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Egypt targets travel agencies over Hajj deaths

The country’s authorities have accused the companies of failing to provide proper accommodation and medical services to pilgrims. Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has ordered...

The death of the petrodollar: What really happened between the US and Saudis?

News about the expiration of a Washington-Riyadh deal may be fake, but an arrangement that is key to the dollar’s success has eroded. It is...

US facing economic disaster following lapse of ‘petrodollar’ agreement with Saudi Arabia

The expiration of the petrodollar agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia on June 9 marks a significant shift in global finance, with...

Saudi Crown Prince to skip G7 summit

Mohammed bin Salman will miss the event because of Hajj season commitments, according to local media. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has turned...

What Saudi Arabia’s rapid changes mean for New Zealand

Saudi Arabia is rarely far from the international spotlight. The war in Gaza has brought new scrutiny to Saudi plans to normalise relations with Israel,...

Saudi Arabia officially joins BRICS – state media

The group has welcomed five new members, with further expansion expected later this year. Saudi Arabia on Tuesday officially announced that it has joined the...

Putin arrives in Saudi Arabia

The Russian president was given a royal welcome in Riyadh. Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in Riyadh on Wednesday, as part of his Middle East...

Riyadh hosts first Saudi-Africa summit

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and African leaders urged a halt to the Gaza war. Saudi Arabia hosted its first ever joint summit with African...

Iranian president makes first Saudi Arabia visit for Gaza summit

Ebrahim Raisi is making the trip after Tehran and Riyadh normalized ties earlier this year. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said “action” rather than “words”...

Saudi Crown Prince reveals nuclear red line

Getting nukes would be “a bad move,” but Riyadh might have no other choice, Mohammed bin Salman says. If Iran were to obtain nuclear weapons,...

Outrage across Muslim world at Quran burning in Europe

Rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran united in condemning the series of incidents in Sweden and Denmark. Muslim-majority nations have angrily criticized the governments of Denmark...

Messi Saudi move a ‘done deal’ – media

The Argentinian is set to be the latest high-profile asset acquired by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Lionel Messi, the World Cup-winning captain generally regarded...

The US grip on the Middle East slips, and peace breaks out

Washington’s poor decision-making is starting to catch up with it, as nations choose to pursue peace without American interference. As Washington’s influence in the Middle...

Arab states call for withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria

Four key regional players have agreed that Damascus should regain control over the entire country. The government in Damascus should re-establish the rule of law...

Xi ‘personally intervened’ in Saudi-Iran talks – diplomat

Last month’s Beijing-brokered deal ended a seven-year rift between Tehran and Riyadh. Chinese President Xi Jinping played a key role in helping to persuade the...

Saudi lawyer wants Ronaldo deported for ‘public indecency’

The football star appeared to grab his genitals in an insulting gesture. A Saudi lawyer has called for the arrest and deportation of Cristiano Ronaldo...

Saudi Arabia makes move towards Russia-China bloc

The Kingdom has approved “partner” status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has signed the documents granting Saudi Arabia the...

New Zealand’s Middle East strategy, 20 years after the Iraq War

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the Iraq War. While it strongly opposed the US-led invasion, New Zealand’s then Labour-led government led by Prime...

Saudi king invites Iranian president to Riyadh – official

The invitation comes days after China brokered a diplomatic deal between the two regional powers. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has invited Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi...

Warning issued for petrodollar

Refusal to use the greenback for oil payments around the world could undermine the US economy, a former White House official has said. The US...

Ronaldo left bruised in Saudi match against Messi

The two icons met for potentially the last time in an exhibition game in Riyadh. Cristiano Ronaldo took a blow to the face from former...

‘More Than History in The Making’: Cristiano Ronaldo Officially Signs With Al Nassr FC

Earlier this month, Cristiano Ronaldo denied reports he was heading to Al Nassr, saying in a news conference at the 2022 World Cup that...

What historic China-Arab summits mean for the Middle East

Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia signals a desire by Arab nations to hedge their bets with stronger partnerships beyond the US. Chinese leader Xi...

Xi Jinping Starts 3-Day Visit to Saudi Arabia

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay an official visit to Saudi Arabia from December 7-9 at the invitation of Saudi Arabian King Salman bin...

Saudi Arabia declares public holiday in wake of Argentina triumph

The Green Falcons scored a seismic World Cup shock against Argentina on Tuesday. A public holiday has been declared for employees and students in Saudi...

Biden’s call for Musk probe draws jeers

The president’s detractors framed his objection to Saudi involvement in the Twitter deal as peak hypocrisy. US President Joe Biden has been accused of hypocrisy...

Saudi Arabia ‘duped’ Washington on secret oil deal – media

President Biden’s administration reportedly thought it had a pledge from Riyadh to boost oil output, but supplies were instead cut. President Joe Biden reportedly made...

US ‘ally’ expresses desire to join BRICS

Saudi Arabia has inquired with South Africa’s president about joining the economic bloc. Saudi Arabia wants to join the BRICS alliance, South African President Cyril...

US senators propose punishment for major ally

The American weaponry guarding Riyadh’s oil infrastructure should be moved to Ukraine, lawmakers suggest. US weapons should be withdrawn from Saudi Arabia as punishment for...

Saudi Arabia hikes oil prices for US – Bloomberg

American customers will pay more for deliveries, while prices in Asia remain unchanged. State-controlled Saudi Aramco has raised its November official selling price for crude...

Crude Prices Skyrocket After Biden Returns From Saudi Arabia Without Oil Deal

Last week’s joint communiqué released after US President Joe Biden’s talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen ceasefire

Riyadh agrees to Ramadan truce that could permanently end the seven-year war. Saudi Arabia has announced a halt to all military operations in Yemen, with...

Saudi Arabia considers selling oil in yuan – media

Top oil producer distances itself from petrodollar hegemony. Saudi Arabia is considering selling some of its oil to China in yuan rather than dollars, people...

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