In some respects it is remarkable that this entity has endured into the twenty-first century.
A clan of royals lives on rake-offs from the country's petroleum wealth, while using more of that wealth to buy off a fast-growing population.
"Iran cannot lob missiles at Saudi cities and towns and expect us not to take steps." -New York Times 11/7/17Trump Praises Saudi Purge, Voices Confidence in King, Crown Prince - U. President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a move by Saudi Arabia's future king that tightened his grip on power through the arrests of royals, ministers and investors in an anti-corruption purge. S.-Saudi relationship that has improved dramatically under Trump's presidency, partly because of both leaders' vision of confronting Riyadh's arch-rival Iran more aggressively in the region.
11/7/17 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the recent suspension of a Zoroastrian member of a city council as "illegal" and asked the supreme leader to intervene in the growing dispute that has highlighted divisions within the state.
11/7/17Endangered Persian Leopard "Arezoo" Released Back To Wild in Roudsar - A Persian leopard that had been severely injured by getting caught in snare in February was fully recovered and released back to wild on Sunday.
-Ryan Grim, Intercept 11/6/17After 10 Years in Prison, Faith Leader Fariba Kamalabadi Says Baha'is Hope to Serve Iran - In her first interview since being released from Evin Prison on October 31, 2017, Baha'i faith leader Fariba Kamalabadi said Baha'is "love" Iran and want to "serve" their country.
"There have been a lot of reports about the rights that have been denied to Baha'is," Kamalabadi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on November 1.
However, she said she "got clear indications that the intention is to keep the United States compliant with the agreement." 11/8/17 - Iranian President Hassan Rohani has warned Saudi Arabia that threats against Iran will achieve nothing as tensions continue to rise between the regional rivals.
"You know the might and place of the Islamic republic," Rohani said at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on November 8, referring to Saudi Arabia."Those more powerful than you [Saudi Arabia] have not been able to do anything against the Iranian people." 11/8/17 - When visitors enter the second-floor gallery space of the Andy Warhol Museum on Pittsburgh's North Side, they're met with cartoon cowboys in red bandanas, saloon brawls and underwater painters that shimmer right off the wall. -Virginia Alvino Young, NPR 11/8/17 - The United Nations is calling for an immediate halt to the Saudi Arabian coalition's blockade of life-saving commercial goods into Yemen.But there's more than meets the eye in Go West, the first solo show in the U. The coalition closed all land, sea and air ports in Yemen following a ballistic missile launch by Yemen's Houthi rebels near Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, Saturday.Currently there are about 60 collars in the world, all of which are living in Iran.11/6/17Saudi Arabia threatens Iran after Yemen missile strike - Saudi Arabia has ramped up threats to Iran, saying there will be a response "in the appropriate time and manner," following a missile strike from neighboring Yemen, which has been under a nonstop bombardment campaign by a Saudi-led coalition for over two and a half years.Among 10 other princes and 38 others, the roundup netted Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men, who owns significant shares in everything from Citibank to Twitter to the parent company of Fox News.