329 articles tagged "Saudi Arabia"
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New Israeli Early Warning Station in Eritrea Tracks Iran’s Movements
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

The installation can track Iranian and ISIS movements in Red Sea region.

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Riyadh Accuses US of Derailing Trilateral Sunni Bloc Initiative
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2016

Behind the closed doors, the Turkish and Egyptian rulers were locked in an irreconcilable clash.

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US Elbowed Aside by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016

Obama’s policies were the catalyst that united the main Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf countries.

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Israel Lines Up with Saudi Arabia, UAE Against Iran, Hizballah and ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016

There is a strong emphasis on bilateral intelligence and operational cooperation regarding Iran’s ballistic missile.

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How the US and Jordan Took Out Mustafa Badr Al-Din
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016

Obama decided to respond to Iran’s deliveries of ballistic missiles.

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IRGC routed in Syria by new missile
DEBKAfile Special Report May 16, 2016

The defeat that Iran and Hizballah suffered on May 6 in a battle at the Syrian village of Khan Touman showed they cannot win the war for Syria’s President Assad. Seven days after the clash, the commander of Hizballah’s forces in Syria, Mustafa Bader Al-din, was killed in a ground-to-ground missile strike near the Damascus international airport. Later claims by various sources that he was killed in the battle were attempts to conceal the two biggest military blows suffered by the Iranians and Hizballah in Syria.

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Battle Royal for Young Saudi Prince’s Reform Vision
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The new economic plan is supposed to herald a major change in the conservative country’s economy and society. DEBKA Weekly’s Saudi experts predict that there may be strong opposition within the royal family

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Suddenly Russia consents to consider Assad’s ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2016

Washington and Moscow have made dramatic progress over the last few days in marathon telephone talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on ending the war in Syria. Russia agreed for the first time to discuss the possibility that Syrian President Bashar Assad will step down, and the conditions under which such a process will take place.    

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US Sinai pullback payback for islands handover
DEBKAfile Special Report April 27, 2016

The US withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula last weekend in response to Egypt’s transfer of sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia. The move came after Washington protested to Egyptian President El-Sisi over its exclusion from consultations and military coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel regarding the islands.  

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Quadrilateral War Room for Red Sea Tiran Island
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

It was agreed at a secret meeting between Netanyahu and Saudi defense minister.

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Saudis Round up Egypt and Turkey under Same Umbrella
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

The new alliance enables Riyadh to control the point where the Red Sea meets the Suez Canal.

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The Bridge that Goes Nowhere
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

The King Salman Bridge may unify the smuggling networks in Abu Dhabi with those of ISIS in Libya.

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Yemeni Rebels’ Stinging Slap for Their Sponsor - Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

The Saudis and Yemeni Houthi rebels have got together for a “calm border” truce, opening the way for ending the Yemen war and dumping Iran.

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Zaman journalists protest takeover
Turkey and Saudi Arabia hit back for the Obama-Putin Syrian pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 5, 2016

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have taken separate steps to break free from Washington’s dictates on the Syrian issue and show their resistance to Russia’s highhanded intervention in Syria. They are moving on separate tracks to signal their defiance and frustration with the exclusive pact between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin which ostracizes Riyadh and Ankara on the Syrian question. Turkey, saddled with three million Syrian refugees, is desperate for a no-fly, security zone to shelter them on Syrian soil.
 

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Saudis ready to give Syrian rebels missiles against Russian warplanes and tanks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2016

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king’s son, is choreographing escalated Saudi intervention in the Syrian war. He plans to arm Syrian rebels militias with missiles capable of striking the new Russian T-90 tanks, which debkafile’s intelligence sources disclose were shipped directly to the Syrian army’s armed divisions in the last two weeks from the Russian Black Sea base of Novorossiysk. 

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Sidelined in Syria, Saudis Target Hizballah on Its Lebanese Home Ground
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in Lebanon against Shiite Iran and Hizballah, after being warned off by Russia and the US from intervention in Syria.

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia Talk Big, But Are Peripheral to Syrian Crisis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016

Obama and Putin have no intention of cutting Turkey and Saudi Arabia into their joint plans for the Syrian military conflict or future. Erdogan, while bitterly opposed to their sponsorship of the Kurds, will think twice before stepping into Syria.

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As US & Russia Dicker over a Syria Ceasefire, the Obama-Putin Pact Is Firm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The dickering for a compromise on a ceasefire in Syria has not shaken the Obama-Putin pact which gives Russian the leading military role in the conflict. The ceasefire lines will reflect the US and Russian lines east and west respectively of the Euphrates River.

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Russian S-400 anti-air missile in Syria
Russian hands-off warning to US, Saudis, Turks amid crucial Aleppo battle
DEBKAfile Special Report February 6, 2016

The five-year old Syrian civil war faces its most critical moment. Saturday, Feb. 6, a combined force of Syrian army and Hizballah troops and an Iraqi Shiite militia under Iranian officers, were led by Russian air and Spetsnaz (special forces) officers into pressing forward to encircle 35,000 rebels trapped in Aleppo, the country’s largest city. The biggest refugee exodus of the Syrian war is blocked at the Turkish border. Moscow hints it will fight off any US, Saudi or Turkish interference.

 

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Iran Extracts Last-Minute US Concessions on Nuclear Accord Deadline Day
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016

Zarif extracted concessions on centrifuges from Kerry as the six foreign ministers waited ready in Vienna, hour after hour, to declare the nuclear accord in force and start lifting sanctions.

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