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Turkey's foreign minister has visited Saudi Arabia for the first time since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

Iran and Saudi Arabia cut ties in 2016 but resumed negotiations in Baghdad in April

Iran ally Hezbollah welcomes talks with Saudi Arabia

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Iran ally Hezbollah welcomes talks with Saudi Arabia

In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah expressed a belief that dialogue involving Iran at any level 'contributes to calming the region'.

Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

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Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

Yemeni conjoined twins 'Yousuf and Yassin' travelled with their parents to Riyadh for a medical check.

Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

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Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

Abu Dhabi's crown prince visited Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.

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Saudi Arabia swaps red carpets for lavender

The move to opt for lavender carpets instead of the typically used red for ceremonial events comes as part of the Kingdom's 2030 vision

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Turkey president and Saudi king hold talks on detente

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkey appear to be on the mend.

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Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

Engineers working on NEOM doubt the Saudi crown prince's multi-billion dollar vision is possible, according to a new report.

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

Iran's foreign ministry said Tehran welcomes the change of tone from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after reports this month revealed secret talks ...

Qatar FM backs Saudi call for dialogue with Iran

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Qatar FM backs Saudi call for dialogue with Iran

Doha has expressed support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's desire for a 'good and special relationship with Iran'.

William Christou

Jordanian government's legitimacy on trial in Prince Hamzah case

Analysis: The trial of the remaining suspects in the Prince Hamzah affair is crucial to proving the Jordanian government's version of events, ...

Senior Yemen general killed in clashes with Houthis

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Senior Yemen general killed in clashes with Houthis

A senior brigadier was killed in clashes with Houthis in Yemen, as violence escalates in the war-torn region.

Iran's Zarif backs Yemen ceasefire in talks with Houthis

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Iran's Zarif backs Yemen ceasefire in talks with Houthis

Iran's foreign minister expressed 'support for a ceasefire and Yemeni-Yemeni talks'.

As MBS rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

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As MBS rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

The giant Saudi Bin Laden construction company, founded by Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s father, survived the fallout of September ...

Saudi prince strikes conciliatory tone with rival Iran

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Saudi prince strikes conciliatory tone with rival Iran

In a television interview broadcast late Tuesday, the de facto Saudi ruler said that 'all we aspire for is a good and special relationship with ...

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Saudi king invites Qatari emir to visit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman invited Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to visit the kingdom, the latest sign of improving relations between the former rivals.

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation after ...

Karen Dabrowska

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical ...

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Saudi Arabia approves shortened Taraweeh prayers for Mecca, Medina

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Saudi Arabia approves shortened Taraweeh prayers for Mecca, Medina

A new 30-minute limit will be placed on the nightly Taraweeh prayers in mosques across the kingdom.

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Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip ...

UAE names 2 new astronauts, including woman

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UAE names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with ...

Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

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Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they ...

Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

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Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal court had ...

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