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Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million: ICRC

21 Dec 2017

DUBAI/GENEVA Yemen's cholera epidemic has reached one million suspected cases, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, with war leaving more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare.

U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

01 Dec 2017

RIYADH/DUBAI U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

France's Macron broaches Lebanon in surprise Saudi visit

10 Nov 2017

DUBAI/RIYADH French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.

Saudi-Arabien wirft Iran militärische Aggression vor

07 Nov 2017

Dubai/Beirut Der Konflikt zwischen Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran verschärft sich weiter. Die iranischen Raketenlieferungen an die Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen kämen einem "kriegerischen Akt" gleich, sagte Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman am Dienstag.

Saudi-Arabien wirft Iran militärische Aggression vor

07 Nov 2017

Dubai/Beirut Der Konflikt zwischen Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran verschärft sich weiter.

Saudi Arabia takes first step towards nuclear plant tender: sources

31 Oct 2017

ABU DHABI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has sent a request for information (RFI) to international suppliers to build two nuclear power plants, a first step towards a formal tender, three sources said.

Saudi Arabia to extract uranium for 'self-sufficient' nuclear programme

30 Oct 2017

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power programme and sees this as a step towards "self-sufficiency" in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday.

Saudi state airline says to start Boeing, Airbus order talks soon

05 Oct 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabian Airlines will start talks with Airbus and Boeing about a narrow-body aircraft order before the end of the year, the state carrier's top executive said on Thursday.

First group of Qatari pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia by land - Saudi TV

17 Aug 2017

DUBAI/DOHA Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual haj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties.

With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

17 Aug 2017

BAGHDAD/DUBAI It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.

World News

Trump says U.S. may not impose more tariffs on China

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added it was unacceptable that some major items were omitted from the list.