Analysts say Riyadh and Abu Dhabi differ over how to move forward in Yemen. The UAE, the kingdom's main military ally on the ground for most of the war, in June scaled down its military presence under pressure from Western allies to end the conflict.
In their measured response, these two countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) did not take sides. Earlier, two other OIC countries — UAE and Maldives — backed India, saying that its decision on J&K was an “internal issue”.
Saudi Arabia is granting greater freedoms by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing and controversial guardianship policy that had required male consent for a woman to travel or carry a passport.
The missile hit in the city's neighbourhood of Breiqa where a military parade was underway by forces loyal to the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels since 2015 in support of Yemen's internationally recognized government.
During Salman’s visit, New Delhi and Riyadh will set up a “Strategic Partnership Council” at the ministerial level to deepen partnership in areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture
With an angry Saudi Arabia, along with some other Gulf countries cutting off ties with Qatar over alleged support to Islamists, the regional power play in West Asia has put India in a spot. With 7 million Indians in the Gulf and nearly 6 lakh in Qatar, India now has to navigate the fault lines […]
The European Parliament has voted for an EU-wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the embargo on Thursday (February 25), which is not legally binding. They said Britain had licensed more than 3 billion euros of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since Saudi-led forces began military operations in Yemen in […]