SECURITY

Gulf Arab states support right of Saudi Arabia and UAE to defend interests

A recent cabinet session in Saudi Arabia, chaired by King Salman.
Gulf Arab states voiced support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to take any action required to defend their security following recent attacks on their oil assets, Reuters reports.

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Iran

Saudi Arabia says decisive Arab stand needed against Iranian actions

Saudi Arabia’s king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that a decisive stand was needed to stop Iranian escalations in the region following attacks ...

 

Oil Markets

Saudis Raise Oil Prices To Asia As Demand Spikes

Emboldened by strong prompt demand amid tighter oil supply due to the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the world’s top oil exporter Saudi Arabia ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Trump’s sanctions hit OPEC oil output despite Saudi boost: survey

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has raised production in May, a Reuters survey found, but not by enough to compensate for lower Iranian exports which ...

 

Saudi Nuclear Energy

Congress Seeks Light on U.S. Nuclear Transfers

The new reactor is likely to be a 30-kilowatt research reactor that would be used to train nuclear technicians as Saudi Arabia develops its nuclear ...

 

Saudi-France

Second Saudi Ship Leaves France Without Arms, Group Says

A Saudi cargo ship has left the southern French port of Fos-sur-Mer without loading its arms cargo destined for Saudi Arabia, blocked from doing so ...

 

Education

Dubai’s GEMS Education JV acquires Saudi Arabia’s largest schools operator

Dubai-based education provider GEMS Education and its Saudi joint venture partner, Hassana Investment Company, are planning to build more than 50 new schools as part ...

 

WWE in KSA

Kofi Kingston On WWE In Saudi Arabia, Wanting To Fight Brock Lesnar

Every time we go to the show gets bigger and bigger. It is almost like a second WrestleMania to be honest with you. ...

 

Boxing

Khan to face Goyat on July 12 in Saudi Arabia

The fight will be the second notable boxing event backed by the Saudi General Sports Authority to take place in Jeddah in the past year. In ...

 

Saudis Abroad

Saudi buyer spends $52.2 million on Los Angeles compound: Photos

An unidentified buyer from Saudi Arabia recently dropped $52.2 million on a compound of two neighboring houses in Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reported. ...

 

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Middle East Peace

New Vote in Israel Puts Trump’s Deal of the Century on Ice

Israel’s decision to hold another parliamentary election this year, just months after voters went to the polls in April, is likely to bury U.S. President ...

 

Israel

What You Need to Know About Israel’s New Elections

He remains in office for now. But just seven weeks after one nationwide vote, Israel is preparing for a second election. This is the first ...

 

Russia in the Region

Russia Rejected Iran S-400 Missile Request Amid Gulf Tension

Russia’s reaction to Iran’s request reflects the delicate balance of power in the Persian Gulf, where a showdown is brewing between the Islamic Republic on ...

 

Ship Attacks

Evidence Iran was behind Gulf attacks to be presented to UN, John Bolton says

Evidence that Iran has been behind recent attacks on oil tankers and pipelines in the Gulf is likely to be presented to the UN Security ...

 

Syria

Commentary: US ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran is empowering Russia in Syria

With Iran being unable to send oil and money as it used to do, the Syrian regime is left with two options: either to wage ...

 

China in the Region

Will Balochistan Blow Up China’s Belt and Road?

Baloch nationalists and underground organizations opposed the CPEC from the beginning, on the grounds that it would turn the Baloch people into a minority in ...

 

Department of Defense

Bulk of DoD dollars continue to filter to a few market giants

The report, released this month, looked at the 183 major contracts currently reported for the Department of Defense’s 82 major programs. Out of those, only ...

 

Pentagon Leadership

Outrage over McCain incident adds to Shanahan’s hurdles

“It certainly doesn’t inspire any confidence in his leadership,” a Senate Democratic aide said, adding that the incident “raises concerns” about whether Shanahan — unlike ...

 

Syria

Syrian military ‘burning farmland in rebel-held north’

Satellite images show large areas of farmland in opposition-held north-west Syria have been burnt as part of what activists allege is a campaign by the ...

 

Mohamad Ali Najafi

Murder Puts End to Iranian Politician’s Career

The story was bizarre, but yet simple and straightforward by all Iranian standards: The former mayor of Tehran killed his second wife, disappeared for about ...

 

Afghanistan

Suicide bomber strikes military academy in Kabul

A suicide bomber dispatched by the Islamic State’s Khorasan province struck outside the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul earlier today. It is the ...

 

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