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Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was vaccinated against Covid-19.

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

Israel picks new head of Mossad spy agency

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Israel picks new head of Mossad spy agency

Yossi Cohen's replacement, identified only as "D", must be approved by a special committee responsible for top civil service appointments, a ...

Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

The official who was due to visit Riyadh is thought to have been Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

Ali Bakeer

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi reconciliation succeeds.

Courtney Freer

A Saudi-Israeli rapprochement?

Comment: Courtney Freer appraises the prospects of a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal, or a resolution to the GCC crisis in the last days of the ...

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Saudi Arabia denies role in Iranian nuclear scientist's killing

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on Friday after his car and bodyguards were targeted in a bomb and gun attack on a major road outside the capital ...

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MbS, Netanyahu meeting 'failed to reach normalisation agreement': report

The Saudi crown prince reportedly pulled back from a normalisation deal.

Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

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Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

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

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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.

Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

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Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

The deployment of the bombers comes after reports that Trump planned strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

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 ...

Israel drops Saudi Arabia from virus quarantine list

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Israel drops Saudi Arabia from virus quarantine list

Israel's health ministry dismissed any link to Netanyahu's reported visit to the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom.

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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Saudi official says 'Israel normalisation talks' happened in NEOM

A Saudi official has told the WSJ that talks did take place between MbS and Netanyahu.

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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.

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

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Saudi Arabia's NCB buys Samba in $15bn bank merger

If approved, the Vision 2030-aligned merger would create Saudi Arabia's largest bank and the Arab world's third largest lender.

Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

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Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

One tribe is calling on the United Nations to intervene in what it is calling a campaign of forced displacement by Saudi authorities in ...

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Any Iran deal must preserve nuclear non-proliferation, Saudi says

Concerns are rising over Saudi Arabia's own nuclear programme, which could reportedly produce over 90,000 tonnes of uranium from three deposits.

Saudi king and heir at 'loggerheads' over Israel normalisation

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Saudi king and heir at 'loggerheads' over Israel normalisation

A recent report sheds light on a rift between Saudi Arabia’s royal father-son duo, who are deeply divided over whether the Kingdom should forge ...

Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel: report

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Saudi Arabia has enough uranium for nuclear fuel: report

Experts fear the Kingdom could move forward with a nuclear weapons programme.

Saudi officials sacked over 'violations' in Red Sea project

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Saudi officials sacked over 'violations' in Red Sea project

Senior officials at tourism developments were dismissed on suspicion of corruption.

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