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Posts Tagged: Saudi Arabia

June 7, 2023 9:38 am

Qatar Drifts Towards the US, as Saudi Arabia and UAE Drift a Bit Away

More than three years after burying the war hatchet, erstwhile Gulf rivals are moving in separate ways as they maneuver big power competition. Ironically, anti-Islamists like...

June 3, 2023 2:01 pm

Iran Says to Form Naval Alliance with Gulf States to Ensure Regional Stability

Iran's navy commander said his country and Saudi Arabia, as well as three other Gulf states, plan to form a naval alliance that will also...

June 2, 2023 10:30 am

A Report on Textbooks Gives a Mixed Message on Saudi Reforms

Saudi Arabia has removed antisemitic and anti-Israeli references from Islamic studies schoolbooks, according to an Israeli textbook watchdog. The watchdog, the Institute for Monitoring Peace...

May 23, 2023 12:23 pm

Saudi Arabia Has Mostly Removed Antisemitic Tropes From School Textbooks, New Report Says

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has removed "practically all antisemitism," from K-12 textbooks, marking a significant step forward in the Kingdom's approach to Judaism and,...

May 13, 2023 1:22 pm

Sudan Talks to Resume in Saudi Arabia Amid Heavy Fighting

Khartoum residents described fierce battles on Saturday with fighters roving the streets and little sign Sudan's warring sides were respecting an agreement to protect civilians...

May 8, 2023 8:49 am

US and Saudi Arabia Discuss Mideast Railroad Project: Report

i24 News - Hints and speculations surround the latest meeting of top US, Saudi, Emirati, and Indian officials in Saudi Arabia. A major joint initiative...

May 8, 2023 7:53 am

Israel Awaiting Saudi Approval for Direct Flights to Hajj - Israel is hopeful that Saudi Arabia will allow direct flights for its Muslim citizens who will soon undertake the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Saudi...

May 6, 2023 1:26 pm

Experts Warn Sudan ‘Is Quickly Developing Into a War of Attrition’

i24 News - The warring parties in Sudan are preparing for a direct talk in Saudi Arabia, but experts warn of a longer protracted conflict,...

May 5, 2023 11:42 am

White House’s Sullivan to Travel to Saudi this Weekend

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday he will travel to Saudi Arabia this weekend for talks with Saudi leaders, as the United States seeks to bolster often-frayed ties with Riyadh. Sullivan, speaking at...

May 4, 2023 8:49 am

Iranian President in Damascus for First Visit Since Syrian War Began

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi met counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Wednesday in the first visit by an Iranian head of state since Syria's war began in 2011, underlining close ties as Syrian relations with Arab states thaw. With military and economic...

April 24, 2023 10:48 am

How a Saudi-Iranian Reconciliation Aids Israel

The recent agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia caused great alarm within Israel. In backing away from its...

April 19, 2023 8:10 am

PA Chief Abbas, Senior Hamas Officials in Saudi Arabia - Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Tuesday. The Fatah leader’s...

April 13, 2023 10:50 am

Israel’s Efforts to Expand Arab Ties ‘Chilled’ by Palestinian Tensions

i24 News - Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians on Jerusalem’s holiest site, army operations against West Bank terrorists, and controversial comments by officials have...

April 12, 2023 1:41 pm

Regional Ministers in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Syria’s Return to Arab Fold

i24 News - In the first such trip since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Syria’s foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia...


Fate of Israel’s Judicial Plan May Hang on June Parliament Vote

Israel's Knesset will hold a vote next week that could tip the scales against a drive by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-right coalition to curb the Supreme Court, a move...


Egyptian Attacker Was Most Likely Lone Wolf Jihadist, Israeli Sources Say

i24 News - The Egyptian border policeman who shot dead three Israeli soldiers on Saturday during a cross-border infiltration was most likely a jihadist who acted alone, Israeli security sources...

Middle East

Iran Reopens Embassy in Saudi Arabia as Saudis Seek Regional Recalibration

Iran on Tuesday reopened its embassy in Saudi Arabia, marking the beginning of the end of a seven-year diplomatic freeze between the two regional rivals. The opening follows an agreement mediated...

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