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Momentum in Yemen war shifts in Saudis’ favor

A Saudi military plane carrying relief aid parks on the tarmac at Aden's international airport in Aden on July 22.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com The Saudi-led coalition has taken back the key southern port city of Aden in what they said marked a seismic shift in Yemen’s four-month-old civil war. Losing Aden was seen as a crushing defeat for the Houthi […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Saudi-backed forces make gains in Yemen after ‘liberation’ of Aden

Yemeni militiamen celebrate after the "liberation" of Aden.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com After declaring the key southern port city of Aden “liberated,” militias loyal to Yemen’s leaders in exile and the Saudi-led coalition continued to make gains against Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Officials say the Shi’ite Houthis were driven out […]

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Ex-Saudi spy chief: Nuke deal will ‘wreak havoc'; Arabs lose faith in ‘oldest and most powerful ally’

Saudi Prince Bandar

Special to WorldTribune.com Arabs will continue to turn away from the United States after a nuclear deal with Iran that will “wreak havoc in the region,” Saudi Arabia’s former head of intelligence said. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, writing in Lebanon’s […]

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Saudis answer Obama’s post-Iran deal plea on Yemen with air strikes against Houthis

A view of the international airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden after Southern Resistance fighters took it from Houthi fighters, July 14.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Despite a plea from U.S. President Barack Obama to end hostilities in Yemen, Saudi-led warplanes carried out several attacks on Houthi rebel positions and loyalists of exiled president Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi seized more ground in Aden. […]

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Game changer? How the Iran deal could shake up the global chessboard

gamechanger

Special to WorldTribune.com By Carl Schreck and Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The historic deal between Iran and world powers reportedly reached on July 14 in Vienna has paved the way for international sanctions against Tehran to […]

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Iran celebrates lifting of some sanctions in advance of nuclear deal

Saudi oil output in June was up 2.2 percent from May.

Special to WorldTribune.com As Iran’s state-owned PressTV reported that the lifting of international sanctions against Teheran has already begun, Saudi Arabia announced it had produced 10.56 million barrels of oil per day in June, its highest level of production in […]

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Saudi claims successes against Iran’s ‘trouble-making’ in Middle East

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia will not hesitate to confront Iran’s “trouble-making” in the region, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. At a news conference in Amman, Jordan on July 9, Jubeir said the Saudis were “determined that Iran should […]

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Saudis to invest $10 billion in Russia despite Western sanctions

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) toasts with Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Russia Abdulrahman Al-Rassi after receiving a diplomatic credential from him during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on May 28, 2015.  /Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia agreed to invest $10 billion in Russia in the next four to five years as Moscow increasingly looks to the Mideast and Asia for partnerships amid Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. “We have […]

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Saudi-led air strikes hit party headquarters of Houthi ally Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi-led air strikes destroyed the headquarters of former Yemeni President and Houthi ally Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party on July 5. The air strikes in Sanaa killed and wounded several people, witnesses and a party […]

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