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Millions of Yemenis days away from losing clean running water.

Source: Oxfam Country: Yemen Eight million people will be without running water within days as fuel runs out due to the blockade, joining almost 16 million people who already cannot get clean piped water, warns Oxfam.Danger of Cholera comeback as four in five people will be without steady water supply Eight million people ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Iran hits back at Saudi crown prince's 'crude' Hitler comparison.

Iran sent a stern warning to Saudi Arabia after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "the new Hitler of the Middle East."

- IOL - ZA

Saudi crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler'.

RIYADH, Nov 25 — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has denounced Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the new Hitler of the Middle East', as tensions simmer between the regional rivals. Saudi Arabia and Iran have engaged...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Saudi crown prince compares Khamenei to Hitler.

'Political appeasement a European error to avoid in the region'

- ANSA - IT

Syrian opposition picks chief negotiator ahead of new Geneva talks | Reuters.

RIYADH/AMMAN - Syria’s main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week. Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee leader Nasr al-Hariri arrives for a new round of negotiation with UN ...

- Firstpost - IN

Syrian opposition picks chief negotiator ahead of new Geneva talks.

RIYADH/AMMAN - Syria's main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week.

- Reuters - US

Saudi princes and billionaires 'tortured & insulted' following brutal crackdown.

Saudi royalty and billionaires are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, according to insider reports.It comes after the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh was commandeered to house almost 50 Saudi...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Iran blasts 'immature' Saudi crown prince.

Iran fires back after Prince Mohammed Bin Salman calls Khamenei the new Hitler of the Middle East'.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

'Wiping out' extremist ideology is my mission: Issa.

The head of a Saudi-based organization that for decades was charged with spreading the Wahhabi school of Islam around the world has said those times were over and his focus now was aimed at annihilating extremist ideology.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. backs Saudi 'first step' in addressing Yemen crisis.

The United States Friday welcomed a first step by Saudi Arabia to allow humanitarian aid to reach Yemen and called for negotiations on the country's conflict.

- The Daily Star - LB

US calls for 'additional steps' to end Yemen blockade.

Saudi-led coalition has shut air, land and sea access to country, saying it will halt arms from reaching Houthi rebels.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The global spread of a culture of integrity

One of the surprising news events of 2017 was the arrest of more than 200 prominent people in Saudi Arabia for corruption. The roundup on Nov. 4 even included powerful princes within the ruling royal family. Now the leader of the campaign, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has revealed a prime reason for this dramatic ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Saudi prince beating Trump in Time's Person of the Year

Saudi Arabia's maverick Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, looks set to beat President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and a bevy of other high-profile figures in Time Magazine's Person of the Year reader poll....

- The Raw Story - US

The global spread of a culture of integrity

The mass arrests for corruption in Saudi Arabia were really a result of peer pressure among the world's wealthiest countries who are trying to address a public desire for openness and transparent in governance.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Iran hits back over Saudi's prince's 'Hitler' comment

A war of words intensifies after the Saudi crown prince compares Iran's supreme leader to Hitler.

- BBC - UK

Yemen: Saudi Arabia authorize flights to Sanaa

Saudi Arabia has given the United Nations permission to resume flights into Yemen. The Middle Eastern country had tightened their blockade after a long-range missile was intercepted near the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Autocracies breed terrorism in Middle East: Qatari foreign minister

Accusing Saudi leadership of fracturing the region, Qatari FM says a pattern is emerging when they create a new crisis The post Autocracies breed terrorism in Middle East: Qatari foreign minister appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Saudi Crown Prince calls Khamenei 'new Hitler'

As tensions simmer between the kingdom and Iran.

- The Hindu - IN

A race against time for starving Yemenis

For the past few weeks, Saudi Arabia has made it virtually impossible to get food to Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world.Yemen has been tiptoeing toward famine for the better part of three years. It's a man-made crisis...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Saudi Arabia's crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler' of the Middle East

Amid his sweeping cultural reforms and systematic purges from the royal family, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince this week called Iran’s supreme leader the “new Hitler of the Middle East,” comments that are sure to ratchet up the conflict between the two rival Muslim powers.

- FOX News - US

With Saudi blockade threatening famine in Yemen, US points finger at Iran

The White House is pressing to declassify intelligence allegedly linking Iran to short-range ballistic missile attacks by Yemeni insurgents against Saudi Arabia, part of a public relations blitz aimed at persuading America's U.N. counterparts that Tehran is helping to fuel the country's conflict.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Iran decries 'adventurous' Saudi crown prince's 'mistakes'

- Townhall.com - US

Saudi Crown Prince gets candid about anti-corruption drive

The majority of the royal family stands behind the drive and has pledged allegiance to Mohammad's reforms

- GulfNews - AE

Russia working with Saudi Arabia to unify Syrian opposition: Lavrov

Russia is working together with Saudi Arabia to unify the Syrian opposition, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

UN: Saudi coalition OKs resumption of UN flights to Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition that has imposed an air, sea and land blockade on war-battered Yemen since Nov. 6 has authorized the resumption of UN flights to the Yemeni capital starting Saturday, a UN aid official said

- The Daily Star - LB

Iran says Saudi Crown Prince's behavior "immature, weak-minded": State TV

Iran said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was discredited internationally by his "immature" behavior, state television reported, after Mohammed bin Salman called Iran's Supreme Leader "the new Hitler of the Middle East"

- The Daily Star - LB

US backs 'first step' in addressing Yemen crisis, urges political talks: Statement

The United States on Friday welcomed what it called a "first step" by Saudi Arabia to allow humanitarian aid to reach Yemen, and called for political negotiations to address the ongoing crisis in the wake of the Saudi-led coalition's blockade there

- The Daily Star - LB

Putin crowns himself OPEC king – media

For more than half a century, Saudi Arabia's oil minister could move markets with a few choice words about what OPEC may decide at its next meeting, generating millions if not billions of dollars of profit for insiders, according to Bloomberg.

