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A day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reported trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel's health ministry added the kingdom to its list of coronavirus "green"...
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In a recent tweet, veteran Journalist Kamran Khan called for rethinking Pakistan’s policy towards Israel.“Pakistan must also revisit its Israel policy. Message for we...
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On Monday, Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia, this Sunday, and held an under the table meeting with Saudi...
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China subtly pressuring Iran to reduce Mideast tensions

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Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, but the scaled-down virtual format could limit debate on a...
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Saudi Arabia's king and its powerful crown prince Sunday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, state media said, a day after...
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US lawmakers urge boycott of Saudi-hosted G20 summit

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Makkah reopens for limited Umrah pilgrimage

Mask-clad Muslims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday, as Saudi authorities partially resumed the year-round Umrah pilgrimage with extensive health...
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Trump believes Saudi Arabia to follow UAE and Bahrain in normalizing Israeli ties

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he believes Saudi Arabia will follow Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in fully normalizing relations with...
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Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from Tuesday, the interior ministry said, six months after travel curbs were imposed due...
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US President Donald Trump boasted that he saved Saudi Arabia's crown prince from greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to...
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A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his family...
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