Day: February 13, 2015

Saudis evacuate embassy staff from Yemen (Al Jazeera)

February 13, 2015

Kingdom is the first Arab country to evacuate embassy staff from Sanaa after Houthis took over government in a coup. Saudi Arabia has suspended operations at its embassy in Yemen, and evacuated its staff due to the deteriorating situation in the capital, Sanaa, controlled by the Houthi rebels, the foreign ministry has said. “Due to […]

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One in Four Young Saudis at Risk of Heart Attack, Study Warns (Newsweek)

February 13, 2015

Saudi Civil Defence members use a forklift to move Khaled Mohsen Shaeri, 20, from his house in the Saudi city of Jizan, and to be airlifted to the capital Riyadh for medical treatmentFaisal Al Nasse/REUTERS Young people in Saudi Arabia are a “generation of electronic potatoes” and one in four are destined to suffer potentially […]

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YEMEN – Saudi Arabia evacuates embassy staff from Yemen (France 24)

February 13, 2015

Saudi Arabia has joined Western states in evacuating diplomatic staff from Yemen after a power grab by the Shiite Houthi militia earlier this month. French, British and US embassy staff were also urged to leave this week. The move reflects the hostility of Yemen’s majority Sunni neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis.Riyadh has suspended all work […]

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