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Jared Kushner is seen at the Royal Court after US President Donald Trump received the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Jared Kushner in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Mideast Peace Push

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince on Wednesday hosted US President Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt and adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, following a new flare-up of hostilities in Gaza.

This Saturday, June 16, 2018 file still image taken from video provided by Arab 24 shows Saudi-led forces gathering to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels. With battles raging at the southern side of al-Hodeida International Airport, the military of …

Saudi Coalition in Yemen: ‘No Civilian Casualties in Hodeidah Airport Battle’

The Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting to restore the internationally-recognized government of Yemen reported on Wednesday that the strategically vital airport in Hodeidah was captured from Houthi insurgents without any civilian casualties, despite the Houthi tactic of placing armored fighting vehicles in civilian areas.

Members of displaced Yemeni families who fled battles between government forces and Huthi fighters near the Hodeida airport stand on the balcony of a school used as temporary housing inside the city of Hodeida on June 17, 2018

U.N.: 25,000-Plus Civilians Flee Yemen Port City as Fighting Rages

Ongoing fierce clashes between the Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-allied Houthi rebels over the control of Yemen’s most vital port city, Hodeida, have forced about 26,000 residents to flee so far, the United Nations declared this week as fighting continues to rage.

Yemen Iran In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, newly recruited Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, mobilize to fight pro government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen. Roadside bombs disguised as rocks in Yemen bear similarities to others used by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and by insurgents in Iraq and Bahrain, suggesting …

Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen Port City to ‘Coax’ Houthis Out

A Saudi-led coalition of Arab fighters reportedly used Apache helicopter gunships and carriers to bomb Iran-backed Houthi fighters who had taken shelter at an airport in Hodeidah, Yemen, on Monday in an attempt to push the rebels to leave the city and “save the population” of civilians there.

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Fighting Rages Around Airport in Yemen Port City of Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as combat intensified for the starving nation’s main gateway for food shipments.

Yemenis drop off boxes of humanitarian aid provided by the Emirati Red Crescent in the coastal town of Mujailis, south of the city of Hodeida, on June 6, 2018. (Photo by NABIL HASSAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read NABIL HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Coalition Expects to Seize Yemen Port City Before Humanitarian Crisis

The Saudi-led coalition reportedly said this week it can seize Yemen’s main port city of Hodeida from the Iran-allied Houthi rebels quickly enough to avoid interrupting aid to millions and triggering the famine that the United Nations fears would befall the region if the offensive continues.

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Saudi Soccer Fans Support Playing Israel

With spirits high as their national team opened the World Cup in Russia Thursday, Saudi Arabian soccer fans said they would be open to the prospect of playing against Israel in the future, as Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman wished the gulf kingdom luck in the international soccer tournament.

A pro-government forces soldier walks along the beach in the southern coastal city of Aden as Yemeni coast guards search for the remains of a United Arab Emirates helicopter from the Saudi-led coalition backing government forces in Yemen after it crashed on June 13, 2016, killing both crew.

Report: U.S. Deepens Role in Yemen in Support of Gulf Allies

The U.S. military has reportedly intensified its assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, providing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with intelligence to improve the accuracy of airstrikes against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in the port city of Hodeida that began Wednesday.

n image grab taken from a video handed out by Yemen's Huthi rebels on March 27, 2018 shows what appears to be Huthi military forces launching a ballistic missile on March 25 reportedly from the capital Sanaa. / AFP PHOTO / Anssarullah Media Center / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL …

Saudi Arabia Says New Yemen Missile Intercepted

Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jizan after being fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said.

US President Barack Obama smiles alongside King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during meetings in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, June 29, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben Rhodes: Saudis Gave Obama Officials Suitcases Filled with Jewels

On tour to promote his new book The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saudi officials lavished visiting Obama administration officials with suitcases full of jewels during a 2009 visit.

Saudi projects such as Qiddiya entertainment city and NEOM are the brainchild of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, architect of a sweeping reform programme dubbed "Vision 2030"

Saudis Release Video of Crown Prince After Iran Spreads Rumor He Was Shot

Saudi Arabia reportedly released a video of the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS) Thursday chairing a meeting for the Council of Economic Affairs and Development in Jeddah on Tuesday to quash rumors, broadcast through Iranian state media, that he was injured or dead as a result of a shooting outside the royal palace on April 21.

President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump’s Tweet Got Saudi Arabia to Drop the Price of Oil

Trump is one of the few politicians in Washington, D.C. who has exhibited an understanding of how global oil prices are set. The Saudis do not sell at spot prices like the rest of the world’s oil producers. Instead, they post their prices to refiners and then fill all orders at the set price.

"If Iran wants to have good relations with Saudi Arabia, it has to change its policies. It has to respect international law," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said

Saudi Arabia Warns it Will Develop Nukes if Iran Does

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia will seek to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran does, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN on Wednesday, amid spiraling tension between the regional rivals.

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Date Set for Saudi Arabia to Lift Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi women, start your engines. The General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday that female drivers will be allowed the freedom of the road in the deeply conservative kingdom from June 24.