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Iran vows to destroy any aggressor, as US sends troops to Saudi

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and US officials blamed on Tehran.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Iran threatens ‘all out war’ against US, Saudi Arabia if attacked

Iran warned Thursday that military action by the United States or Saudi Arabia would result in “all-out war,” as the Trump administration weighed its response after blaming Iran for a wave of strikes that crippled the kingdom’s oil infrastructure.g
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 2006 Saudi security guard the entrance of the oil processing plant of the Saudi state oil giant Aramco in Abqaiq in the oil-rich Eastern Province. Drones struck two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early on September 14, 2019, state media said, citing the interior ministry. “The industrial security teams of Aramco started dealing with fires at two of its facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of… drones,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.STRINGER / AFP

Saudi asks Iraq for 20 million barrels of crude after attack on Aramco facilities

Riyadh on Thursday asked Iraq’s national oil marketing company for 20 million barrels of crude to supply the country’s stocks after an attack on Saudi Aramco facilities.

Iran slams new US sanctions after Saudi oil attacks

Iran’s foreign minister has strongly condemned the ordering of new sanctions against Iran in the wake of the attacks on major Saudi oil facilities on the weekend, which Riyadh and Washington have blamed on Tehran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’

Following a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States supports Riyadh’s “right to defend itself” and said Washington would not tolerate Iran’s “threatening behavior.”
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31. - AFP PHOTO - FAYEZ NURELDINE

Saudi Arabia unveils evidence of Iran’s link to attacks

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Saudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on Aramco oil plants

Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry a day earlier knocked out more than half of Saudi crude output.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Saudi stocks plunge after drone attack on oil facilities

Saudi stocks plunged 2.3% as the market opened on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry Saturday knocked out more than half of Saudi crude output.
Mashael al-Jaloud, right, wearing western clothes at a mall in Riyadh as she walks next to four women wearing niqabs

Saudi women drop Abaya, Hijab

Some rebel women have started to shun the obligatory abaya when they leave the house in a bold push for social liberties by young Saudis.
Anthony Joshua (left) aims to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr last June in the rematch in Saudi Arabia in December. Andrew Couldridge-Action Images via Reuters

Andy Ruiz: I’ll make more history against Anthony Joshua in Saudi rematch

Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr promised on Wednesday that history would repeat itself when he takes on Anthony Joshua in December’s controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz digging his own grave

A much thinner looking Anthony Joshua says he’s now properly motivated to beat Andy Ruiz Jr., and he’s ready to become a two-time heavyweight world champion on December 7.
Two months have passed since Anthony Joshua was defeated by the Mexican-American underdog Andy Ruiz Jr in New York, and with a rematch scheduled for December 7, the British boxer has taken action.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter defends Saudi fight venue as game-changer for boxing

Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, on Monday defended a decision to stage the Briton’s heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia.
Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport stayed in the U.S. after his fighter Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KO’s) lost four belts and suffered a huge upset loss to Andy Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO’s) on June 1 in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz meet in rematch December 7

The rematch between former World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, and the reigning Word Heavyweight Champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, will hold in Saudi Arabia on December 7, 2019.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Nigeria ban on Shiite group sparks fears over crackdown

A ban by the Nigerian authorities on a prominent Shiite movement for “terrorism” has driven fears of a worsening crackdown that could ignite a new conflict.
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (R) with King Salman.

Saudi king loses brother Prince Bandar at 96

Royal Court of Saudi Arabia has announced the demise of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on Sunday evening, says Saudi Press Agency.
Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions.

Saudi Arabia suspends visas to people from Congo over Ebola

Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 14, 2018 Philippines' Manny Pacquiao attends the weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse on July 15. - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and former world welterweight champion Adrien Broner will announce details November 19, 2018 in New York about their upcoming bout, expected in January at Las Vegas. Pacquaio owns the World Boxing Association's regular welterweight crown, a step below US unbeaten WBA 'super champion' Keith Thurman, after stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in July at Kuala Lumpur -- his first knockout win since 2009. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year in spite of claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino’s publicist has said.
Donald Trump holds a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, at the White House, on 20 March 2018. Evan Vucci-AP

US Senate blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The US Senate – in a rare bipartisan move – has voted to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, strongly wanted by President Donald Trump in recent months, for a total value of eight billion dollars.

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Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.