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yemen’s houthi rebels launch rare suicide attack on saudi frigate


yemen’s houthi rebels launched a rare suicide attack on a saudi frigate in the red sea on monday, killing two crew members and leaving three others wounded, according to the saudi arabia-led military coalition fighting against them.the houthis, who practice an offshoot of shiite islam, have been fighting a war since 2015 against the coalition led by saudi arabia, the region’s leading sunni muslim power and a close u.s. ally. the...






u.s. travel restrictions put saudi arabia in a bind


saudi arabia, the birthplace of islam and home to the religion’s two holiest sites, has long used its religious clout to project its role as a regional leader. now that same clout has caught the kingdom in a prickly dilemma.the monarchy’s desire to cultivate a better relationship with the trump administration than it had with the u.s. under barack obama is exposing saudi arabia to criticism that it is unwilling to stand up for its...






saudis ready digital push to get islamic extremism out of schools


riyadh, saudi arabia—so they don’t mistakenly back a non-muslim over a muslim, students here get clear instructions on how to watch sporting events. lesson 1: don’t cheer.“refrain from supporting a team against another,” reads an 11th-grade textbook published by the saudi ministry of education. “it could lead you to loving and supporting an infidel against someone who is a believer.”since the sept. 11, 2001 attacks, saudi...






selden man, caught up in travel ban, stuck in saudi arabia


advertisement | advertise on newsdayabdulelah othman, of selden, in his car outside the king abdulaziz airport in saudi arabia, on tuesday, jan. 31, 2017. othman says he's been stuck in saudi arabia since the trump administration ordered the travel ban. (credit: abdulelah othman) a selden man caught up in the trump administration’s travel ban remained in limbo tuesday, saying he’s hitting wall after wall in his efforts to get back to america.abdulelah othman, 42, is a saudi-born yemeni citizen who has a green card and returned to his native country on jan. 11 to visit his ailing mother. he’s been trying unsuccessfully to get a ticket for a flight to the united states...






selden man, caught up in travel ban, stuck in saudi arabia


advertisement | advertise on newsdayabdulelah othman, of selden, in his car outside the king abdulaziz international airport in saudi arabia, on tuesday, jan. 31, 2017. othman says he's been stuck in saudi arabia since the trump administration ordered the travel ban. (credit: abdulelah othman) a selden man caught up in the trump administration’s travel ban remained in limbo tuesday, saying he’s hitting wall after wall in his efforts to get back to america.abdulelah othman, 42, is a saudi-born yemeni citizen who has a green card and returned to his native country on jan. 11 to visit his ailing mother. he’s been trying unsuccessfully to get a ticket for a flight to the united states...






washington turns attention to yemen, pleasing gulf states


yemen’s simmering war is getting fresh attention from washington—to the delight of saudi arabia and its gulf allies, hopeful that president donald trump will choose the conflict as his first battleground to roll back iran. saudi arabia and other monarchies of the gulf cooperation council have been fighting in yemen since march 2015 in an attempt to restore president abed rabbo mansour hadi, ousted that year by the pro-iranian houthi militia. yemen’s capital san’a and large parts of the country remain under houthi...






cia director gives medal to top saudi royal | saudi arabia news


the heir to saudi arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the us central intelligence agency, who honoured his contributions to "counter-terrorism" work.mike pompeo, making his first overseas tour since being confirmed as cia chief in late january, made the presentation to crown prince mohammed bin nayef at a weekend ceremony, the official saudi press agency (spa) said.nayef, 57, has been interior minister since 2012 and has years of experience in intelligence work.he oversaw a crackdown on al-qaeda, a group that killed security officers and foreigners in the kingdom between 2003 and 2007.in 2009 he survived an assassination attempt by al-qaeda. pompeo awarded him the george tenet medal in recognition of his "excellent intelligence performance, in the domain of coun






selden man stranded by trump travel ban reunited with wife


advertisement | advertise on newsdayafter two weeks in limbo, abdulelah othman, a saudi-born yemeni citizen with a green card, was reunited with his wife, barbara gundrum, of selden, saturday, feb. 11, 2017. he had gone to visit his ailing mother in saudi arabia was stranded because of the u.s. travel ban. (credit: barry sloan) after spending two weeks in limbo under the trump administration’s travel ban, a selden man finally returned home saturday to long island.abdulelah othman, 42, a saudi-born yemeni citizen with a green card authorizing him to live and work in the united states, had hit wall after wall in his efforts to return after leaving on jan. 11 to visit his ailing mother in his native country.yemen...






