Lundi, 20 Novembre, 2017

30 killed in Saudi offensive against Yemen's Houthis

Saad Hariri Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri Former Prime Minister of Lebanon
Manon Joubert | 09 Novembre, 2017, 00:22

It is a "strategic mistake and a miscalculation" for Saudi Arabia to opt for friendship with the US and Israel and avoid Iran as a friend.

An official in Aoun's office said Wednesday that Hariri is still considered the prime minister.

According to the agreement, Syria was responsible for overseeing the balance of power among all sectarian groups in Lebanon and managed the Sunni-Shiite rift, a role which was undermined after the assassination of then Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, resulting in the ousting of Syrian troops from Lebanon and accusing Hezbollah of being behind the assassination. "But I think as things stand, they will be able to reach an agreement in the November meeting", the senior lecturer in Energy Economics, Xiaoyi Mu, has concluded.

Saudi-led forces, which have been fighting the Houthis since March 2015, intercepted and destroyed the weapon before it reached its target.

The potential further increase in oil price, buoyed by the situation in Saudi Arabia, may influence the upcoming negotiations but is unlikely to tank the deal.

Channel 10 also reported -without citing sources- that Egypt had warned Saudi against putting too much pressure on Iran and Hezbollah as it may quickly plunge the region into violent conflict between Iran and its branches and Saudi Arabia and its allies.

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

Historically, one of the problems with revolutions is that they are seldom led by the sort of people who can be trusted to manage a revolution.

"There is some skepticism about the tax bill going through", said Donald Selkin, Chief Market Strategist at Newbridge Securities in New York.

One of the detainees is believed to be Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a businessman and hotel investor whose company, Kingdom Holding Co., is co-owner of New York's The Plaza Hotel and Four Seasons Hotels Ltd.

The recent missile attack near the Saudi Arabian capital's airport was a legitimate response by the Yemeni people to Saudi bombings, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said.

"You can't meet [an] Iranian leader [one day] and the next day you demand to cut off Iran's hand in Lebanon", he added.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday said he considers Iran's alleged supplying of weapons to Houthis in Yemen an act of "direct aggression".

The detainees include 11 Saudi princes and several other ministers.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 8.81 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 23,557.23, the S&P 500 lost 0.56 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 2,590.57 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 18.65 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 6,767.78.

According to Capital Economics, it is confident about its year-end forecast of $57 per barrel for Brent.

How to help: Officials are setting up two bank accounts, including one with Wells Fargo, to collect donations for the victims and their families. Allow me to bring a little bit of wisdom as the European voice in a world that seems to go completely crazy here: "It's dangerous", she told reporters in Washington.