Riyadh, Khartoum take stock of regional crises

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held wide-ranging talks with Sudanese President Omar Bashir to assess the progress of bilateral relations and to take stock of the crisis situations in the region, especially the conflict in Yemen.

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Iran promoting terrorism, taking over Iraq: KSA

Iran’s belligerent policies, which are hampering all plans for restoring peace and security in the Middle East, came under fire during talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of the GCC states on Thursday.

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S. Korea to build SR7.5bn nuclear reactors in KSA

Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed five key accords on Tuesday in Riyadh including a plan to study the feasibility of building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country.

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Kingdom, Turkey enter ‘a new era of cooperation’

Saudi Arabia and Turkey are embarking on a “new era” in their relations after talks between the nations’ leaders on Sunday, which included Yemen, Syria and Iran’s nuclear program, a senior diplomat said on Monday.

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KSA-Egypt talks spotlight anti-terror force, ME crisis

Saudi Arabia reiterated its support for Egypt following wide-ranging talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi on Sunday.

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Erdogan, El-Sissi set for key Saudi talks

Riyadh will witness this week a flurry of diplomatic activities beginning Sunday, when Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi.

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KSA, Arab League FMs to hold emergency meeting on Yemen

Foreign ministers of Arab League member states, including Saudi Arabia, will hold an emergency meeting on Yemen in Cairo on Wednesday, Nabil Al-Arabi, Arab League chief, said in the Egyptian capital on Sunday.

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GCC in joint push to block tainted expatriates’ entry

In yet another move to cut reliance on foreign labor, the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is working on a joint database project that will contain comprehensive information about tainted foreign workers.

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Saudi-India ties flourishing on strong footing

Trade, manpower and political interaction have been the dominant factors in India’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, with the import of oil being a major component.

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King Abdullah invited to Egyptian conference

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has been invited to attend a high-profile international economic conference to discuss investment and reform initiatives of the new Egyptian government, said Affifi Ahmed Abdelwahab, Egyptian ambassador, here on Monday. The three-day event will be held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh starting March 13.

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New KSA missions in Iraq to boost ties

A Saudi delegation is set to visit Iraq this week in order to prepare the ground for the reopening of the Saudi Embassy in Baghdad, 24 years after the Kingdom closed its diplomatic mission there.

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Yemen chaos alarms GCC

The GCC bloc has said that it would not stand idle in the face of factional foreign intervention in Yemen and called for the restoration of government’s writ in Sanaa.

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‘Friends of Yemen’ to hold crucial meeting

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including Saudi Arabia, will attend a high-profile ministerial conference held by the “Friends of Yemen” group in New York on Sept. 24.

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GCC slams Syrian elections as ‘farce’

Foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have labeled the elections in Syria as a farce. They dismissed the vote as a way for President Bashar Assad to stay in power and prolong the country’s bloody three-year conflict.

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GCC discusses Qatar fallout, Iran nuke plan

Foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met here Monday evening to discuss key regional issues including Iran's nuclear program, the Syrian crisis and the ongoing reconciliation initiatives between Qatar and other member states.

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UN veto by Russia and China on Syria denounced

The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has strongly condemned Russia and China for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution to refer the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation into possible war crimes.

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Syria, Iran to top summit agenda

The Syrian crisis and the Iranian nuclear accord will take the center stage in discussions Tuesday among the heads of government of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council in Kuwait. The topic of peace between Israel and Palestine will also be on the agenda besides a plan to form a strong GCC police force on the model of the Europol and Interpol that has already been approved by Gulf interior ministers” said Abdullateef Al-Zayani, GCC secretary-general, here on Saturday.

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Danube plans SR300 million investment in Saudi operations

anube, a regional leader in construction, building materials and shop fitting industries, has announced plans to invest SR300 million into its Saudi operations in the coming years.

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ThyssenKrupp upbeat on Mideast business climate Previous

RIYADH: German giant ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to expand its operations in the Middle East, which will create thousands of new jobs for Saudis and Gulf nationals.

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Iran, Mideast high on King-Obama agenda

RIYADH: Key regional issues with serious global implications is expected to top the agenda of the wide-ranging talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and United States President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday.

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan