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Saudi Arabia amends import rules on Israel-linked products

Saudi Arabia amends import rules on Israel-linked products

The move is a Saudi bid to challenge the UAE's status as the region's trade and business hub.Ben Ariel, 06/07/2021 06:50
Report: Some of Khashoggi's killers trained in the US

Report: Some of Khashoggi's killers trained in the US

Four members of the Saudi hit squad that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 received paramilitary training in the United States.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 02:07
Saudi FM to IAEA chief: Iran's nuclear sites should be inspected

Saudi FM to IAEA chief: Iran's nuclear sites should be inspected

Saudi Foreign Minister meets IAEA chief, underlines importance of comprehensive inspection of all Iranian nuclear sites.Elad Benari, 22/06/2021 05:14
Saudi Arabia permits women to live independently

Saudi Arabia permits women to live independently

Saudi Arabia allows single, divorced or widowed women to live independently in a house without permission from a father or male guardian.Elad Benari, 14/06/2021 06:38
Report: Netanyahu, Trump, Saudi Arabia pressured Jordan

Report: Netanyahu, Trump, Saudi Arabia pressured Jordan

Pressure from 3 nations over refusal to make concessions for peace process blamed for instability which led to coup attempt in Jordan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2021 11:31
Iran: Talks with Saudi Arabia continue in a 'good atmosphere'

Iran: Talks with Saudi Arabia continue in a 'good atmosphere'

The talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Baghdad remained secret until several weeks ago.Elad Benari, 01/06/2021 06:44
Saudi Arabia temporarily closes airspace to Israeli flights

Saudi Arabia temporarily closes airspace to Israeli flights

Saudi Arabia closes its airspace to Israeli flights for several hours for unknown reasons.Elad Benari, 26/05/2021 03:14
Saudi King criticizes 'Israeli aggression in Jerusalem'

Saudi King criticizes 'Israeli aggression in Jerusalem'

Saudi King speaks to PA chairman, says kingdom will pressure Israel’s “occupation government”.Elad Benari, Canada, 22/05/2021 01:37
Relations thawing between Syria and Saudi Arabia?

Relations thawing between Syria and Saudi Arabia?

Senior Saudi delegation arrives in Syria for the first talks between the two countries in years. Meeting 'broke the ice,' official says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 14:22
Has Biden facilitated Saudi-Iranian rapprochement?

Has Biden facilitated Saudi-Iranian rapprochement?

With Biden admin. signaling end to Iran sanctions and return to nuclear agreement, regional powers sag under the pressure exerted by Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 14:46
Saudi Ta'if residents keep dangerous war dance alive

Saudi Ta'if residents keep dangerous war dance alive

'Taasheer' war dance goes viral. Dancers jump, fire rifle at the ground to motivate soldiers, intimidate enemies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 08:41
Saudi Arabia: Iran should avoid escalation

Saudi Arabia: Iran should avoid escalation

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to engage in negotiations over 2015 nuclear agreement and avoid escalation.Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 06:45
Report: Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations

Report: Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations

Regional rivals hold meetings in Baghdad about resuming relations which have been cut off since 2016.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 10:03
Saudi FM: Normalization with Israel would be a 'tremendous benefit'

Saudi FM: Normalization with Israel would be a 'tremendous benefit'

Saudi Foreign Minister says normalization with Israel would depend on progress in Israeli-PA peace process.Elad Benari, Canada, 03/04/2021 00:19
Saudi Arabia offers ceasefire to Houthis in Yemen

Saudi Arabia offers ceasefire to Houthis in Yemen

Saudi Arabia takes step to end war in Yemen which has caused a major humanitarian crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 16:58
Watch: Houthi drone attack causes damage to Saudi Arabian state-owned oil refinery

Watch: Houthi drone attack causes damage to Saudi Arabian state-owned oil refinery

6 additional drone strikes were carried out by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis Friday, as hundreds of drone attacks have targeted Saudi Arabia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2021 09:46
Zvi Yehezkeli: 'Something is cooking between Israel and Saudi Arabia'

Zvi Yehezkeli: 'Something is cooking between Israel and Saudi Arabia'

Iranians are 'humiliating Biden administration, and he's not doing anything,' analyst Zvi Yehezkeli says.103FM, 09/03/2021 14:55
Trump's former envoy to State Department: Condemn the Houthis, unequivocally

Trump's former envoy to State Department: Condemn the Houthis, unequivocally

Jason Greenblatt criticizes State Department spokesman's weak condemnation of Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia.Elad Benari, 09/03/2021 02:07
Saudis down two Houthi drones

