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Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. prods Iran for talks

11:50am BST

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's king on Monday on a visit to key Gulf allies amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran's downing of a U.S. drone.

Kushner's economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

11:58am BST

RIYADH/AMMAN/CAIRO Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.

Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi utility station, coalition responds

20 Jun 2019

RIYADH Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday which the Saudi-led coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties.

Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in U.N. report

20 Jun 2019

GENEVA/RIYADH Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday. | Video

Toyota snub dents Saudi Arabia's manufacturing drive

19 Jun 2019

RIYADH Saudi Arabia began courting Toyota two years ago to build a large car plant as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's grand plan to wean the kingdom off oil revenues and create jobs for young Saudis.

Exclusive: Saudis say Shi'ite man arrested as juvenile will not be executed

15 Jun 2019

NEW YORK A young man from Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ite Muslim community who was arrested at the age of 13 will not be executed and could be released by 2022, a Saudi official told Reuters on Saturday following reports of his pending execution.

U.S. pushes for Saudi progress on Khashoggi probe before anniversary of killing

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is pressing Saudi Arabia to show "tangible progress" towards holding to account those behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants them to do so before the one-year anniversary of his murder, a senior administration official said.

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

20 May 2019

RIYADH U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

20 May 2019

RIYADH, May 19 U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war.

Saudi Arabia says seeking to avert war, ball in Iran's court

19 May 2019

RIYADH, May 19 Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court.

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