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Hizbullah planner of ’96 Khobar Towers bombing arrested in Beirut

Ahmed al-Mughassil

Special to WorldTribune.com The mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans has been captured, U.S. and Saudi officials said on Aug. 26. The arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, who was described by the FBI in 2001 […]

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Saudis’ U.S. Patriot intercepts Scud missile fired from Yemen

Saudi soldiers at the Najran military point near the Yemen border.

Special to WorldTribune.com A Scud missile fired by Yemeni soldiers allied with Iran-backed Houthi rebels was intercepted by Saudi Arabia on Aug. 26. Brig. Gen. Sharaf Luqman, a spokesman for the Yemeni forces fighting alongside the Houthis, said the missile […]

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Saudi-lead coalition ships reported nearing Yemen port

Smoke billows from the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's western port city of Hodiedah.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi-led coalition warships were said to be en route to the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah as coalition air strikes pounded Houthi rebel targets in the city. The Red Sea port of Hodeidah has been a key […]

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Iran loses ground in Africa as Sudan joins Saudi coalition in Yemen

Sudan Finance Minister Abdul Rahman Dirar

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran may be losing its grip on its gateway to Africa as Sudan moves closer to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has deposited $1 billion in the central bank of sanctions-hit Sudan over the past two months, the […]

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Saudi Prince Bandar on Iran deal: Obama ignored the intel, motivated by ideology

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration was intent on capping the nuclear deal with Iran even though intelligence officials predicted the same outcome, or worse, as the U.S. deal with North Korea, Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan said. Bandar, a […]

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Fracking revolution makes U.S. top oil producer, precipitates Saudi crisis

"The problem for the Saudis is that U.S. shale frackers are not high-cost."

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia’s risky gamble to break the U.S. shale oil (fracking) industry has not only failed, but sent the Saudis and OPEC into a downward spiral that will “be in existential crisis by the end of the […]

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Saudi-backed Yemeni forces recapture major military base

Pro-Hadi forces in Yemen.

Special to WorldTribune.com Forces backed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes and loyal to Yemen’s exiled president, recaptured the nation’s largest military base from Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Aug. 3. According to a commander of the fighters loyal to President Abd-Rabbo […]

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Top ISIL leader in Sinai dies in shootout with Egyptian forces

Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian security forces killed a top leader of the affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) during a shootout in North Sinai on Aug. 1. An Egyptian army spokesman said Selim Suleiman al-Haram, identified as […]

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In wake of Iran deal, Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign ‘Cairo Declaration’ for joint Arab military force

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R) speaking with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed Bin Salman during a military academy graduation ceremony in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP Photo/Ahmed Fuad/HO/ Egyptian Presidency

Special to WorldTribune.com On the heels of the Iran nuclear agreement, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed a pact to boost military and economic ties and also will collaborate on a joint Arab military force. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi […]

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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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