bin nayef receives cia award for 'counter-terrorism' | saudi arabia news


the heir to saudi arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the us central intelligence agency, who honoured his contributions to "counter-terrorism" work.mike pompeo, making his first overseas tour since being confirmed as cia chief in late january, made the presentation to crown prince mohammed bin nayef at a weekend ceremony, the official saudi press agency (spa) said.bin nayef, 57, has been interior minister since 2012 and has years of experience in intelligence work.he oversaw a crackdown on al-qaeda, a group that killed security officers and foreigners in the kingdom between 2003 and 2007.in 2009 bin nayef survived an assassination attempt by al-qaeda. pompeo awarded him the george tenet medal in recognition of his "excellent intelligence performance, in the dom






bin nayef receives cia award for 'counter-terrorism' | saudi arabia news


the heir to saudi arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the us central intelligence agency, who honoured his contributions to "counter-terrorism" work.mike pompeo, making his first overseas tour since being confirmed as cia chief in late january, made the presentation to crown prince muhammed bin nayef at a weekend ceremony, the official saudi press agency (spa) said.bin nayef, 57, has been interior minister since 2012 and has years of experience in intelligence work.he oversaw a crackdown on al-qaeda, a group that killed security officers and foreigners in the kingdom between 2003 and 2007.in 2009 bin nayef survived an assassination attempt by al-qaeda. pompeo awarded him the george tenet medal in recognition of his "excellent intelligence performance, in the dom






sudanese president accuses egypt of supporting opponents


cairo — sudanese president omar al-bashir is accusing egyptian intelligence of supporting sudan's opposition forces, and vowing to take a border dispute between the two neighbors to the united nations security council if negotiations fail.the remarks e as part of an extensive interview sunday with the saudi-owned al-arabiya tv network.al-bashir — who e to power in 1989 coup — also accused iran of trying to spread shiite islam in sudan.sudan severed diplomatic ties with iran in january last year, after saudis — al-bashir's main benefactors — engaged in a public feud with tehran. the dispute was triggered when angry crowds attacked saudi diplomatic missions to protest the kingdom's execution of a prominent shiite cleric.






yemen conflict: seven saudi soldiers killed on border | yemen news


at least seven saudi soldiers have been killed in the past week in clashes with yemeni rebels, state media has said.in an unusual series of official reports, the saudi press agency (spa) reported late on monday that mohammed al-manjahi was the latest soldier to be killed "defending" the kingdom's southern borders in the fight against houthis rebels.state media have previously reported on deaths of slain troops but since thursday, spa has carried photographs of funerals for the "martyrs" it said had died in battles.according to an afp news agency tally compiling reports by the saudi interior ministry and civil defence department, at least 115 civilians and soldiers have been killed on the southern border since march 2015.nearly two years ago, saudi arabia formed a coalition of arab states t






yemen conflict: seven saudi soldiers killed on border | yemen news


at least seven saudi soldiers have been killed in the past week in clashes with yemeni rebels, state media has said.in an unusual series of official reports, the saudi press agency (spa) reported late on monday that mohammed al-manjahi was the latest soldier to be killed "defending" the kingdom's southern borders in the fight against houthi rebels.state media have previously reported on deaths of slain troops but since thursday, spa has carried photographs of funerals for the "martyrs" it said had died in battles.according to an afp news agency tally compiling reports by the saudi interior ministry and civil defence department, at least 115 civilians and soldiers have been killed on the southern border since march 2015.nearly two years ago, saudi arabia formed a coalition of arab states to






