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Saudi Arabia, Israel present de facto united front against Iran

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MUNICH Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim power.

Israel's defense minister says Iran wants to undermine Saudi Arabia

MUNICH Israel's defense minister said on Sunday Iran had an ultimate objective of undermining Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and called for a dialogue with Sunni Arab states to defeat "radical" elements in the region.

World, Feb 19 2017

Saudi foreign minister says Iran main sponsor of global terror

MUNICH Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday rejected Iranian calls for dialogue saying Tehran was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, a destabilizing force in the Middle East and wanted to "destroy us."

World, Politics, Election 2016, Feb 19 2017

Saudi Crown prince says U.S.-Saudi ties strong

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's relations with the United States are "historic and strategic", Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef said on the occasion of the visit of CIA director Mike Pompeo to Riyadh.

World, Feb 11 2017

Saudi Arabia to appoint ambassador to Lebanon: president's office

BEIRUT Saudi Arabia will appoint a new ambassador to Lebanon, encourage the return of Saudi tourists and increase flights there by Saudi airlines, the Lebanese president's office said, in a sign of improved bilateral ties.

World, Lebanon Feb 06 2017

Singapore to cane Saudi diplomat for molesting hotel intern: paper

SINGAPORE A Singapore court sentenced a Saudi Arabian diplomat to four strokes of a cane and more than 26 months in jail for molesting a young hotel intern while on holiday in the city state last year, the Straits Times newspaper said on Friday.

World, Feb 03 2017

Rockets hit U.N. Yemen ceasefire office in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH A building in southern Saudi Arabia used by United Nations staff to monitor ceasefire violations in Yemen was damaged by rocket fire on Monday.

World, United Nations, Yemen Jan 30 2017

Saudi king agrees in call with Trump to support Syria, Yemen safe zones: White House

WASHINGTON/RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman, in a telephone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said.

World, Yemen, Syria Jan 30 2017

U.N. experts warn Saudi-led coalition allies over war crimes in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has carried out attacks in Yemen that "may amount to war crimes," U.N. sanctions monitors reported to the world body's Security Council, warning coalition allies including the United States, Britain and France that they are obligated to respect international humanitarian law.

World, United Nations, Yemen Jan 29 2017

Merkel says fight against terrorism no excuse for U.S. entry ban

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.S. President Donald Trump that the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for banning refugees or people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, her spokesman said on Sunday.

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Airport killing seen on CCTV, probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tension rose between the countries. | Video