AlUla: Arabia

AlUla is a largely oasis valley in the vast desert of the North West Arabian Peninsula and home to 3,000 years of powerful successive civilizations. Some of the most important survey and excavation work in modern history has been taking place in the region, revealing the deep past of AlUla. * Mysterious yet sophisticated stone… Continue reading AlUla: Arabia

Saudi Arabia and Yemen (attacks)

  June 2019 - The Republic of Yemen is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in western Asia and covers 203,850 square miles.    The territory also includes more than 200 islands.   It is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.     A… Continue reading Saudi Arabia and Yemen (attacks)

Saudi Arabia Depth of Damage to Its Oil Facilities – Attacks on Yemen and damage

  This is Saudi Arabia—Hundreds of workers scurried in the stifling summer heat around cranes by a 100-foot-tall processing unit, a vital part of this sprawling oil facility, now charred black and reeking of tar and burned metal following an attack .     Saudi Arabia took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington… Continue reading Saudi Arabia Depth of Damage to Its Oil Facilities – Attacks on Yemen and damage

Saudi Arabia – Drones / maps of attack September 2019

  The Abqaiq (also Babqaiq) oil processing facility is 60 km (37 miles) southwest of Aramco’s Dhahran headquarters. The oil processing plant handles crude from the world’s largest conventional oilfield, the supergiant Ghawar, and for export to terminals Ras Tanura - the world’s biggest offshore oil loading facility - and Juaymah. It also pumps westwards across the… Continue reading Saudi Arabia – Drones / maps of attack September 2019

Yemen Houthi – US bases – Iran – Saudi Arabia – Israel

  Iran’s president has warned American and other foreign forces to “stay away” from the region, as Tehran paraded long-range missile capable of reaching American bases.    Hassan Rouhani said the presence of such troops in the Gulf has always brought “pain and misery”, in a speech made at an annual military parade to commemorate the… Continue reading Yemen Houthi – US bases – Iran – Saudi Arabia – Israel

Saudi Arabia, Yemen Houthi, Iran, Israel, USA, UK, oil

Yemen’s Houthi rebels announced late Friday night that they were stopping drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom.    The U.S. and the Saudis blamed the September 14 attack on Iran, which backs the Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi-led military coalition… Continue reading Saudi Arabia, Yemen Houthi, Iran, Israel, USA, UK, oil

Yemen Houthi – Houthi’s – Saudi Arabia – Israel – USA – Iran

Houthi rebels fighting Saudi Arabia in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. They are backed by Iran and used Iranian weapons. America may have evidence the strike came from inside Iran itself. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, has called it “an act of war”. The details matter, but do not change the question: how… Continue reading Yemen Houthi – Houthi’s – Saudi Arabia – Israel – USA – Iran