selden man stranded by trump travel ban reunited with wife


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum, left, of selden reunites with her husband, abdulelah othman, at kennedy airport on saturday, feb. 11, 2017. othman, a saudi-born yemeni citizen with a green card authorizing him to live and work in the united states, became caught up in the trump administration's travel ban after leaving on jan. 11 to visit his ailing mother in saudi arabia. (credit: barry sloan) after spending two weeks in limbo under the trump administration’s travel ban, a selden man returned home saturday to long island.abdulelah othman, 42, a saudi-born yemeni citizen with a green card authorizing him to live and work in the united states, had hit wall after wall in his efforts to return after leaving on jan. 11 to visit his ailing mother in his native country.yemen






lebanese president in egypt, day after defending hezbollah


cairo — lebanon's newly elected president arrived in egypt on monday, a day after defending hezbollah in remarks to a private egyptian tv station — comments that underlined his unabated support for the iranian-backed shiite militant group.michel aoun's last visit to egypt was as a military officer, 55 years ago. he was elected in october after a 29-month vacuum in the country's top post.after talks with his egyptian counterpart, abdel-fattah el-sissi, also a former career military officer, aoun called upon egypt to lead an "arab salvation plan" to combat terrorism in the region.aoun also invited el-sissi to visit lebanon and said that egypt has offered to support the lebanese army and the country's security forces, without elaborating further.lebanon's political factions are deeply divided






lebanese president in egypt, defends hezbollah's arms


cairo — newly elected lebanese president michel aoun arrived in egypt on monday, a day after he defended hezbollah's refusal to give up its arms in media comments that underlined his unabated support for the iranian-backed shiite militant group.aoun's visit to egypt is the first for the former army commander in 55 years. he was elected after a 29-month vacuum in lebanon's top post. he met with egypt's president abdel-fattah el-sissi who is, like him, a career military officer. aoun was scheduled to address the arab league later during his one-day visit.in a news conference, aoun said that he discussed with el-sissi regional issues and called upon egypt to lead an "arab salvation plan" to combat terrorism in the arab world. he also extended an invitation to el-sissi to visit lebanon.lebanon






lebanese president in egypt, defends hezbollah's arms


cairo — newly elected lebanese president michael aoun arrived in egypt on monday for his first visit since taking office, a day after defending the militant group hezbollah's arms role in media remarks that underlined the former commander's unabated support for the iranian-backed hezbollah militant group in lebanon.aoun's visit to egypt is the first for the former army commander in 55 years. he was elected after a 29-month vacuum in the country's top post. he met with egypt's president abdel-fattah el-sissi and is due to deliver a speech in front of the arab league during his one-day visit.lebanon's political factions are deeply divided with some, like aoun's party and hezbollah aligning with iran, and their opponents siding with saudi arabia. hezbollah, which represents much of lebanon's






iranian president visits 2 gulf arab states to improve ties


dubai, united arab emirates — iranian president hassan rouhani has arrived in oman as part of a two-state visit aimed at reviving ties with iran's gulf arab neighbors.the official oman news agency said omani sultan qaboos bin saeed met with the iranian president following his arrival on wednesday to the sultanate, which sits at the southeastern tip of the arabian peninsula and shares control of the strait of hormuz with iran.rouhani is expected to travel to kuwait after visiting oman.tehran's relations with the six-member, saudi-dominated gulf cooperation council of arab states have been strained since sunni-ruled saudi arabia broke off diplomatic relations with the shiite power iran last year.iran's official irna news agency reported that iran has received a message from the gcc states ai






the heartbreaking story of a cleveland clinic doctor expelled from the u.s. minu


propublica puts a heartbreaking, human face on this weekend’s immigration ban with the story of dr. suha abushamma. the 26-year-old is in her first year of an internal medicine residency program at the prestigious cleveland clinic and she had been visiting family in saudi arabia this week. when she heard rumblings of donald trump’s muslim immigrant ban, she rushed to return to the united states. although saudi arabia is not on trump’s list of seven banned countries, abushamma’s p port is from sudan, which is.abushamma landed in new york at 11 a.m. on urday, where she was directed into a holding area. propublica writes:[abushamma] said she knew she was in trouble when a representative for saudi airlines approached her and told her she would have to book a flight home. then an officer, whose






