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Op-ed: Saudi gestures signal kingdom’s endorsement of Arab rapprochement with Israel

The odds are that Saudi Arabia is not about to formalize relations with Israel. But the kingdom, with its image tarnished by multiple missteps,...
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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 to ease international flight restrictions from Tuesday

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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Bahrain normalizes ties with Israel as Trump plan for Middle East gathers pace

The island kingdom of Bahrain reportedly will be the fourth Arab country to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel — and the second as part...
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Trump boasted of saving Saudi prince over journalist killing: report

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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Khashoggi killing: Family pardons five involved from execution, court orders lengthy jail terms

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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Saudi king calls for ‘fair’ Palestinian solution in Trump call

Saudi Arabia supports a "fair" solution for the Palestinian cause, King Salman has told Donald Trump in a phone call, as the US President...
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Saudi Airlines imposes travel conditions on visitors from 25 countries

Saudi Airlines on Wednesday imposed seven conditions for travelers between Saudi Arabia and 25 countries due to the novel coronavirus.https://twitter.com/Saudi_Gazette/status/1301248529957036032The countries are: United Arab...
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Saudi Arabia sacks top military commander over alleged corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest anti-corruption purge....
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PM Imran Khan likely to perform Umrah, meet Saudi leadership

Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to perform Umrah along with his wife. It is also expected that the Prime Minister will also hold...
Pakistani-Saudi spat

How Pakistan hit Saudi leadership where it hurts the most

A rift between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia throws into sharp relief deepening fissures in the Muslim world. Coupled with the establishment of diplomatic relations...
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Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relationship has tremendous potential

The remarks by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi earlier this month wherein he described the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) response on the...
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Saudi Arabia and Russia make it clear that OPEC members must “respect” oil cuts

Oil kingpins Saudi Arabia and Russia insisted Wednesday that OPEC members and their allies must respect production cuts agreed to stabilise the market.The coronavirus...
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Saudi Arabia: Palestinian peace a prerequisite for normalising relations with Israel

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will not follow the United Arab Emirates in establishing diplomatic ties with Israel until the Jewish state has signed...
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Pakistan’s envoy highlights cordial relations with Saudi Arabia

Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz while emphasizing Pak-Saudi bilateral relations, commended the services of the Saudi government, especially in the...
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Kushner: Saudi Arabia and Israel should “normalise ties”

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner said Monday it would be in Saudi Arabia's interest to normalise ties with...
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Saudi Arabia expands role of women in the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina

Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women in senior roles at Islam's two holiest sites, authorities said Sunday, as the conservative petro-state seeks to boost...
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We have never and will not ditch Pakistan: Saudi ambassador

Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki has said Pakistan is their home and his country has and will never leave Pakistan alone.https://twitter.com/arabnewspk/status/1294468887241605120“Saudi-Arabia...
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General Bajwa heads to Saudi Arabia: an attempt to undo the damage?

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit Saudi Arabia this weekend, officials said, seeking to calm diplomatic strains over...
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Saudi Arabia feels threatened by “trolls” on social media

Online armies of self-styled Saudi patriots riding a wave of state-led nationalism attack critics and what they call "traitors" of the kingdom -- but...
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Smallest Hajj in recent history concludes amidst pandemic

Muslim pilgrims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as...
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Muslims scale Mount Arafat marking Hajj 2020 peak

Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the climax of Hajj 2020, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast...
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Safest ever Hajj: limited attendees and virus measures

This year's downsized hajj may prove to be the safest ever despite the ever-present threat posed by the novel coronavirus.In past years pilgrims have...
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Pilgrims fighting over invites from Saudi govt to go to Hajj this year

A Jordanian couple in Saudi Arabia burst into tears of joy to be among the chosen ones for next week's downsized hajj pilgrimage, but...
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The limited edition Hajj pilgrimage of 2020 starts July 29: Saudi officials

This year's hajj, which has been scaled back dramatically to include only around 1,000 Muslim pilgrims as Saudi Arabia battles a coronavirus surge, will...
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Saudi Arabia opens Hajj registration for foreign residents within the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 percent of the pilgrims after...
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First sanctions imposed by UK feature Russians and Saudis

The UK on Monday identified 49 "notorious" individuals and organisations, 25 of them Russian and 20 Saudis, to be sanctioned under its first post-Brexit...
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Gulf security: troubled by unreliability of traditional partners

Resolving the tug of war in the Middle East will require a backing away from approaches that treat conflicts as zero-sum games, and engagement...
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Iranian boats shot by Saudi Arabia and forced to retreat

Saudi Arabia said Saturday three Iranian boats were "forced to retreat" from its waters after warning shots were fired, according to state media."At 6.30...
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Economy to take a hit as Hajj curtailed for 2020 by Saudi Arabia

Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness - and fears of economic ruin - haunt the usually bustling city of...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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