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China is Making the ‘New’ Middle East

This was inevitable. When the US started to strategically withdraw from the Middle East and shifted its focus towards Southeast Asia and (Eastern) Europe to contain its two rivals (China and Russia), the Middle East was left without a traditional balancer. Without making an orientalist argument and arguing that the Middle East always needed an […]

Does the Saudi-Iran agreement reflect the change in China’s foreign policy?

The agreement signed between Saudi Arabia and Iran under Chinese auspices on 6 March aroused much interest in the Arab world, the Middle East and the world in general. It came after a diplomatic break between the two countries in 2016, with a statement that confirmed: “It is a response to the Chinese president’s initiative […]

What the Saudi-Iran deal means for Palestine, Israel, the U.S., and the Mideast

In a surprising development last weekend, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to restore normal relations, reopen embassies in each other’s country, and reactivate security and trade agreements that have lain dormant.  The agreement has the potential to shake up both regional and global politics, but could also mean a lot less than it initially seems. […]

A positive new milestone in Saudi-Iranian relations

According to a joint statement issued following talks in Beijing, Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to resume diplomatic relations and reopen embassies. It also confirmed the two parties’ agreement to mutual sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s affairs. According to the statement, the two countries agreed to reopen their embassies within two months, while the […]

Netanyahu slammed by political foes over Saudi-Iran rapprochement

Israeli politicians used the surprising Saudi-Iran rapprochement to stage a severe attack on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli media reported on Friday. Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations on Friday after talks in Beijing between top security officials from the two rival countries. "As a result of the talks, Iran and Saudi […]

Reactions to Iran and Saudi Arabia resuming ties – Quotes

Here are some key quotes and reactions after Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed on Friday to re-establish relations in a deal announced after four days of previously undisclosed talks in Beijing. Statement issued by Iran, Saudi Arabia and China Tehran and Riyadh agreed "to resume diplomatic relations between them and re-open their embassies and missions within a […]

Saudi kept US informed on talks with Iran – White House

Saudi Arabia kept Washington informed of its talks with Iran to restore diplomatic relations but the United States was not directly involved, White House spokesman, John Kirby, said on Friday, Reuters reports. The road map announced on Friday appeared to be the result of several rounds of talks, including some held in Baghdad and Oman, […]

Establishing ties with Saudi Arabia will end Israel-Arab conflict, Netanyahu says

Israel and Saudi Arabia normalising relations with each other would end the conflict with Palestinians and the wider Arab world, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has claimed. Speaking at the Hartog National Security Conference in Tel Aviv yesterday evening, Netanyahu stated that "If we have the upper hand, I think we can expand the circle […]

Tennis – Saudi Arabia sends first female team to ITF event

Women's sport in Saudi Arabia reached a new milestone this week as the conservative Kingdom sent their first female team to an International Tennis Federation (ITF) event, Reuters reports. The Asia/Oceania pre-qualifying event of Billie Jean King Cup Juniors, hosted this week in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the first time Saudi Arabia has been represented […]

Saudi Arabia downplays geologist’s warning of Red Sea quake 

Saudi Arabian authorities have dismissed predictions about a potential quake in the Red Sea by a prominent Saudi geologist as "personal opinions." The warning followed last week's powerful earthquake which struck parts of Turkiye and Syria, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. On Friday, head Saudi geologist, Abdul Aziz bin Laboun, in a phone […]

Report That Saudi Arabia Will Sponsor FIFA Women’s World Cup Sets Soccer World on Fire

Reports circulating this week that Visit Saudi, the official tourism board of Saudi Arabia, would sponsor the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup prompted an eruption of outrage in the soccer world and a loud protest on Wednesday by host nations Australia and New Zealand that they were not involved in the approval process. Source

Iran and Saudi Arabia – rivalry or partnership?

Iran and Saudi Arabia stand out among many Middle Eastern states in terms of their status, historical content, natural resources, and scale. The regional security of the Middle East is also affected by the state of relations between Tehran and Riyadh, because each of them represents one of the Islamic world’s currents (Shiism and Sunnism), […]

Future New Cities are being Built where Private Cars will be Banned, Only Public Transportation

Last week, global elites and world leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit. Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Climate Envoy for Saudi Arabia, said at a recent meeting in Switzerland, “There will be no cars.” It can be recalled that Saudi Arabia unveiled […]

The US/UK Are Hindering The Peace Effort In Yemen Despite Hopeful Saudi Comments

Despite the hopeful comments of Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, at a World Economic Forum panel in Davos, the war in Yemen threatens to explode with violence at any moment after a long pause in hostilities. At the centre of prolonging the conflict are Britain and the US, both of […]