57-nation islamic body calls us travel ban a 'grave concern'


dubai, united arab emirates — the world's largest body of islamic nations said on monday that it has "grave concern" over u.s. president donald trump banning travelers from seven muslim-majority countries, warning such moves would only embolden extremists.the statement from the 57-nation organization of islamic cooperation marked the first official public criticism coming out of saudi arabia. on sunday, trump called saudi king salman and invited him to visit washington amid widespread protests in the u.s. over the order.the 90-day ban, imposed on friday, affects travel to the united states by citizens of iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen. all are oic members.the order also suspends refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely bars the processing of refugees from syria.






rep. pete aguilar slams white house for invoking san bernardino attack in defend


rep. pete aguilar (d-redlands) is getting frustrated with president trump and his staff mentioning the 2015 san bernardino shooting to defend an executive order banning refugees and others from seven predominantly muslim countries. "this executive order will do nothing to make our country safer and only sends a message of hate and bigotry to the rest of the world," aguilar, who represents the district where the site of the shooting is located , said in a statement. "this order would not have prevented the attack in san bernardino and the use of san bernardino as justification for this anti-muslim policy is a revolting way to exploit our community." fourteen californians were killed in the december 2015 attack by syed rizwan farook, an american, and his wife tashfeen  malik, who was rais






sudanese president criticizes iran and egypt


cairo (ap) — sudanese president omar al-bashir accused egyptian intelligence of supporting sudan’s opposition forces, and vowed to take a border dispute between the two neighbors to the united nations security council if negotiations fail.al-bashir, who e to power in 1989 coup and is the only sitting head of state facing genocide charges at the international criminal court, also accused iran of attempting to spread shiite islam in sudan in an extensive interview with saudi-owned al-arabiya tv network.a close ally of saudi arabia, al-bashir spoke at length about what he called iran’s expansionist plans in the region — saying the united states essentially “handed over” iraq to iranian control by ousting saddam hussein.“americans set up a shiite state in iraq,” he said, adding that iran now c






refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






will international community help avert yemen famine? |


famine in yemen is considered a "real possibility" this year. more than three million people - including 460,000 children - are acutely malnourished and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis.the un says 7.3 million yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from. the crisis has been brought on by nearly two years of civil war. iran-backed houthis have been fighting a saudi-led coalition.at least 10,000 people have been killed. the death toll from hunger and disease is much greater. a child under the age of five is dying every five minutes.the international community is being urged to find $2.1bn to help ease the situation. the majority of the population has only limited access to food and medicine. the un has described the crisis as "catastrophic" and idly deteriorating.






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being investigated by lancashire police and it was isting officers with their inquiries.






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being investigated by lancashire police and it was isting officers with their inquiries.






wave of cold air brings snow to the gulf


it is an accepted truth that the desert of saudi arabia is : the waters of the arabian gulf are as warm as a bath and air conditioning is a necessity at almost all times. but there is winter here, too.the arabian peninsula has the tropic of cancer running right through it; yemen, half of saudi arabia, most of oman and most of the uae lie within the tropics. the top half of saudi arabia, all of qatar, bahrain and kuwait lie just outside.in the summer there is even a bit of monsoon rain on the arabian sea coast of oman. but in the winter, it really does change. snow usually appears on the high ground of northern saudi arabia and temperatures do drop to levels that make the gulf coast a reasonable destination for holiday makers fed up with a cold european winter.this week they will have been






wave of cold air brings snow to the gulf


it is an accepted truth that the desert of saudi arabia is ; the waters of the gulf are as warm as a bath and air-conditioning is a necessity at almost all times. but there is winter here, too.the arabian peninsula has the tropic of cancer running right through it; yemen, half of saudi arabia, most of oman and most of the uae lie within the tropics. the top half of saudi arabia, all of qatar, bahrain and kuwait lie just outside.in the summer, there is even a bit of monsoon rain on the arabian sea coast of oman. but in the winter, it really does change. snow usually appears on the high ground of northern saudi arabia and temperatures do drop to levels that make the gulf coast a reasonable destination for holiday makers fed up with a cold european winter.this week they will have been disappo






