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Abqaiq–Khurais attack on Saudi Arabia Oil Fields

On 14th September 2019 a state owned Saudi Araco oil processing unit at Khurais and Abqaiq was attacked by a drone. The attack was claimed by the Houthi movement in Yemen. They assert that the attacks are their right in retaliation for the air strikes  and other attacks in Yemen. The frequency of Houthi attacks ..

Abhijit Guha appointed to lead United Nations’ Mission in war-hit Yemen

Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). He has been tasked with leading the UN oversight of a ceasefire agreement between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi ..

Saudi and Iran together at Iraq Summit

In a Summit which has been organised by Baghdad the arch regional rivals, Saudi Arabia and Iran have together at the same table. The Summit has thus reinforced the image of Iraq as a friend among the neighbouring states in the region. Iraq, has itself borne the brunt of three decades of brutal war and ..

Iran: Rouhani asks regional powers to unite against US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked all the countries of the region to get together against the United States of America during his address on the occasion of Army Day parade in Tehran. Rouhani also told that they should get together to push back Zionism from the region stating that it is the nexus of ..

Yemen: President Hadi attends rare parliamentary session

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who heads the internationally recognised government of Yemen has paid a rare visit to the country and also took part in a parliamentary session. Hadi has been living in Saudi Arabia ever since the rebel group of Houthis had seized control of the capital Sanaa. He was able to attend the ..

Pakistan: Deadly explosion rocks Quetta market

In the Pakistani city of Quetta, a deadly explosion killed at least 20 people and wounded another 40 in the latest attack on the minority community of Hazara in Quetta.  Zia Langove, the provincial minister said, “Four or five of the wounded are in critical condition”. The Hazaras were buying the vegetables when the explosion ..

Hassan Rouhani sworn-in as new President of Iran

Hassan Rouhani has been officially sworn-in as the 7th President of Iran for his second term on August 3, 2017. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei gave his official approval for the president-elect by giving him a decree to assign him his duties. Rouhani won re-election in May 2017, after securing 57% of the votes ..