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Syrian government rejects Qatari, Saudi role in talks: report


BEIRUT The participation of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria talks will be discussed once they stop backing militancy, Syria's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, appearing to reject their attendance at forthcoming peace talks.

Iran's Zarif wants cooperation with Saudi over Syria and Yemen

DAVOS, Switzerland Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Iran's foreign minister said.

Yemen, World, Davos, 7:10am EST

Rouhani says 10 countries offered to mediate between Saudi and Iran

DUBAI At least 10 countries have offered to mediate in the escalating feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, noting that Tehran would restore ties with Riyadh if Saudi Arabia changes it regional policies.

World, Davos Jan 17 2017

Saudi's Jubeir rejects criticism of Riyadh in French election race

PARIS Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has hit back at suggestions by some French presidential candidates that Riyadh funds Islamist extremism in France and that bilateral ties between the two allies should be reviewed.

World, France, Jan 17 2017

Oil up on Saudi commitment to cut; U.S. output seen rising

CALGARY, Alberta Oil prices settled up on Monday, as Saudi Arabia's commitments to reducing production offset a report forecasting U.S. output would again rise this year.

Jan 16 2017

Saudi's flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neos, upgrades 20 more

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas is to buy 80 Airbus A320neo narrow body jets in a deal worth $8.6 billion that includes upgrading an earlier order, it said on Monday. | Video

Aerospace & Defense Jan 16 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines budget unit to fly leased Airbus A320s

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabian Airlines' budget carrier Flyadeal will lease six Airbus A320s, an Airbus executive said on Monday, a sign that the European planemaker might again have pipped Boeing in the race to win a big Middle East deal.

Aerospace & Defense Jan 16 2017

In final ruling, Egypt court rejects transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO An Egyptian court rejected on Monday a government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in a final ruling that prompted cheers in the courtroom but could deepen tensions with the country's erstwhile financial backer.

World, Egypt Jan 16 2017

Saudi pledges adherence to oil cut, confident others will

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia will adhere strictly to its commitment to cut output under the global agreement among oil producers, its energy minister said on Monday, expressing confidence that OPEC's plan to prop up prices would work.

Jan 16 2017

Saudi to launch $30-50 billion renewable energy program soon: minister

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia will launch in coming weeks a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.


Iraq special forces chief says mission accomplished in east Mosul

BARTELLA, Iraq Elite Iraqi forces have ousted Islamic State insurgents from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city's eastern half back under government control.