57 muslim nations say trump's ban will embolden extremists


people protest against president trump's executive immigration ban, in brussels on jan. 30.(p o: afp/getty images)an ociation that represents 57 muslim-majority countries expressed "grave concern" monday that president trump's executive order banning refugees and nationals from seven of its members from entering the united states will "embolden the radical narratives of extremists" and provide further fuel for "advocates of violence and terrorism."the forcefully worded statement from the saudi arabia-based organi ion of islamic cooperation, a group that promotes muslim solidarity in economic, social and political affairs, e as the fallout from trump's 90-day ban for citizens of iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen — all oic members — showed no sign of abating."the oic calls u






netherlands’ geert wilders praises trump on immigration, ‘would do the same’ cal


party for freedom politician geert wilders in netherlands praised donald trump for his immigration executive order and expressed hope that “you’ll add more islamic countries like saudi arabia soon.”in a tweet, wilders said he “would do the same” and hope the new potus adds more countries like saudi arabia to the list.in 2016, wilders made his own headline after he was found guilty of inciting discrimination against dutch moroccans, the guardian reported.the “discrimination” accu ion has been hurled about at the trump administration for taking such a harsh approach towards refugees from syria and seven other war-torn islamic countries.“i’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. don’t want them here,” trump explained when sig






u.s. navy deploys guided missile destroyer uss cole off coast of yemen


the navy has sent the guided missile destroyer cole to the gulf of aden in response to the attack on the saudi frigate.  the destroyer is the same warship that suffered heavy damage in an al qaeda bombing attack in yemen in 2000 that killed 17 sailors. al qaeda in yemen, long seen by washington as of the most dangerous of the group’s offshoots, has exploited the chaos of yemen’s civil war to seize territory in the country’s south and east, and the islamic state group has also claimed attacks. damage to uss cole destroyer (ddg 67) anchored at port of aden, yemen, 10-27-00 ap/national security news agency the two-year-old civil war began after shiite houthis rebels seized the capital, sanaa, and forced the president, abed rabbo mansour hadi, to flee the country. in march 2015, a saudi-led mi






selden man stranded by trump travel ban reunited with wife


after spending two weeks in limbo under the trump administration’s travel ban, a selden man finally returned home saturday to long island.abdulelah othman, 42, a saudi-born yemeni citizen with a green card authorizing him to live and work in the united states, had hit wall after wall in his efforts to return after leaving on jan. 11 to visit his ailing mother in his native country.most popularyemen is among the seven predominantly muslim countries listed on the executive order signed jan. 27 by president donald trump, although saudi arabia was excluded from the ban. othman had been unable to return home until saturday, despite holding a green card. green card holders who were citizens from the seven countries had been initally banned from traveling to the united states as well, but white h






57-nation islamic body calls us travel ban a ‘grave concern’


dubai, united arab emirates (ap) — the world’s largest body of islamic nations said on monday that it has “grave concern” over u.s. president donald trump banning travelers from seven muslim-majority countries, warning such moves would only embolden extremists.the statement from the 57-nation organization of islamic cooperation marked the first official public criticism coming out of saudi arabia. on sunday, trump called saudi king salman and invited him to visit washington amid widespread protests in the u.s. over the order.the 90-day ban, imposed on friday, affects travel to the united states by citizens of iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen. all are oic members.the order also suspends refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely bars the processing of refugees from s






tillerson off to europe on 1st trip amid disarray at home


secretary of state rex tillerson is heading to germany this week on his first trip abroad as america's top diplomat, the state department said tuesday.tillerson departs on wednesday for a meeting of foreign ministers from the group of 20 world powers in bonn on thursday and friday amid disarray in the trump administration's national security team and european concerns over u.s. priorities on the continent as well as its commitments to nato and other international organizations.the state department said that in addition to participating in large g-20 sessions, tillerson will also meet separately with counterparts from britain, saudi arabia and oman and participate in talks on syria and yemen. additional meetings are also expected, although the department would not confirm a widely anticipat






