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Will Saudi Arabia Send Troops to Syria? Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir Says Talks with U.S. Ongoing

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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said it is "in discussions with the United States about sending troops to Syria," according to the Washington Post, as President Trump seeks a way out for the U.S. military there.

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Saudi Arabia says it’s open to sending troops to Syria as U.S. draws down

Speaking to reporters in Riyadh, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the deliberations on what type of force needs to remain in eastern Syria and ...

 

Saudi Cinema

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Investment

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OPEC

OPEC’s new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia would be happy to see crude rise to $80 or even $100 a barrel, three industry sources said, a sign ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Saudi ambassador to US offers condolences to Bush family

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman offered his condolences to the Bush family following the death of former First Lady Barbara ...

 

Women Drivers

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in Riyadh on Wednesday during the first visit to the kingdom by such a senior Catholic ...

 

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Saudi Arabia wins seat at UN commission on women

The Kingdom was one of 12 new countries elected on Tuesday in a secret ballot during a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council ...

 

Saudi Students

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AHAB

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Saudi Arabia has put on hold privatization plans for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, the kingdom’s second biggest airport, sources familiar with the matter ...

 

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King Salman Presents ‘Dhahran Declaration’ of 29th Arab Summit to Saudi Cabinet

At the start of the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, the king detailed the results of his meetings with Arab leaders ...

 

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