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Egyptian Saudi Coordination Council to be established to promote cooperation between both countries to confront common challenges
The government is working to provide facilitations and incentives for investors to improve economic growth, says Acwa Power Regional Manager
Chinese President Xi Jingping has effectively acknowledged that, increasingly, China will be unable to remain aloof to multiple crises in the Middle East in his decision to visit the region – at a time that two of its major powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, are at loggerheads. It was only last year that Xi dropped …
China issues its first official policy paper on its relations with Middle East countries
Saudi Arabia is using football and its influence in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to expand its campaign to isolate Iran, complicate Iran’s return to the international fold in the wake of the nuclear agreement, strengthen Iranian hardliners in advance of next month’s crucial elections in the Islamic republic, and deflect attention from mounting …
To my astonishment and dismay, Western powers, human rights groups and international institutions have ganged-up against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alleging “human rights abuses” over its execution of 47 terrorists, tried and sentenced for their crimes following lengthy transparent trials. Rather than salute the Kingdom for its zero tolerance policy towards terrorists, many of …
China grants Egypt $31.5m for projects to be agreed upon in upcoming days, according to government official
Former Yemeni president Ali Saleh said Friday he will never negotiate with the government of his successor, Mansur Hadi
Taiz has been under siege since November, WHO calls on access to healthcare for thousands of trapped citizens
Iran seeks sectarian war in Arab countries, says Gomaa
Saudi Arabia is committed to BEPS initiative and OECD action plan
Early Wednesday Djibouti became the fourth country to cut ties with Iran
AFC found the Saudi Football Federation’s request reasonable due to the sensitive nature of the two countries’ current diplomatic ties.
Saudi Arabia and Iran, highlighting the domestic drivers of mounting tension that threaten to deepen and complicate the sectarian and the multiple other regional conflicts, have taken their fierce tit-for-tat battle from the realm of traditional diplomacy to the world of public spectacle. The past few days have seen a dizzying sequence of events that …
Arab League will hold an urgent meeting Sunday to discuss the latest developments between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Saudi sovereign fund examines feasibility of projects, Ministry of Housing offers 22 projects
Germany’s foreign minister told “Bild” newspaper that both countries must focus on solving military conflicts in the region. Tensions are worsening between Tehran and Riyadh over the execution of a prominent cleric.
Saudi Arabia cuts all diplomatic ties with Iran amid diplomatic tension between countries after execution of Al-Nimr
Egypt condemns attacks on Saudi Arabian diplomatic buildings in Iran
Egypt is afraid war against terrorism will be portrayed as a sectarian war, says analyst
Saudi Arabia cut all diplomatic ties with Iran after Iranian protesters broke into its embassy in Tehran amid diplomatic tension between both countries regarding the Saudi execution of a Shi’a cleric Nimr Al-Nimr.
The decision followed an attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran in response to mass execution for Shia cleric
Saudi Arabia has a long history of executing Saudi citizens as well as foreigners on terrorism-related acts. However, the recent mass execution has sparked international outrage with voices criticising the Saudi Kingdom and questioning the fairness of the trials. “Some of whom [the 47 executed] were clearly sentenced to death after grossly unfair trials. Carrying …
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Saudi Arabia will face “divine revenge”
The execution of the late cleric sparked international outrage
Protests have broken out in several countries condemning the execution
A new joint council between Turkey and Saudi Arabia is expected to bolster security and investment cooperation. Ankara and Riyadh are key supporters of rebels fighting to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.
Saudi Arabia has run a massive fiscal deficit in 2015, due to low oil prices. Now the Saudi Finance Ministry has announced plans to reduce subsidies on energy, and investments to try to diversify the economy.
In a bid to shore up the Middle East nation’s finances battered by the global slump in crude prices, Saudi King Salman has pledged to diversify the country’s economy and veer off its heavy dependence on oil.