Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington, Says ‘No Blockade’ of Qatar


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U.S.-Saudi Arms Sales

US Senate advances Saudi guided-munitions sale, 53-47

The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to support a $510 million sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, defeating a resolution to block the sale ...


Qatar Dispute

Secretary Tillerson Meets With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, at the Department of State on June 13, 2017. ...


Qatar Dispute

Commentary: The Rift with Qatar as Seen in Riyadh

The break-down of relations is the product of two main dynamics that have been worsening in parallel over the past twenty years. ...


Global Oil Markets

Analysis: The Market Math Behind the Saudi-Russia Romance

The big development of the past year, however, has been the apparent marriage of that market power with OPEC's, in what some have dubbed the ...


Oil Exports

Saudi Arabia To Slash U.S. Oil Exports, But Will It Be Enough?

Oil exports to the US are expected to drop below 1 million b/d in June, then fall to 850k b/d in July and 750k b/d ...


Qatar Dispute

US: Gulf crisis trending in a positive direction

The US State Department has said efforts to resolve a major diplomatic crisis between a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar are ...


Tiran and Sanafir Transfer

Egypt committee approves deal on islands’ transfer to Saudis

Tuesday's vote in the legislative and constitutional committee — 35 for, 8 against — approved both the content of the agreement and the legality of ...



Raising Tensions, Iranians Again Link Saudis to Terror Attacks in Tehran

Turning up the heat in an already tense standoff, several Iranian officials on Tuesday renewed accusations against Saudi Arabia, suggesting that the Persian Gulf kingdom ...


Manal Al-Sharif

Review: ‘Daring to Drive’ illuminates Saudi woman’s life

“Daring to Drive” is a brave, extraordinary, heartbreakingly personal story of one woman’s battle for equal rights, told through the minute details of an everyday ...



Saudi and Bahrain planning new road and rail causeway

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain plan to build a new road and rail causeway between the two countries to ease congestion on the existing link and ...



WHO details Saudi MERS clusters as outbreak grows

The World Health Organization (WHO) today provided new details on three MERS-CoV clusters in Saudi Arabia involving 32 out of the 35 cases reported between ...


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Regional and related topics

Energy Technology

The next energy revolution: The promise and peril of high-tech innovation

The technology revolution has transformed one industry after another, from retail to manufacturing to transportation. Its most far-reaching effects, however, may be playing out in ...



Trump gives U.S. military authority to set Afghan troop levels: U.S. official

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday promised to deliver a new military strategy for Afghanistan to lawmakers by mid-July, a timeline months behind what some ...


Qatar Dispute

Qatar crisis: Arab media echo their governments and Trump

Many media outlets in the region — government-owned and independent — have adopted the anti-Qatar stance of their respective governments and began echoing some of Trump's remarks. ...


Qatar Dispute

Inside the Trump-Tillerson divide over Qatar

There’s a feeling inside the administration that the White House doesn’t really have a plan for Qatar and so the State Department has space to ...


Qatar Dispute

Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Tangling Glencore in Oil Dispute

The Qatar crisis is reverberating in Libya, inflaming political divisions in the war-torn oil exporter and dragging commodity-trading giant Glencore Plc into a dispute over ...


Saudi-Qatar Rift

Emirati ambassador says US should rethink its air base in Qatar

The United States should consider moving its air base out of Qatar, the Emirati ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday, encouraging the Trump administration to ...



Commentary: Second-term Rouhani likely to move closer to Russia

In analyzing the Iran-Russia relationship, it could be said that considering the current trend in relations as well as the official positions adopted regarding their ...



Iran’s supreme leader voices pessimism about new talks with US

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has expressed pessimism over holding negotiations with the United States, sending a message to moderate President Hassan Rouhani who ...


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