Day: March 30, 2015

No Evacuation Plan For Americans Stranded In Yemen (International Business Times)

March 30, 2015

Tires were used to create roadblocks in the southern Yemen city of Aden, where Houthi-aligned forces fought in the streets on Friday, March 27, 2015.Saleh Al-Obeidi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The exodus of foreign diplomats and citizens from war-torn Yemen has surged in recent days amid Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Iranian-backed Houthi militias, who have taken […]

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Mark Crowell Named Vice President of KAUST Innovation and Economic Development (PR Newswire)

March 30, 2015

THUWAL, Saudi Arabia, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ – Mark Crowell has been named the vice president of Innovation and Economic Development at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). As of July 1, 2015, his responsibilities will include the development, management and commercialization of our intellectual property portfolio, the creation and support of new […]

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Yemen rebels advance on key city amid Arab coalition airstrikes (dpa German Press Agency)

March 30, 2015

Sana’a (dpa) – Yemen’s Houthi rebels were advancing on the southern city of Aden on Monday despite airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition amid fears that the conflict is taking its toll on civilians. Houthi insurgents were positioned about 30 kilometres east of Aden, stronghold of embattled President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya […]

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Riyadh sets itself up as region's policeman (The Independent)

March 30, 2015

The Arab League’s declaration of the establishment of a joint Arab military force comes hot on the heels of the escalation of the Yemen conflict, but both Yemen and the league’s declaration are about more than stabilisation. They are also about restoring Saudi influence in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia used to be a major […]

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Prices of Bonny Light, Others Edge Higher (allAfrica.com)

March 30, 2015

The price of Nigeria’s Bonny Light and other Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) basket of 12 crudes stood at $54.55 a barrel yesterday, compared with $50.83 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. The new OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente […]

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Egyptian Troops Show Commitment to Yemen War (Arutz Sheva)

March 30, 2015

Egypt is one of several major allies for Saudi Arabia in Operation Decisive Storm, but it is not yet clear just how involved the largest Arab army and largest Arab air force will be in the Saudi-led offensive. Since the Shiite Houthis launched an operation to capture the critical port city of Aden, Egypt has […]

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Saudis, Pakistan stage military drills near Yemen border (dpa German Press Agency)

March 30, 2015

Riyadh (dpa)- Saudi and Pakistani troops started a joint military exercise near the kingdom’s border with Yemen, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday, as Saudi Arabia is leading an air campaign against rebels in its southern neighbour. Major General Fares bin Abdullah, a senior Saudi commander, told SPA that the drills were part […]

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Arab coalition jets bomb rebels' facilities in Yemeni capital (dpa German Press Agency)

March 30, 2015

Sana’a (dpa) – A Saudi-led alliance mounted a series of airstrikes against military facilities of Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the capital Sana’a on the fifth day of a military campaign threatening to turn the country into a proxy battleground between Saudi Arabia and regional rival Iran. The allied fighter jets bombarded the Houthi-held presidential palace […]

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