Saudi-Iranian proxy war spreads to Davos – Zarif, Turki exchange barbs in closed-door meeting

DAVOS: Senior Saudi and Iranian figures clashed behind closed doors at a private meeting convened by the World Economic Forum in Davos this week...

Uganda bans maids to Saudi Arabia

KAMPALA: The government of Uganda said on Friday it will stop sending housemaids to Saudi Arabia, eclipsing a deal between the two nations to...

Tunisia imposes curfew amid spreading unrest – Five years on, ‘Arab Spring’ model tested

TUNIS: Tunisia yesterday declared a nighttime curfew across the country after a wave of protests and clashes that constitute the most serious outbreak of...

Saudi-Iran dispute scuttles Yemen peace talks

DUBAI/CAIRO: Worsening enmity between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran is jeopardizing peace prospects in Yemen where a nine-month-old war has given Islamist militants a...

Syria picks UN envoy as chief negotiator for peace talks – Talks scheduled for...

DAMASCUS: Syria's UN envoy will be the regime's chief negotiator in upcoming peace talks, a government source said yesterday as a dispute over the...

Kurds destroy thousands of Arab homes in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Western-backed Kurdish forces fighting jihadists in Iraq have destroyed thousands of homes in an apparent bid to uproot Arab communities that may constitute...

Iran’s big market tempts European firms – Companies ready to seize business opportunities

FRANKFURT: With many barriers to dealing with Iran suddenly lifted as part of a deal to curb its nuclear activities, some European companies are...

With oil drop, Saudi takes steps out of welfare state

RIYADH: Faced with a massive decline in oil revenues, Saudi Arabia's King Salman marked his first year in power by taking steps to end...

Xi in Saudi Arabia to bolster ties

RIYADH: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia yesterday, the first stop on a trip to raise the economic giant's political profile in...

Pak offers to host Saudi-Iran reconciliation talks – Khamenei warns against US ‘deceit’

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned yesterday against American "deceit", just days after the end of sanctions under a nuclear deal that...

Saudi suspends French imports over bird flu

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday suspended the import of poultry, eggs and dairy products from seven French regions over a bird flu outbreak. The...

Pak voices ‘deep concern’ over Saudi-Iran tensions – Putin, Qatari Emir talk Syria, economic...

RIYADH/MOSCOW: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday expressed "deep concern" to Saudi King Salman over escalating tensions between the Sunni kingdom and predominantly Shiite...

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