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Saudi Arabia freezes trade relations with Canada

Saudi Arabia has frozen its trade relations and investments with Canada following the latter’s call to release Samar Badawi, an anti-government activist from prison. The Kingdom has also declared the Canadian ambassador to Riyadh...
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Nuclear reactors: Saudi Arabia thinking out loud

Nuclear power stations could power much of Saudi Arabia’s electrical requirements, with U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry stating the United States is working closely with the kingdom to build nuclear power reactors in the...
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Economic cooperation boosts Lebanon-Saudi ties

Economic cooperation between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are set to take-off. More than twenty agreements are set to be signed by both companies following the formation of a new government, said Walid Al-Bukhari, charge...

Turkey U.S. relations hit road bump following diplomatic spat

As per a source, the newly appointed deputy foreign ministry of Turkey, Sedat Onal, is set to lead a delegation to the United States in order to discuss tensions between the NATO allies. Turkey-U.S. relations...
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Doha’s charm offensive boosts U.S. Qatar relations

In start contrast to U.S. Qatar relations a year ago, there was much bonhomie on display as members of the U.S. Congress and officials from the U.S. Administration met last week for dinner in...

Oil sales will continue: Hassan Rouhani

Oil sales will continue and Iran will break U.S. imposed sanctions, said a defiant Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after the United States reimposed sanctions on Iran’s vital energy and banking sectors. “America wanted to...
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Cooperation with Iran will continue: China

Cooperation and relations with Iran will continue, said China’s state news agency Xinhua citing a statement from Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi. The stance is diametrically opposite to the Trump Administration’s diplomatic approach with Iran,...

Vogue Arabia draws flak for featuring Princess Hayfa while women activists are jailed

Vogue Arabia landed for a bit of harsh criticism following its June 2018 cover which features a Saudi princess. While Vogue Arabia’s intentions may have been noble: to feature the “trailblazing women of Saudi...
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Qatar takes UAE to UN International Court of Justice

According to a report by Qatar’s state news agency (QNA), Qatar has dragged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nation’s highest judicial body, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging human rights...
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Syria’s new constitution could dawn in 2019

Syria’s constitution got a shot in the arm when the United Nations along with Turkey, Iran and Russia voiced hope that the committee charged with writing it will begin work in early...