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Workers are seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

US sending troops to bolster Saudi defences after attack

21 September 2019, 6:51 AM

The US is wary of getting dragged into another conflict in the Middle East. It has troops positioned in Syria and Iraq, two countries where Iranian influence is strong and Iran-backed forces operate openly.

Yemeni Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of “dangerous escalation”

20 September 2019, 11:55 AM

The Yemeni Houthi movement on Friday accused the Saudi-led coalition of a dangerous escalation of the situation around Hodeidah after coalition forces attacked targets north of the port city.

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Costly Saudi defenses prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 September 2019, 6:04 AM

Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.

US blames Iran for Saudi attacks

15 September 2019, 11:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom’s output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy.

US military drone shot down over Yemen: officials

21 August 2019, 2:31 PM

A United States military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two US officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

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