The Saudi intervention, which began in 2015 in an operation known as Decisive Storm, marked the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, then a newly appointed defence minister, as an assertive actor on the regional stage. But almost five years on, the deadlocked conflict has dragged the kingdom deeper into dispute with Iran.
LONDON - The British government was back at the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks just before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper nor illegal.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club — a symbol of the territory’s freedom from mainland China, where horse racing is banned — has called off a race amid concerns about “the very real threat of a disturbance or possible violence”. The move came after a polarising pro-Beijing figure refused to withdraw his horse.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long grip on power appeared in jeopardy on Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity government or even the end of the premier's record long rule.