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After Iran deal, EU's Mogherini to visit Tehran, Saudi Arabia

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BRUSSELS - The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Tehran on Tuesday following the West's historic nuclear deal with Iran, also going to Saudi Arabia in her first official visit to the two regional powers.

Saudi King Salman to visit United States in the fall: Carter

AMMAN - Saudi Arabia's King Salman is expected to visit the United States in the fall, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters after his meeting with the monarch.

Politics, World, 22 Jul 2015

U.S. defense chief in Saudi Arabia to reassure after Iran deal

JEDDAH - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew into Saudi Arabia for meetings on Wednesday with King Salman and his security leadership to reassure the kingdom of America's support after Washington struck a nuclear deal with its arch-rival Iran.

World, 22 Jul 2015

Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal

RIYADH - One likely Saudi Arabian response to the deal its biggest enemy Iran has struck with world powers is to accelerate its own nuclear power plans, creating an atomic infrastructure it could, one day, seek to weaponize.

Nuclear deal could herald major change within and beyond Iran

BEIRUT - An unlikely group in the Middle East has found common ground in recent days: Saudi Arabia, Israel and hardliners within Iran have all made clear they consider the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers a very bad idea.

World, Israel, Davos, Politics 19 Jul 2015

Saudi Arabia says arrests 431 Islamic State suspects, thwarts bombings

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State cells and thwarted attacks on mosques, security forces and a diplomatic mission, the interior ministry said on Saturday. | Video

World, 19 Jul 2015

Saudi Arabia says arrests 431 Islamic State suspects, thwarts bombings

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State cells and thwarted attacks on mosques, security forces and a diplomatic mission, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

World, 18 Jul 2015

Hamas chief and Saudi king hold rare meeting: Hamas source

DUBAI - Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal and other top officials from the Palestinian militant group met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and senior Saudi leaders on Friday, a Hamas source said, in the first meeting between the two sides for years.

World, 17 Jul 2015

Iran should use nuclear deal to help economy, not for regional 'adventures': Saudi minister

WASHINGTON - Iran should use a nuclear deal agreed this week with six world powers to improve its economy, and not to pursue "adventures" in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Thursday. | Video

World, 16 Jul 2015

Islamic State says car bomb explodes near Saudi prison, driver killed

RIYADH - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near Saudi Arabia's highest security prison at sunset on Thursday, killing the driver and wounding two security officials, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

World, 16 Jul 2015
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Turkey, U.S. aim for zone cleared of Islamic State in northern Syria

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON - Turkey and the United States are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and jointly sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land along the Turkish border, bolstering the NATO member's security and possibly providing a safe haven for civilians.