Saudis down two Houthi drones

The Saudi-led coalition says it has downed two attack drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.i24NEWS, 07/03/2021 17:24
Saudis come out against Temple Mount

Saudis come out against Temple Mount

Saudi Twitter users say that Muslims should be praying only towards Mecca.Shlomo Witty, 07/03/2021 16:55
Our Middle Eastern ‘situational ethics’

Our Middle Eastern ‘situational ethics’

Selective ethics regarding Saudi Arabia as opposed to Iran, Syria and Lebanon can be traced to the makeup of Biden's administration.Op-ed.Sarah N. Stern, 06/03/2021 19:43
Pompeo: Many people in Saudi Arabia want to normalize ties with Israel

Pompeo: Many people in Saudi Arabia want to normalize ties with Israel

Former Secretary of State expresses hope that Saudi Arabia will join the Abraham Accords.Elad Benari, 01/03/2021 04:57
US to restrict entry of 76 Saudis

US to restrict entry of 76 Saudis

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces "Khashoggi ban" which denies entry to foreigners who threaten dissidents.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 26/02/2021 22:45
US intelligence: Saudi Crown Prince ordered killing of Jamal Khashoggi

US intelligence: Saudi Crown Prince ordered killing of Jamal Khashoggi

US intelligence report concludes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/02/2021 20:21
Report: Israel, Saudi, Bahrain and UAE in talks on defense alliance

Report: Israel, Saudi, Bahrain and UAE in talks on defense alliance

Israel reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on establishing four-nation defense alliance.Elad Benari, 26/02/2021 06:02
Biden speaks to Saudi King

Biden speaks to Saudi King

Conversation comes ahead of release of report expected to state that Saudi Crown Prince ordered killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Elad Benari, 26/02/2021 00:16
US report to single out Saudi Crown Prince over Khashoggi murder

US report to single out Saudi Crown Prince over Khashoggi murder

Declassified version of US intelligence report to state that Saudi Crown Prince approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 05:11
Report: Israeli and Saudi officials discussed Biden policy on Iran

Report: Israeli and Saudi officials discussed Biden policy on Iran

Saudi Arabia, like Israel, is troubled by the Biden Administration's position on the Iran nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 24/02/2021 06:38
Biden snubbing the Saudis?

Biden snubbing the Saudis?

While Biden admin has made contacts with known enemies, it seems to be avoiding regional allies Israel and Saudi Arabia.i24NEWS, 16/02/2021 18:54
Iran rejects new nuclear negotiations

Iran rejects new nuclear negotiations

Iran’s foreign ministry says there will be no new negotiations or changes to the participants in its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2021 02:26
Biden admin. halts weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Biden admin. halts weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, UAE

American geopolitical expert says US wants to 'make sure American technology isn't leaked to China, Russia.'i24NEWS, 30/01/2021 22:49
Ahmadinejad calls for 'worldwide peace, brotherhood & security'

Ahmadinejad calls for 'worldwide peace, brotherhood & security'

In an interview with RT, former Iranian President who called for Israel's destruction, now advocates peace between Sunni & Shi'i states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/01/2021 22:14
Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target' over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia intercepts 'hostile target' over Riyadh

It is unclear whether the "hostile air target" was fired by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 04:51
Trump pulls off another miracle in the Middle East

Trump pulls off another miracle in the Middle East

Kushner will reportedly be attending the signing ceremony to end the blockade of Qatar. Op-ed.David Singer, 05/01/2021 09:16
Saudi Arabia agrees to open airspace to Qatar

Saudi Arabia agrees to open airspace to Qatar

Jared Kushner, Avi Berkowitz deliver one more Middle East agreement in last days of Trump Administration.Gary Willig, 04/01/2021 20:56
Watch: Explosions and gunfire in Aden airport

Watch: Explosions and gunfire in Aden airport

Yemeni government officials under attack at Aden airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2020 12:54
State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

US State Department approves potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $290 billion.Ben Ariel, 30/12/2020 05:38
Saudi women's rights activist jailed for 'terrorism'

Saudi women's rights activist jailed for 'terrorism'

The AFP reported that Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul has received a 5 years, 8 months jail sentence.Eitan Divinsky, 28/12/2020 13:52
Saudi Arabia suspends international flights following new coronavirus mutation

Saudi Arabia suspends international flights following new coronavirus mutation

Saudi Arabia suspends all international commercial flights and entry to the kingdom through land and sea ports for a period of one week.Elad Benari, 21/12/2020 06:40
Saudi textbooks remove anti-Semitism, but 'more must be done'

Saudi textbooks remove anti-Semitism, but 'more must be done'

