Saudi Arabia


  • الطيران اليمني المسير 2021-04-11 20:02

    Yemeni forces launch retaliatory drone strike against Saudi airport, air base

    Yemeni armed forces and fighters from allied Popular Committees have separately carried out fresh retaliatory airstrikes against Saudi Arabia, targeting military aircraft hangars at an airport in the kingdom’s southern Jizan region and an air base in Asir.

  • Giorgio Cafiero 2021-04-11 15:38

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    GSA: Riyadh, Tel Aviv unhappy over possible transformation from ‘maximum pressure’ to ‘maximum diplo

    TEHRAN - Chief executive officer of Gulf State Analytics (GSA) says that both Saudis and Israelis in a “tacit partnership” are worried about a revitalization of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. 

  • Yemen 2021-04-10 11:26

    Saudi coalition flees from Ma'rib as resistance advances

    The Saudi-led military coalition ordered its agents to clean the remaining heavy weapons from war fronts around Ma'rib, including American armored vehicles, Lebanon's al-Akbar newspaper reported on Friday.

  • Shaker Zalloum 2021-04-09 15:07

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Saudi Arabia behind coup attempt in Jordan: Palestinian analyst 

    TEHRAN – A Palestinian author believes that Saudi Arabia and the UAE had a key role in the coup attempt in Jordan.

  • Ali Fahem 2021-04-07 12:11

    By Reza Moshfegh

    Arab monarchies worried about U.S. exit from the region: Iraqi expert 

    TEHRAN - An Iraqi analyst says that Arab monarchies in the Persian Gulf are worried about the U.S. move to gradually pull out its troops from West Asia while China is establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership with Iran.

  • Stab in the back 2021-04-05 09:34

    Saudi Arabia faces accusations of involvement in palace intrigue

    Stab in the back

    TEHRAN - High-profile figures in Jordan, including a member of the royal family and a longtime confidant of King Abdullah II, were arrested on Saturday in what appeared to be a nascent palace intrigue nipped in the bud. 

  • Ayatollah Khamenei 2021-03-12 21:40

    Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran’s presence in the region is political

    U.S. claims of support for human rights is hypocritical, Leader says

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday slammed the enemies, especially the U.S., for distorting the facts and presenting developments in a way that is opposite to the truth.

  • MEE 2021-03-09 17:22

    'Zero hegemony' approach needed to end crisis in Iran-Saudi ties: Middle East Eye

    TEHRAN - Decades of U.S. intervention and a regional arms race have seen West Asia embroiled in endless crises and this approach needs to end, according to Middle East Eye (MEE).

  • Biden old man 2021-03-09 10:54

    By Martin Love

    It’s a wonder Iran has not ditched the JCPOA…

    Old man Joe Biden is showing a lack of fresh thinking more than anyone suspected he would, given his campaign promises, and this so soon in his own bizarre presidency. Some of his best promises have turned to dust.

  • Saudi- Yemen 2021-03-08 21:48

    U.S. provides Saudis with opportunity for face-saving exit from Yemen quagmire

    A blessing in disguise

    TEHRAN – The Biden administration has ramped up diplomatic pressure on the Saudis to convince them into bringing an end to the Yemen war.

  • ارامكو 2021-03-08 12:46

    Saudi oil facilities attacked by Yemen’s Houthis

    Yemen’s Houthi forces fired drones and missiles at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Sunday, including a Saudi Aramco facility at Ras Tanura vital to petroleum exports , according to Reuters.

  • U.S. and Saudi 2021-03-08 11:42

    By Azin Sahabi

    U.S. and Saudi: A green light that turns to amber 

    TEHRAN- While Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia a blank check, a change in U.S. policy vis-à-vis the kingdom is looming large and the glue that cemented the bilateral ties for decades has been cracked. 

  • Saudi crown prince 2021-03-07 23:35

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince faces uncertain future as relations with U.S. sour

    Palace intrigue

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in trouble of his own making. He faces a White House intent on punishing - and maybe ousting – him for a variety of reasons including his murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • James P. Farwell 2021-03-05 14:40

    By Mohammad haghdoust

    Taliban just seeking prisoner release, foreign troop exit: ex-U.S. security adviser

    TEHRAN – A former adviser to the U.S. Special Operations Command says the Taliban only negotiates only on the release of its prisoners by the Afghan government and the exit of foreign forces, including Americans, from the central Asian country.

  • Michael Wuthrich 2021-03-03 21:53

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Biden backing away from level of support for Saudis: academic

    TEHRAN - An American academic describes the Biden administration's decision to decrease U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen as an important step. 

