Saudi Arabia braces for heavy rain as red weather warning issued for Madinah

JEDDAH: Meteorologists in Saudi Arabia have issued a red warning for heavy rain in Madinah province. Civil defense teams have been deployed in preparation to respond to any flooding. Heavy rain has caused flooding across the Kingdom in recent weeks with a number of fatalities and disruption for transport. The General Authority of

Trump says he will stand by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month. Defying pressure from U.S. lawmakers to impose tougher sanctions on Saudi

Saudi Arabia and UAE announce $500 million aid programme for Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which together lead a coalition of Arab states fighting against in Yemen against the Houthi movement that controls the capital, pledged a new $500 million food aid programme for Yemen on Tuesday. The programme was announced by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabi'ah,

Iraq urges U.S. to consider its position in talks on Iran sanctions

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iraq's president on Sunday urged the United States to consider Baghdad's political and economic position as the countries negotiate on relief for Iraq from Washington's reimposed sanctions against Iran. The United States said on Friday Iraq can continue to import natural gas and energy supplies from Iran for