudi war crimes exceeds Israel

1396/10/6 | 14:44
It would not be wrong to say that Yemen today is hell on the earth.Overall, by UN estimates, 22m people are desperately in need of some kind of help.    Even worse is the condition of the sick, especially children, since all Yemeni ports are not open to commercial ships or even to UN aid organisations, thus denying food, medical supplies and fuel to the distressed.     The non-availability of medicines has led to an outbreak of cholera, considered the worst in modern times, with over 2, 000 dead since it broke out in April this ...