Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Saudi Arabia

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Saudi Arabia

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See also Iran, Regional Affairs, Yemen

Oct. 26: King 'Abdullah pardoned a female journalist who had been sentenced to receive 60 lashes for her involvement with a sexually explicit television program. Rosanna al-Yami had been convicted of helping to produce and advertise an episode of the Lebanese talk show "Bold Red Line" on which a Saudi man discussed his promiscuous sex life. Al-Yami was the first woman to be sentenced to a lashing by a Saudi Arabian court. [AP, 10/24, Al-Arabiya, 10/26]

Nov. 3: A group of Huthi rebels from Yemen seized control of a section of Jabal al- Dukhan, a mountainous region on the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The rebels previously had accused Saudi Arabia of assisting the Yemeni government in its efforts to suppress them. [BBC, 11/4, NYT, 11/9]

Nov. 7: A senior Saudi official announced that Saudi Arabia had regained control of Jabal al-Dukhan, a border area that had been occupied by Yemeni Huthi rebels. The official also said that Saudi Arabia was attacking Huthis who had encroached on Saudi territory, but would not pursue the rebels into Yemen. [Reuters, 11/8, NYT, 11/9]

Nov. 10: Saudi Arabia imposed a naval blockade on the Red Sea coast of northern Yemen. An adviser to the Saudi government said that the blockade was imposed to combat Huthi rebels near the Saudi Arabia- Yemen border, and that the Saudi warships would search any suspicious ships that approached Yemen's coast. …

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