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A secret meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was kept hidden from his father, King Salman, reports said.

A senior advisor to King Salman reportedly suggested the kingdom warm up to Turkey as US President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office.

Riyadh to 'normalise ties' with Israel during Biden term

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Riyadh to 'normalise ties' with Israel during Biden term

The kingdom's crown prince reportedly hopes the move will help to mend ties with the US.

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

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Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

The former chief of Israel's spy agency Mossad said agents regularly met with Arab leaders and officials over the years, and on some occasions ...

Israeli minister lauds 'semi-official' MbS, Netanyahu meeting

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Israeli minister lauds 'semi-official' MbS, Netanyahu meeting

Both Saudi and Israeli diplomatic sources have now confirmed the alleged meeting, which Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry denied.

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Netanyahu 'secretly' met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo at NEOM

A reported meeting between MbS and Netanyahu hints at the first-ever Israeli official's visit to the Kingdom.

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

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Saudi king, Turkish president to 'resolve differences' through dialogue

A phone call between Saudi King Salman and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mulled ways to resolve differences between ...

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Saudi King calls Erdogan over G20 plans

King Salman called Erdogan in order to discuss the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be hosted remotely for the first time due ...

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human ...

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Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

Saudi <em>king</em> points to Iran as top threat

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Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

He accused Iran of supporting terrorism and fuelling sectarianism in the region.

Bahrain's crown prince appointed new prime minister

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Bahrain's crown prince appointed new prime minister

Bahrain's crown prince was appointed as the country's prime minister following the death of his great uncle, the world's longest-serving prime ...

2 wounded in blast at non-Muslim Jeddah cemetery

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2 wounded in blast at non-Muslim Jeddah cemetery

Two people have been wounded after an explosion at Jeddah's non-Muslim cemetery.

Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin <em>Salman</em>, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

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Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

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Kuwaiti media signals new move to solve Gulf crisis

According to Kuwaiti media, fresh efforts to end the Qatar blockade and GCC crisis are ongoing.

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Mohammed bin Salman congratulates Biden over US election

Saudi Arabia's king and its powerful crown prince congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, state media said.

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Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while ...

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Paris thieves steal $720,000 in belongings from Saudi princess

More than $720,000 in designer belongings have been stolen from the home of a Saudi princess in Paris.

Ex-CIA director says Trump's MbS White House invitation 'outrageous'

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Ex-CIA director says Trump's MbS White House invitation 'outrageous'

The former US intelligence chief has said it would be an 'outrageous' idea to invite Saudi Arabia's crown prince to Washington.

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MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban claimed the prince made the remarks after the UAE and Bahrain's deal with Israel.

Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

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Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

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What Biden could mean for the Middle East

Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy ...

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

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