- UNIAN - UA

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader 'new Hitler': NYT 

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran 'the new Hitler of the Middle East' in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals.

- BDNews24 - BD

Iran says Saudi Crown Prince's behaviour 'immature, weak-minded'

Mohammad bin Salman had described Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the 'new Hitler of Middle East' The post Iran says Saudi Crown Prince's behaviour 'immature, weak-minded' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader 'new Hitler': NYT

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran "the new Hitler of the Middle East" in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals.

- Reuters - US

U.S. backs 'first step' in addressing Yemen crisis, urges political talks: statement

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday welcomed what it called a "first step" by Saudi Arabia to allow humanitarian aid to reach Yemen, and called for political negotiations to address the ongoing crisis in the wake of the Saudi-led coalition's blockade there.

- Reuters - US

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Iran's Supreme Leader 'New Hitler'

RIYADH - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has denounced Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the "new Hitler of the Middle East", as tensions simmer between the regional rivals.

- Breitbart - US

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran's Supreme Leader 'the new Hitler'

Mohammed bin Salman suggests the Islamic Republic's alleged expansion needs to be confronted

- The Globe and Mail - CA

It is over for the strict Wahhabi school of Islam! Saudis pushing for a more moderate Islam

The head of a Saudi-based organization that for decades was charged with spreading the strict Wahhabi school of Islam around the world has said those times were over and his focus now was aimed at annihilating extremist ideology. Former justice minister Mohammed al-Issa, appointed secretary-general of the Mecca-based Muslim ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Iran's supreme leader 'the new Hitler', says Saudi crown prince

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called Iran's supreme leader “the new Hitler of the Middle East”, amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Alluding to Iran's growing regional power, Mohammed bin Salman said it was important to avoid a repeat “of what happened in Europe in the Middle East”. ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Iran's supreme leader 'the new Hitler', says Saudi crown prince

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler attacks Iran's supreme leader, amid soaring Saudi-Iranian tensions.

- BBC - UK

Why the arrest of Saudi Arabia's second richest man is causing shockwaves in Ethiopia

Saudi Arabia has arrested its second richest man, Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, as part of a wide-ranging 'anti-corruption drive' - while Ethiopia looks on nervously.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Saudi crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler'

In an interview, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Iran could not be allowed to spread its influence.

- Zee News - IN

Saudi-led coalition: Defence minister asked not to make commitments without notifying Senate

Days before the formal launch of the Saudi-led coalition against terrorism, PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar on Friday asked the defence minister not to make any commitments in Riyadh without first notifying Senate. The senator also demanded that the government take parliament into confidence regarding the terms of reference ...

- DAWN - PK

UN: Aid workers to return to Yemen at weekend but no aid yet

GENEVA, Nov 24 — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has given the United Nations permission to resume flights of aid workers to the Houthi-controlled capital tomorrow, but not to dock ships loaded with wheat and medical supplies, a UN...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hariri is back and so is Lebanon's status quo

BEIRUT, Nov 24 — His shock resignation and mysterious stay in Saudi Arabia had sparked fears of chaos but Prime Minister Saad Hariri's homecoming appears to signal a return to what Lebanon's political class does best: The status quo. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Saudis charged with corruption seek to come clean

In Saudi Arabia's massive anti-corruption sweep, the vast majority of businessmen and officials implicated have agreed to financial settlements, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told the New York Times.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Saudi Arabia has overreached on Iran, Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and Iran's proxy battles are at the root of much of the death and destruction in the Middle East in recent years.

- The Japan Times - JP

Politico: Saudi Arabia's Populist King in Waiting

Last month in Saudi Arabia, 11 princes along with a number of current and former government officials were arrested by a newly announced anti-corruption committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

- Breitbart - US

Russia working with Saudi Arabia to unify Syrian opposition: Lavrov

MOSCOW - Russia is working together with Saudi Arabia to unify the Syrian opposition, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Friday.

- Reuters - US

'Wiping out' extremist ideology is my mission: head of Saudi-based Muslim body

PARIS - The head of a Saudi-based organization that for decades was charged with spreading the strict Wahhabi school of Islam around the world has said those times were over and his focus now was aimed at annihilating extremist ideology.

- Reuters - US

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

BEIRUT - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month.

- Reuters - US

UN: Saudi coalition OKs resumption of UN flights to Yemen

The United Nations says the Saudi-led coalition that has imposed an air, sea and land blockade on Yemen since Nov. 6 has authorized the resumption of U.N. flights to the Yemeni capital starting Saturday.

- FOX News - US

UN says aid workers to return to Yemen on Saturday but no aid yet

The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting in Yemen has given the United Nations permission to resume flights of aid workers to areas controlled by the Houthi movement Saturday, but not to dock ships with wheat and medical supplies, a U.N. spokesman said.

- The Daily Star - LB

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