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Saudi king hosts CIA chief after Twitter charges

Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency's director Thursday, state media said, after three people were charged in the United States with spying on Twitter users critical of the royal family.

Putin talks investments and space in Abu Dhabi

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed deals worth over $1.3 billion with the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, wrapping up a tour of the Gulf where he also courted investment in Saudi Arabia.

US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat

The Pentagon announced Friday it was bolstering US forces in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh asked for reinforcements following the September 14 drone-and-missile attack on Saudi oil plants which Washington blames on Iran.

Pantawid Pasada for TNVS operators sought

As oil prices in the country are expected to soar further due to the recent drone attack on a major oil refinery in Saudi Arabia, a proposal to expand the coverage of the Pantawid Pasada program has gained strong support in the House of…

US ‘in denial’ over Saudi attacks: Iran FM

The US is "in denial" over attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia, Iran's top diplomat said Tuesday, after Washington blamed weekend strikes on Tehran despite Yemeni rebels claiming responsibility.

Prosecutors question ex-mistress of former King Juan Carlos

Spanish public prosecutors on Thursday questioned an ex-mistress of Spain's former king Juan Carlos after she said the monarch pocketed money from a high-speed train contract with Saudi Arabia, her lawyers and Spanish judical sources said.

Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions on women

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male "guardian", authorities said.

Is a new US-led war looming with Iran?

The United States is deploying troops in Saudi Arabia as tensions soar with its arch-rival Iran raising concerns over navigation in the Gulf's strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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