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Russian Culture Week to be held in Saudi Arabia

October 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos A Week of Russian Culture is to be held in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s Minister of Culture and Information Awad bin Saleh Al-Awad said in an interview with TASS. “In the cooperation agreement, which we have signed with Russia’s Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, we hope […]

Kremlin: Russia, Saudi Arabia to improve and develop economic ties

October 3, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that Russia and Saudi Arabia have not fulfilled their economic potential and have plans to do so. “There are very broad prospects, and the potential is far from being fulfilled,” the spokesman said. “Now both sides are […]

Saudi king to visit Russia to strengthen bilateral relations

September 26, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov confirmed on Tuesday to reporters that King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will visit Russia in early October without giving a specific date. “This will be in the beginning of October, already soon,” Bogdanov said. Bogdanov […]

Prominent Saudi cleric assassinated in Syria’s jihadist-held Idlib province

September 15, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos A Saudi preacher and judge for Al-Nusra has been assassinated in the jihadist-held province of Idlib in Syria’s northwest.  The preacher has been identified as “Saraqah al-Makki” and was assassinated outside a mosque after his Friday sermon. It is not immediately clear who is responsible […]

Yemeni snipers eliminate four Saudi-paid mercenaries

September 6, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos At least four mercenaries have been eliminated by a Yemeni forces in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir border region. A military source told al-Masirah television that Yemeni snipers targeted the mercenaries, hired by Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday at the Alab border crossing. This comes as Yemeni […]

Human rights groups urge the UN to investigate Saudi atrocities in Yemen

August 30, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos 57 Yemeni and international rights groups have submitted a letter to members of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to conduct independent investigations into human rights violations in Yemen. “Serious violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of international human rights […]