The grand ambitions of the Saudi crown prince seem to be falling apart amid the new realities in the age of coronavirus.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels have previously launched missiles, rockets and drones on the Saudi capital and other cities.
The Houthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in Marib, about 170 kilometres east of Sanaa, during evening prayers on Saturday, military sources told AFP.
Sudanese troops have been deployed as part of a Saudi-led alliance that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against the Houthi movement that controls the capital, Sanaa.
Saudi-backed Yemeni government and the UAE-supported Southern Transition Council have reached a deal to fight against the Houthis.
The UAE, which had already in June scaled down its military presence in Yemen, says it will continue fighting "terrorist organisations" in southern provinces and other areas.
Two years ago, the kingdom’s young and inexperienced ruler was confident he could “get rid of” Iran from the Middle East, but now has shifted towards seeking dialogue.
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis have claimed a spectacular attack on Saudi Arabian forces raising more questions about the Saudi appetite for war.
The education of a further 3.7 million children at risk as teachers' salaries have not been paid in more than two years, UNICEF warns in a statement.
One of the kingdom’s most significant oil facilities has been targeted. Here's what the experts say about it.
A joint statement by the two Gulf states called on the UAE-backed separatists and the Saudi-backed government to prepare for "constructive dialogue" to end the crisis between the two nominal allies.
UN war crimes investigators said an independent panel sent a secret list to UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet identifying "individuals who may be responsible for international crimes" in the country.
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