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FBI: Saudi Arabia Helps Criminals Flee American Justice
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Saudi Arabia kicks off bond offering as Gulf tensions ease
Saudi Arabia last sold Eurobonds in October, when it raised a $2.5 billion sukuk
Sheikh Mohammed condoles with Saudi King Salman over prince’s death
A Saudi prince passed away, the Royal Court reported on Tuesday.
Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes
Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in ...
Air transit hub UAE ready to handle coronavirus cases: ministry
The United Arab Emirates, a major international transit hub, has made sure its a...
Nine injured in Somali bombing flown to Turkey for treatment
Nine people injured in a bomb attack on Saturday in Somalia, including three Tur...
Iranian MP announces $3 million award for ‘whoever kills Trump’: ISNA
An Iranian lawmaker announced a 3 million dollar award to “whoever kills Tr...
Poland’s PKN to increase monthly oil purchases from Saudi Aramco
Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen, said on Tuesday it would increase monthly crude oi...
Qatar: End of Abusive Exit Permits for Most Migrant Workers
Qatar announced on January 16, 2020 that most migrant workers previously prevented from leaving the country without their employer’s permission, including domestic workers, will no longer need an exit permit, Human Rights Watch said today. While this is an important step forward, the larger kafala (…
Qatar: Repressive new law further curbs freedom of expression
A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands to significantly restrict freedom of expression in Qatar
Ansarullah Rejects Saudi Claim of Its Role in Yemen’s Ma’rib Attack - World news - Tasnim News Agency
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior official with Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement dismissed a claim by Riyadh and Dubai that it was behind a recent deadly attack against a military camp belonging to pro-Saudi militants in the northern city of Ma’rib.
Oman’s foreign minister in Iran for 2nd visit in Jan.
Yusuf bin Alawi to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohamed Javad Zarif - Anadolu Agency
UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia begins sale of triple-tranche dollar bond
Saudi Arabia has launched the sale of U.S. dollar denominated bonds with maturit...



Saudi oil cuts lower IMF’s regional growth forecast
America is giving Saudi Arabia cover for the worst human rights abuses in decades, watchdog warns
The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights’ 2019 report warned that the Saudi government’s suppression of human rights “shows no signs of stopping.”
Outrage Culture Is Ruining Foreign Policy
UAE and Saudi Arabia condemn Houthis after attack kills 100 Yemeni soldiers
Assault follows months of relative calm in conflict between rebels and government