how do saudis celebrate valentine’s day? very carefully


riyadh—whatever you call february 14 in saudi arabia, just don’t call it valentine’s day.a celebration named after a martyred christian saint doesn’t translate well in a conservative kingdom that follows an austere interpretation of sunni islam. religious police prowl for sale items associated with the holiday, which is banned here despite its secular makeover in the west over the centuries.at the back of a gift shop in...






tillerson off to europe on 1st trip amid disarray at home


washington — secretary of state rex tillerson is heading to germany this week on his first trip abroad as america's top diplomat, the state department said tuesday.tillerson departs on wednesday for a meeting of foreign ministers from the group of 20 world powers in bonn on thursday and friday amid disarray in the trump administration's national security team and european concerns over u.s. priorities on the continent as well as its commitments to nato and other international organizations.the state department said that in addition to participating in large g20 sessions, tillerson will also meet separately with counterparts from britain, saudi arabia and oman and participate in talks on syria and yemen. additional meetings are also expected, although the department would not confirm a wide






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image copyrightsam walton and rev dan woodhouseimage caption sam walton is a quaker and rev dan woodhouse is a methodist minister two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being in






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image copyrightsam walton and rev dan woodhouseimage caption sam walton is a quaker and rev dan woodhouse is a methodist minister two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being in






u.s., middle east allies explore arab military coalition


beirut—the trump administration is in talks with arab allies about having them form a military alliance that would share intelligence with israel to help counter their mutual foe, iran, according to several middle eastern officials.the alliance would include countries such as saudi arabia and the united arab emirates that are avowed enemies of israel as well as egypt and jordan, which have longstanding peace treaties with israel,...






trump on phone calls: 'don't worry about it'


the u.s. has put iran “on notice” for carrying out a medium-range ballistic missile test and attacks by forces on a saudi frigate, white house national security advisor michael flynn said wednesday, a cryptic comment that appeared to signal the trump administration is taking a tougher stance on iran than its predecessor. “the trump administration condemns such actions by iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the middle east and place american lives at risk,” flynn told reporters at the white house. iran’s first real test of the trump administration e sunday, when the u.s. military tracked an iranian missile launch at a site more than 130 miles east of tehran. the missile was tracked flying southward 650 miles before exploding when its reentry veh






trump slaps sanctions on iran after ballistic missile test


the u.s. has put iran “on notice” for carrying out a medium-range ballistic missile test and attacks by forces on a saudi frigate, white house national security advisor michael flynn said wednesday, a cryptic comment that appeared to signal the trump administration is taking a tougher stance on iran than its predecessor. “the trump administration condemns such actions by iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the middle east and place american lives at risk,” flynn told reporters at the white house. iran’s first real test of the trump administration e sunday, when the u.s. military tracked an iranian missile launch at a site more than 130 miles east of tehran. the missile was tracked flying southward 650 miles before exploding when its reentry veh






trump to order review of financial rules


the u.s. has put iran “on notice” for carrying out a medium-range ballistic missile test and attacks by forces on a saudi frigate, white house national security advisor michael flynn said wednesday, a cryptic comment that appeared to signal the trump administration is taking a tougher stance on iran than its predecessor. “the trump administration condemns such actions by iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the middle east and place american lives at risk,” flynn told reporters at the white house. iran’s first real test of the trump administration e sunday, when the u.s. military tracked an iranian missile launch at a site more than 130 miles east of tehran. the missile was tracked flying southward 650 miles before exploding when its reentry veh






hours after landing in u.s., cleveland clinic doctor forced to leave due to trum


hours after landing in new york on urday, a doctor at the prestigious cleveland clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by president donald trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly muslim countries for 90 days. her flight to saudi arabia took off minutes before a federal judge in new…






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