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Saudi, UAE leaders hold call amid rising regional rivalry
Middle East

Saudi, UAE leaders hold call amid rising regional rivalry

DUBAI, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates discussed bilateral relations and…
UAE’s new human rights institute: Real change or ‘image washing’?
Middle East

UAE’s new human rights institute: Real change or ‘image washing’?

The United Arab Emirates announced earlier this week that it would set up an independent national human rights organization. The…
Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane
Middle East

Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A bomb-laden drone on Tuesday targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, wounding eight…
Saudi students return to school with masks and checks
Middle East

Saudi students return to school with masks and checks

RIYADH, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Waleed Saleh grinned behind his face mask in the corridor of Riyadh’s Ibn al-Hajeb elementary…
Saudi investment minister visits Oman to boost economic ties
Middle East

Saudi investment minister visits Oman to boost economic ties

DUBAI, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Investment Minister Khalid al-Falih was visiting Oman on Sunday to discuss opportunities in…
Qatari elections: A PR stunt or a step toward democracy?
Middle East

Qatari elections: A PR stunt or a step toward democracy?

Qatar’s first public election of a consultative assembly is set to take place. The Arab state’s ruling Emir Sheikh Tamim…
Turkey sees positive developments in Saudi, Egypt ties
Middle East

Turkey sees positive developments in Saudi, Egypt ties

ISTANBUL, Aug 25 (Reuters) – There may soon be positive developments in Turkey’s relations with Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Turkish…
Arabian nights buzz: staycations boost Saudi economy
Middle East

Arabian nights buzz: staycations boost Saudi economy

RIYADH, Aug 26 (Reuters) – When US celebrity chef David Burke opened his second restaurant in Riyadh earlier in August,…
Saudi Arabia allows entry of fully vaccinated Egyptian expats despite travel ban
Egypt

Saudi Arabia allows entry of fully vaccinated Egyptian expats despite travel ban

Saudi Arabia announced that it will now allow fully vaccinated expatriates to enter the Kingdom from countries facing a travel…
Iraq seeks to ease Saudi-Iran hostility at Baghdad summit
Middle East

Iraq seeks to ease Saudi-Iran hostility at Baghdad summit

BAGHDAD, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Iraq has invited Iran and Tehran’s Gulf Arab foes to a summit in Baghdad with…
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