Syria regime allows imports from Saudi Arabia after decade of suspension

The Syrian regime has reportedly agreed to allow the import of goods from Saudi Arabia after a decade-long trade suspension, amid reports of increasing reconciliatory relations between the two Arab nations. According to the Arabi 21 news outlet, the Bashar al-Assad regime's ministry of foreign affairs and expatriates agreed to allow the import of materials manufactured […]

Biden improves US-Saudi cooperation to confront Iran, say officials

US officials have detected improved cooperation between the US and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, three months after relations reached a historic low between the two countries. The Wall Street Journal quoted officials in the administration of US President Joe Biden stating: "The Biden administration has dropped threats to retaliate against Saudi Arabia for an […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Experiences Surreal Start in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The palm trees lining the desert roads leading out of Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport were wet with rain drops when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived this week in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The surprising weather greeted the soccer great’s shocking move to the Middle East, where the gray skies in Riyadh were more akin […]

Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr welcomes superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

Presenting their transfer, Cristiano Ronaldo, to the media, Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr on Tuesday held a signing ceremony for the Portuguese superstar, Anadolu News Agency reports. "I can say now that many opportunities in Europe, many clubs in Brazil, in Australia, the US and even in Portugal, many clubs tried to sign me but I gave […]

Iraq, Saudi Arabia discuss ways to boost relations

Iraqi President, Abdul Latif Rashid, met with Saudi Ambassador, Abdulaziz Al-Shammari, in the capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday to discuss ways of strengthening relations between the two countries, Anadolu News Agency reports. A statement by Abdul Latif's office said the Iraqi leader underlined the depth of relations between Baghdad and Riyadh and the need to bolster […]

Will there be reconciliation between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia is now the focus of attention not only by their immediate neighbors, as the stability of the Middle East and the situation in their rival countries, such as Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, depends on the development of this relationship. According to anecdotal evidence leaked to the […]

Cristiano Ronaldo: €213m-a-year offer in Saudi Arabia, the World Cup and… Greece!

The deal between Al Nasr and Cristiano Ronaldo is becoming more and more likely after the Portuguese star traveled with his family to the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Wednesday night. After his inglorious “goodbye” at the 2022 World Cup, the 37-year-old footballer is faced with the big decision about the next stage of… […]

Bernie Sanders Buckles Under White House Pressure On Ending Yemen War

US Senator Bernie Sanders backed down from requesting a vote on a resolution to end US government support for the war in Yemen, disappointing supporters. Although the story has been focused on Bernie, this should serve as a moment to open up a new conversation about the brutal Saudi-coalition’s war in Yemen. Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

Netanyahu urges US to reaffirm alliance with Saudi Arabia, claiming result in regional peace

Israeli prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the United States to improve and reaffirm its ties with Saudi Arabia, claiming it would help result in ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In an interview with the Saudi-owned news outlet Al Arabiya, Netanyahu said of US president Joe Biden that "I'm going to tell him that I think […]

South Korea and Saudi Arabia open up a new level of economic partnership

South Korea and Saudi Arabia have had diplomatic relations for more than 60 years, but since 2015, when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman became actively involved in state affairs, relations between the two countries have received a new impetus for cooperation, expanding from the traditional sectors of oil trading and construction to developing alternative energy […]

Will coalition supporting legitimacy disintegrate into bilateral agreements with a weak authority?

The past week has witnessed remarkable developments on the Yemeni scene, the most prominent of which was the signing of a surprising agreement for military and security cooperation and combating terrorism, between the UAE and Yemen, on the side-lines of a visit by the Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Mohsen Al-Daari, and the Minister of […]

Saudi Arabia sets January Arab Light prices to Asia, Aramco says

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, cut the January official selling price (OSP) for its flagship Arab Light crude for Asian buyers on concerns over faltering demand and a potential increase in Russian competition, Reuters reports. According to the report, the price for January-loading Arab Light to Asia was trimmed by $2.20 a barrel […]

Saudi Arabia resumes drug related executions

READ: Fear mounts over possible execution of 54 inmates in Saudi Arabia Source

Cristiano Ronaldo accepts $20m-a-year contract with Saudi Arabia football club

The football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has agreed to join a top Saudi team in a contract worth over $200 million per year, according to a media report. Following Portugal's match against Ghana last week during the ongoing World Cup games, in which Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to score in five World […]

Saudi Arabia Looks to Replace Washington with Beijing

Whereas China and Russia do already have an agenda of a new, multipolar world order, they are far from the only players. While undoubtedly the most important ones, both are not only allied with each other, they are forming alliances with countries that were previously squarely placed in the US camp. Among the countries willing […]

President Joe Biden grants immunity to Saudi’s MBS over Khashoggi killing

The US has granted Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman sovereign immunity in a lawsuit over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The decision means that despite the near certainty of the US intelligence community that the 37-year-old authorised the brutal murder of Khashoggi in 2018, any prospect for holding the crown prince legally accountable […]

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