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Timeline - Saudi Arabia Timeline - Saudi Arabia
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Saturday, November 4 Saturday, November 4
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<li>Houthi rebels in Yemen fired rockets at the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The attack was thwarted by Saudi Arabia's U.S.-manufactured missile shield.</li>  <li>Houthi rebels in Yemen fired rockets at the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The attack was thwarted by Saudi Arabia's U.S.-manufactured missile shield.</li>
   <li>Lebanese premier Saad Al-Hariri announced resignation, citing "sedition" by Iran. In a <a href="http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&amp;newsid=1684231#1684231">statement </a>carried by Saudi state news agency SPA, Hariri said "when Iran comes to any place, it does only plant in it sedition and destruction."</li>
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Sunday, November 5 Sunday, November 5
Monday, November 6 Monday, November 6
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<li>Saudi Arabia <a href="http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&amp;newsid=1684682#1684682" rel="external">accused Iran</a> of “a blatant act of military aggression,” saying that missiles recently fired at Riyadh by Yemeni Houthi militias originated in Iran. Tehran denies arming the rebels.</li>  <li>Saudi Arabia <a href="http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&amp;newsid=1684682#1684682" rel="external">accused Iran</a> of “a blatant act of military aggression,” saying that missiles recently fired at Riyadh by Yemeni Houthi militias originated in Iran. Tehran denies arming the rebels.</li>
<li>Riyadh tightened the blockade on Yemen.</li>  <li>Riyadh tightened the blockade on Yemen.</li>
<li>Yemeni officials told the AP [https://apnews.com/4e4a659cc61d479d96e9591c80ef13d3/Saudi-barred-Yemeni-president-from-going-home,-officials-say] that their president,  Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has been barred from leaving Riyadh, possibly as part of a fued with the UAE who are a key player in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.</li>   <li>Yemeni officials <a href="https://apnews.com/4e4a659cc61d479d96e9591c80ef13d3/Saudi-barred-Yemeni-president-from-going-home,-officials-say">told the AP</a> that their president,  Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has been barred from leaving Riyadh, possibly as part of a fued with the UAE who are a key player in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.</li>
<li>A helicopter crash killed a Saudi prince, who was deputy governor of Asir province.</li>   <li>A helicopter crash killed a Saudi prince, who was deputy governor of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Asir_Region">Asir </a>province.</li>
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Tuesday, November 7 Tuesday, November 7
Wednesday, November 8 Wednesday, November 8
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<li>The U.S. gave its backing to Saudi Arabia, with ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-iran-usa/u-s-calls-for-u-n-action-against-iran-over-yemen-missile-idUSKBN1D7251?il=0">calling for</a> the diplomatic body to "hold the Iranian regime accountable" for allegedly providing weapons to the Houthi rebels</li>  <li>The U.S. gave its backing to Saudi Arabia, with ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-iran-usa/u-s-calls-for-u-n-action-against-iran-over-yemen-missile-idUSKBN1D7251?il=0">calling for</a> the diplomatic body to "hold the Iranian regime accountable" for allegedly providing weapons to the Houthi rebels</li>
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Thursday, November 9 Thursday, November 9
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<li>Lebanese government officials <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-lebanon-politics-exclusive/exclusive-lebanon-believes-hariri-held-in-saudi-wants-foreign-pressure-top-officials-idUKKBN1D914I">told Reuters</a> that they believe Hariri was forced to resign by Saudi leaders and it being held in Riyadh. The Saudi government, and sources in Hariri's party, denied this. However, the party <a href="https://apnews.com/b3a1b4d2cbb74a6fa45edb1584850b17/The-Latest:-Lebanon-PM's-party-calls-for-his-return">released </a>a statement saying Hariri needed to return “to restore Lebanon’s dignity and respect.”</li>  <li>Lebanese government officials <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-lebanon-politics-exclusive/exclusive-lebanon-believes-hariri-held-in-saudi-wants-foreign-pressure-top-officials-idUKKBN1D914I">told Reuters</a> that they believe Hariri was forced to resign by Saudi leaders and it being held in Riyadh. The Saudi government, and sources in Hariri's party, denied this. However, the party <a href="https://apnews.com/b3a1b4d2cbb74a6fa45edb1584850b17/The-Latest:-Lebanon-PM's-party-calls-for-his-return">released </a>a statement saying Hariri needed to return “to restore Lebanon’s dignity and respect.”</li>
<li>French President Emanuel Macron <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-emirates-saudi/macron-unexpectedly-heads-to-riyadh-to-discuss-crises-with-crown-prince-idUKKBN1D92BU">announced </a>that he will travel to Riyadh to meet Mohammad bin Salman. Macron was already in Dubai and told a news conference he wanted to meet the crown prince and discuss regional stability.</li>  <li>French President Emanuel Macron <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-emirates-saudi/macron-unexpectedly-heads-to-riyadh-to-discuss-crises-with-crown-prince-idUKKBN1D92BU">announced </a>that he will travel to Riyadh to meet Mohammad bin Salman. Macron was already in Dubai and told a news conference he wanted to meet the crown prince and discuss regional stability.</li>
<li>SPA <a href="http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&amp;newsid=1686201#1686201">reported </a>that Saudi nationals are being advised to leave Lebanon "as soon as possible".</li>  <li>SPA <a href="http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&amp;newsid=1686201#1686201">reported </a>that Saudi nationals are being advised to leave Lebanon "as soon as possible".</li>
<li>Neighbouring UAE <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-arrests/saudi-graft-inquiry-spreads-beyond-borders-as-uae-examines-bank-accounts-idUKKBN1D91BF">asked </a>banks to provide information about accounts held by those arrested in the Saudi corruption probe.</li>  <li>Neighbouring UAE <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-arrests/saudi-graft-inquiry-spreads-beyond-borders-as-uae-examines-bank-accounts-idUKKBN1D91BF">asked </a>banks to provide information about accounts held by those arrested in the Saudi corruption probe.</li>
<li>According to a <a href="http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&amp;newsid=1686225#1686225">statement </a>carried by SPA, a total of 208 people have been questioned in a probe into an estimated $100 billion of funds misappropriated over several decades.</li>  <li>According to a <a href="http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&amp;newsid=1686225#1686225">statement </a>carried by SPA, a total of 208 people have been questioned in a probe into an estimated $100 billion of funds misappropriated over several decades.</li>
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