Saudi Arabia begins process of removing anti-Semitism, jihadism from school textbooks. Experts say more must be done.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2020 10:39
Kushner: Inevitable that Saudi Arabia will recognize Israel

Kushner: Inevitable that Saudi Arabia will recognize Israel

Aide to US President says only a matter of time before Saudi Arabia normalizes ties with Israel after Morocco joins UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 18:55
Peace with the Saudis? 'They're waiting for Biden'

Peace with the Saudis? 'They're waiting for Biden'

Expert on international relations explains why Saudi Arabia chose not to join the other states that established ties with Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 09/12/2020 06:05
Saudi Cabinet reaffirms commitment to Palestinian cause

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms commitment to Palestinian cause

Saudi Cabinet says Palestinian cause is still at the top of the issues it supports, calls on Israel to halt "settlement building".Elad Benari, 09/12/2020 03:37
Saudi Prince calls Israeli PM a liar: 'How can you believe him?'

Saudi Prince calls Israeli PM a liar: 'How can you believe him?'

Prince Turki Al-Faisal spoke at a video conference also attended by Israeli Foreign Minister who expressed his "regret" at remarks.Y Rabinovitz, 06/12/2020 21:31
Report: Saudi Arabia, Qatar near US-brokered deal following break in ties

Report: Saudi Arabia, Qatar near US-brokered deal following break in ties

The countries, with US encouragement, are reportedly nearing a deal following a rift that began over 3 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2020 08:41
Saudi minister: Iran desperate to blame us for anything negative

Saudi minister: Iran desperate to blame us for anything negative

Senior Saudi minister fires back after Iran's foreign minister claims Saudi Arabia played a role in elimination of senior nuclear scientist.Elad Benari, 02/12/2020 06:32
Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights over its territory following appeal by US admin.

Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights over its territory following appeal by US admin.

The issue came as a result of either bureaucratic misunderstanding, technical confusion, or Riyadh's frustration with Israel.Eitan Divinsky, 30/11/2020 18:43
Jared Kushner visits the Gulf

Jared Kushner visits the Gulf

Trump's senior adviser will try to persuade the Saudis to move towards normalization with Israel even before Biden enters the White House.Nitsan Keidar, 29/11/2020 23:25
Report: Saudi Crown Prince delayed Israel deal because of US election results

Report: Saudi Crown Prince delayed Israel deal because of US election results

Officials say Saudi Crown Prince pulled back from normalization with Israel in part because of US election results.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2020 06:06
PM & Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman discussed forming united front against Iran

PM & Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman discussed forming united front against Iran

Two leaders also discussed how to relate to incoming Biden administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2020 09:27
PA officials hope Saudi Arabia won't establish ties with Israel

PA officials hope Saudi Arabia won't establish ties with Israel

PA officials say normalization of ties with Israel is "an escape from the truth".Elad Benari, 24/11/2020 05:42
WATCH: Netanyahu meets senior Saudi leaders in Riyadh

WATCH: Netanyahu meets senior Saudi leaders in Riyadh

Israeli officials confirmed reports that Netanyahu, Mossad chief travelled to Saudi capital for meeting with Crown Prince & Mike Pompeo.i24NEWS, 23/11/2020 19:03
Will Saudis join accords? 'More when than if'

Will Saudis join accords? 'More when than if'

US Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs refrains from disclosing details re Saudis, but says 'more will join accords'.Yoni Kempinski, 23/11/2020 16:36
Gantz brands leak of secret flight 'irresponsible move'

Gantz brands leak of secret flight 'irresponsible move'

Defense Minister Benny Gantz attacks leak on Prime Minister Netanyahu's flight to Saudi Arabia: 'Israeli citizens should be disturbed.'Hezki Baruch, 23/11/2020 15:40
Netanyahu discussed normalization with Saudi Crown Prince

Netanyahu discussed normalization with Saudi Crown Prince

Senior Saudi official says Israeli PM and Saudi Crown Prince discussed normalization but did not reach any agreement in last night's meetingDavid Rosenberg, 23/11/2020 13:34
Netanyahu secretly visited Saudi Arabia

Netanyahu secretly visited Saudi Arabia

Israeli Prime Minister and Mossad chief visited Saudi Arabia with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.David Rosenberg, 23/11/2020 09:32
'Nobody would be naive enough to go back to Iran deal'

'Nobody would be naive enough to go back to Iran deal'

Saudi Arabia’s UN envoy dismisses the idea that Biden will re-enter 2015 Iran nuclear deal: It has proven its failure to the entire world.Elad Benari, 23/11/2020 06:14