  • Shuji Hosaka 2021-03-02 17:27

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    MBS seems hasty for normalization with Israel: ex-Japanese diplomat

    TEHRAN – A former Japanese diplomat says that Saudi de facto leader Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is enthusiastic about normalizing Riyadh’s ties with Tel-Aviv despite the fact that most Saudi people have a negative view towards Israel. 

  • Mehran Kamrava 2021-03-02 14:42

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Everyone has known that MBS is new Saddam Hussein: Georgetown University prof.

    “HOPE is an excellent step in the right direction, and Iran should continue to promote it in various international forums”

    TEHRAN - By releasing an intelligence report implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. has done "nothing much" because it has been quite clear that MBS in the new Saddam Hussein of West Asia, a university professor says.

  • Saudi-Yemen 2021-03-01 21:29

    Yemeni forces advance toward Marib despite U.S.-backed Saudi brutal campaign

    A Saudi-American fiasco

    TEHRAN – Yemen’s government forces have launched a liberation campaign to capture the strategic province of Marib while initiating a new operation against Saudi Arabia, a move that indicates the growing capabilities of the Sanaa government despite the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

  • یحیی سریع 2021-02-28 18:15

    Yemenis target Saudi soil with 15 UAVs and ballistic missile

    Yemeni forces targeted the Saudi soil with 15 UAVs and a ballistic missile on Saturday night, the spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree says.

  • Bin salman biden khashoggi 2021-02-27 21:45

    Biden turns up the heat on MBS

    Open Season

    TEHRAN – The new U.S. administration has turned up the heat on Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in a bid to reign in his worst instincts.

  • Gerald Michael Feierstein 2021-02-27 13:52

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Resolution in the hands of Yemeni parties, says ex-U.S. ambassador to Sanaa

    TEHRAN – Urging regional powers to cooperate for a settlement of the conflict in Yemen, the former U.S. ambassador to Sanaa, says the key to ending the war conflict in Yemen lies in the hands of the Yemeni parties.

  • اعزام نیرو و تجهیزات به جبهه مأرب در یمن 2021-02-23 23:06

    Ma’rib battle: Yemeni army close to retaking city from Saudi-led forces

    Victory appears to be on the horizon in the heated battle for Yemen’s strategic central province of Ma’rib as army troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly taken control of most areas there and dislodged Saudi-led coalition forces and Riyadh-backed militants from those regions.

  • Giorgio Cafiero 2021-02-21 12:01

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    GSA: Saudi-U.S. ties will face major challenges in the next four years 

    TEHRAN - Chief executive officer of Gulf State Analytics (GSA) says that U.S.-Saudi relations will witness major challenges in the upcoming four years over the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the Libya crisis, and Riyadh’s human rights record.

  • Karl Kantebtha 2021-02-17 14:34

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    Professor says Washington will be less biased in favor of Riyadh

    TEHRAN - An American professor says that U.S. foreign policy during Joe Biden's presidency will focus on human rights and democracy which can affect its ties with Saudi Arabia.

  • Shireen Hunter 2021-02-15 14:20

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Involving Iran's rivals in JCPOA talks to lead to failure

    TEHRAN– Stating that involving Iran's rivals in JCPOA talks would mean the failure of any talks even before it starts, Shireen Hunter said that Macron wanted to curry favor with the Saudis in the hope of getting lucrative contracts.

  • Macron, bin Salman 2021-02-13 11:48

    By Payman Yazdani

    Macron's idea sign of his inability to think strategically

    TEHRAN–"The idea to include Saudi Arabia must be seen within that context, i.e. the inability of Macron to think strategically and in more analytical detail about national and international relations", says Prof. Adib Moghaddam.

  • Ghasem Moheb Ali 2021-02-12 22:21

    A thaw in relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia dependent on Yemen issue: analyst

    TEHRAN - Ghasem Moheb Ali, an expert on West Asia, says the resolution of conflict in Yemen can lead to the improvement of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

  • Omar Maarabouni 2021-02-08 21:23

    By Mohammad mazhari

    S. Arabia playing destructive role in Lebanon: analyst

    TEHRAN - In an attempt to undermine Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia has been playing a vicious role in Lebanon, a Lebanese military analyst says.

  • Yemen war 2021-02-08 10:12

    By Payman Yazdani

    Will Biden end support to war in Yemen or cut Trump funding?

    TEHRAN – US President in a humanitarian gesture claims that he wants to end US support to the Saudi war in Yemen but his real intention and motives are under question.

  • UAE 2021-02-06 22:33

    Rising anxiety 

    TEHRAN – U.S. president Joe Biden touched a raw nerve when he and his national security officials made announcements signaling a reconsideration of former President Donald Trump’s policies toward the region.