Saudi Arabia

Airstrikes hit Sana’a day after truce ends

Saudi-led jets struck sites in Yemen’s rebel-controlled capital, Sana’a, on Sunday, hours after a temporary UN-broked ceasefire ended, residents said.

Key rebel official reported killed as Yemen truce nears end

A senior official in Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement has been killed, Saudi-owned television station Al Arabiya reported Saturday, hours before the end of a fragile UN-brokered truce.

Saudi Arabia executes royal prince for murder

A prince from the Saudi royal family was executed on Tuesday for murdering a man during a brawl in the capital Riyadh, the Interior Ministry announced.

Saudi coalition blames funeral raid on wrong information from Yemenis

The Saudi-led coalition Saturday said "mistaken information" from its Yemeni allies was behind an airstrike that killed an estimated 140 people at a funeral in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sana'a...

Watchdog: Saudi-led funeral attack apparent “war crime”

A recent airstrike that left more than 100 dead at a Yemeni funeral hall is "an apparent war crime," said Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday, arguing that the bomb used to bombard the area was US-...

Yemeni forces target Saudi base as US says rockets fired at ship

Yemeni forces aligned with the Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at an air base deep inside Saudi Arabia, Houthi media said on Monday, while the US said one of its naval vessels had been...

Yemeni leader calls for battles inside Saudi Arabia after bombing

Yemen's powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Sunday called on citizens and the army to retaliate inside Saudi territory for an airstrike on a funeral hall that the United Nations said...

Yemenis rally in capital against funeral "massacre"

Thousands of Yemenis staged a rally in the capital Sana’a Sunday, condemning an airstrike on a funeral hall that the United Nations said killed at least 140 people and injured more than 500.

Rescuers scour rubble of bombed funeral hall in Yemen

Rescuers were on Sunday searching for victims in the rubble of a funeral hall in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital Sana’a where the United Nations said at least 140 people were killed in an...

US reviews support for Saudi-led coalition after Yemen funeral attack

The US said Saturday it would begin an "immediate review" of its support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, after an attack on a funeral in the capital Sana'a killed more than 140 people.

Deadly airstrikes hit funeral hall in rebel-held Sana’a

An unspecified number of people were killed and injured on Saturday after jets believed to be from a Saudi-led alliance hit a funeral hall in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sana’a, witnesses said.

Saudi Arabia turns to Gregorian calendar to shore up finances

Saudi Arabia on Sunday shifted to the Gregorian or Western calendar as a basis for paying civil servants as part of an austerity package.

Saudis slam US bill allowing Sept 11 suits against foreign states

Saudi Arabia has criticized a US bill that would allow families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York to sue the Gulf country, Saudi state media reported on Friday.

Congress overrides Obama, allows terrorism victims to sue Saudis

The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override a veto by President Barack Obama on a bill that would allow the families of September 11, 2001, terrorist attack victims to sue the Saudi...

Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian maid for killing child

Saudi authorities on Monday executed an Ethiopian housemaid convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, the Interior Ministry said.